**Gold at the American Alliance of Museums Media and Technology MUSE Awards 2016**
Digie is an interactive wall installation inviting visitors to explore the past and present of El Paso, Texas, in a highly playful and tactile way. It was developed in close collaboration with the New Zealand based production company Gibson Group.
Art Direction: Jakob Thorbek, Lotte Kryger Broe
Design: Jakob Thorbek, Lau Futtrup Rasmussen, Lotte Kryger Broe
Project Manager: Christina Holm
Software, installation etc.: Gibson Group
Producer: Allan Smith – Gibson Group
Digie is the result of a museum's ambitious vision of engaging the community of El Paso in the creation and dissemination of the city's history.
The three-dimensional cityscape of El Paso is built of a large media collection of images and video from the museum. It acts as a multi user installation, allowing groups of people to browse simultaneously through El Paso culture and history – across time, place and theme.
This is made possible by a giant panoramic wall of advanced LED touch screens – the first wall of this kind in the United States.
Visitors can also become a part of the cityscape through user-generated features. They can upload their own collections of images, tell their own family history, add comments to images and videos, send a post card from Digie via email etc.
Every single image and video in the current collection of more than 6,000 media items can be shared via mobile, using its individual QR code.
Online, the website digie.org offers an extra gateway to the co-creation of El Paso digital history. It allows people to browse, share, upload and comment on the entire cityscape collection – independent from the physical location of Digie in downtown El Paso.
Digie is a sister project to the Copenhagen wall installation, developed in 2010 for The Museum of Copenhagen. Both projects have been developed in close collaboration with the New Zealand based production company Gibson Group.