Corning worked with design firm and systems integrator Stereolize to create the exhibit prototypes and the custom interfaces that supported them.
The exhibits immersed the participants in the glass-enabled experience – they created and shared videos on the collaboration tables, jumped over digital hurdles at the Fitness Mirror, and admired the free-flowing dashboard with customized content inside the Connected Car.
The booth extended Corning’s visionary Glass Age campaign, inspired by the notion that materials have transformed society and culture.
“Glass is arguably one of the most transformative materials in history,” said Dr. Jeff Evenson, Corning senior vice president and chief strategy officer, in a kickoff presentation.
Glass innovations, he noted, have spawned revolutions for many centuries.
The telescope expanded humans’ understanding of the universe; glass lenses and picture tubes created major shifts in popular culture; and optical fiber formed the backbone of the Internet, ushering in a new era of communications.
Today, glass is gaining importance in a broad range of industries as innovators recognize the unique properties of glass and the role it can play in solving tough challenges.
“In fact,” Evenson said, “we believe glass components will be as vital to the next 50 years as silicon components have been to the last 50 years.”