Maya 2012: Lords of Time - Calendar Projection
On May 5, 2012, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) opened their world premiere exhibition MAYA 2012: Lords of Time. This timely exhibition explores the Maya's sophisticated systems of language and time and the complex artifacts they created for their god-like kings. The exhibition also debunks the myth that the Maya predicted the end of the world would happen on approximately December 21st, 2012.
For this exhibition, Bluecadet created three interactives—two touchscreens and a multi-player touch table experience—and two immersive projections.
Complimenting the Calendar interactive, this projection offers visitors a short and simple introduction to the Maya Calendar and shows its relationship to the Gregorian calendar. To create this projection, a full-sized working system of gears, like the complex inner-workings of a giant clock, had to be digitally created.