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The show-like presentation is just one example of the use of this kind of environmental media. In show mode it breaks down the barrier between the screen and the space and in so doing it can draw in the participants. This begins to address the limitations of screens in the Learning Theater.  Media on screens draws attention away from the space -- but media that uses space beyond the typical screen should be able to bring attention to the space (or keep it there).  One approach is to use "all the space" through large projections like we do on the back wall.  Another approach is to use displays that spill out of the typical rectangle as they do on the walls behind the person in the Patriot Act example. Using the floor is another approach shown in this example.  Making the media more interactive as we did with the Mars data on the back wall or as we did with the FFSS financial information on the back wall takes things one step further by using environmental scale media and adding interaction. Because we have control over both the digital environment and the physical environment in the Learning Theater, we can develop custom patterns or genre's to create high impact experiences.But let's suppose we wanted to be a bit less ambitious while always doing something more than just helping patrons put a slide on a screen. Suppose we develop a two screen configuration where the current slide appears on a screen near the presenter and the immediate past slide appears many times larger on the back wall.  This would allow learners continued access to the immediate past slide in much larger format while still using the same kind of slide deck most presenters would bring with them.  At least this would be a place to start that might be friendly to the typical presenter while pushing to use the environment more actively.
 Gary Natriello2 years ago