Food Exhibit, CSIRO Discovery CentreClient: CSIRO Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia Completed: 2012
Convergence has a longstanding relationship with Discovery, CSIRO’s main educational exhibit resource. In 2011 Convergence designed a new exhibit for ‘Food’ at Discovery. The exhibit explores food and healthy eating, food security and food technologies. A feature of the exhibit is the ‘Feed the Max’ interactive which allows visitors to feed ‘Max’ – a 1 meter high animated model of a barley max grain developed by the CSIRO. Visitors can scan a range of foods to feed Max and based on the healthy benefits of the food they select he is either very happy – jumping up and down or a ‘bit flat’ – going quite limp. The exhibit has proved very popular and effective in explaining that while some foods may look good for us some are not quite as good as they look!