The Internet is all around us
Since the beginning of the 21st century, the Internet has gained a vast and ever-growing presence in our lives: Facebook has transformed the way we meet our friends, Google has become our main source of information, Waze (online navigation system) is now our compass, and the ‘Wisdom of Crowds’ is altering our outlooks on culture, politics and society – to name just a few life-changing examples. Indeed, the Internet is all around us, and as we shape it, we are profoundly affected in return.
We at MadaTech believe that - as a future-oriented Museum of Science & Technology - it is our mission to bring this new knowledge to our audiences in novel, exciting ways. To this end we partnered with the Lichtman family, who gave us their generous support in establishing the the Netrix Internet Center. Today we wish to expand and upgrade our Netrix facility within the newly-founded MadaTech Innovation Center.
Netrix – MadaTech's innovative Internet Center
The Netrix Internet Center, aims to familiarize its visitors with the latest wonders of the Internet, and is based on a revolutionary system specially developed by our teams at MadaTech. Its innovative concept will place the visitors themselves in the role of hands-on curators and designers, producing a dynamic, constantly evolving exhibition. Using their own smartphones and tablets, visitors will be able to interact online with Netrix for days before their arrival, during their actual visit, and long after their departure; - changing and adapting its exhibits online to suit their personal interests and needs.
Through the Center's thrilling activities, explorers of all ages will learn about a range of advanced Internet themes, such as sharing, open source, social networks, bio-information, art, games, economy, commerce and others. Collaborations with industry leaders will add a wealth of riveting activities, including: visual trace routing, interactive science quizzes, mass data collection, composing a continual ‘communal story,’ transforming photos into giant oil-bubble portraits, an interactive water fountain controlled by visitors, virtual water science games, 3D models manipulated by movement and more.
The MadaTech Innovation Center
will be a major element of the new MadaTech Innovation Center
. Designed as one of the Museum's largest and most exciting attractions, the Innovation Center will occupy 450 square meters, located right at the entrance to the Education Building
. This is the first point of contact with thousands of students who participate in MadaTech’s educational programs annually. Alongside Netrix, the cutting-edge Center will house the amazing Wanger Family Fab Lab
– a digital design and fabrication workshop equipped with state-of-the-art 3D printers, as well as advanced design facilities and production tools.