Liz Leigh, Wellington hologram startup Point Zero to bring interactive experiences into Te Papa Museum, Startup Daily, 26 August 2016
As visitors of museums, we are used to seeing animals that no longer exist as stuffed objects on display. To imagine how a dinosaur would look, move and sound, museums display bones, replicas and videos, but that still doesn’t live up to Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.
Now imagine when you enter a museum you are immersed in a world of holographic dinosaurs that look, move and sound just like the real thing. Imagine if a fight between the Spartans and Romans was holographically taking place right in front of your eyes.
This is the future, this is what Wellington’s Te Papa museum is currently investing in – holograms. In August this year New Zealand hologram startup Point Zero was one of 10 startups chosen to take part in the museum’s first ever accelerator program, Mahuki. Point Zero has planted its focus on enhancing visitor experiences to the museum through interactive holograms.
Earlier this year Point Zero launched its first holographic product, HoloSpace. The product is believed to be the world’s first interactive customisable hologram technology for commercial use and has the potential to change they way information and now history is represented.