If you’re a James Bond fan, or enjoy the Jason Bourne & Mission Impossible movies then David Adjaye’s brand new New York City-based experiential museum of espionage and spying, called Skyscape, will most certainly be your vibe.
Located on the first three levels of a building in Midtown Manhattan, occupying an area of 5,574m2, the attraction is part museum and part interactive centre, which showcases the fascinating world of espionage, exhibited in the form of stories, tools and characters. Visitors can also participate in challenges that range from surveillance skills to special ops training. via
Regular readers of this site will know that we are massive fans of experiential futures and immersive experiences that challenge the mind to reframe reality in new and creative ways.
What we really like about the idea of Spyscape is that it presents itself as a museum of the future in which a reimagining of surveillance and privacy is encouraged. If we can imagine how life must have been in the past in a dedicated museum, the same must be true as well in our collective effort to visualise a preferred future too.
Spyscape offers a multi-sensory interactive experience where visitors can pretend to be spies. The adventure starts on arrival, when each is presented with an Identity Band that is used to track their journey with electromagnetic fields. via
If you want to encourage people to really picture themselves in the future – give them a believable set to walk around in and touch artefacts from a time yet to come.