Flour Tower

Immersive Ride
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – 2003

Audiences board a freight elevator and ride through eight floors of a recreated Minneapolis flour mill. Scenes on each floor come to life with working machinery, video projection, and immersive audio as the voices of actual millers tell their stories of working in the mills. Behind the scenes, a complex media system controls the experience, triggering 16 channels of matrixed audio, high-resolution video, theatrical lighting, industrial motors, and the elevator itself.

Award:
Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award, 2004 American Association of Museums MUSE Award

Role:
Producing, editing, sound design, videography, show control programming, media and system design, installation
(On staff with the Minnesota Historical Society)