Can you imagine any better way of story telling than using a map? Hard to image. This was the thought of designers at German Salt Museum (former salt mine since the Middle Age) in Lüneburg, a city close to Hamburg, Germany. They’ve created amazing interactive installation, entitled „Salt Worldwide“ which tells the story of the salt mining around the world and
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The map presents a virtual world made of salt with 34 touch sensitive salt crystals spreading over the map. When touched the crystals start to glow and some of them launches extra virtual information. Moreover each crystal launches a millions of salt particles that flow over the world map, slide down along the mountain ridges, and along the currents in the seas. It gives an amazing impression. I love it.