An Example of “Bold, Creative, Useful, and Pono” Idea

Idea: A community built rich media interactive timeline of the history of Hawaii presented in an immersive environment at Bishop Museum and other sites around the islands.

Picture a room at Bishop Museum surrounded by floor to ceiling screens. They display a 3D rich media interactive timeline of Hawaii that can be controlled with familiar iPhone-like gestures by visitors. The visualization would include multiple perspectives including something similar to Appleʻs time machine. Visitors at museum sites could navigate the system using familiar hand gestures – swipe left, right, pinch, etc.

The core content would ideally be contributed by organization such as Bishop Museum and Hawai’inuiakea. The community would be encouraged to contribute photos, videos and stories around historical events using a Wikipedia-like model for curation, editing and attribution. The interface would allow visitors to contribute on location, turning what is normally a one way conversation at museums into a conversation.


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