This post is in partnership with Comcast.
Have you been to the Xfinity store in Bellevue recently? There’s something exciting happening! You’ll find new interactive installations from the Living Computers Museum inside the store! From now until January 31, 2020, you can check out The Garden of Light Flowers & Twitter Bench, which demonstrate the power of internet connectivity in a fun and engaging way for kids, families and people of all ages. You won’t want to miss it, it’s super cool. As a bonus, if you are visiting Bellevue for the holidays, you will be able to see the exhibit from Snowflake Lane. It will be a welcome break from your shopping!
What is the Living Computers Museum?
Living Computers: Museum + Labs offers visitors of all ages a world class, hands on experience with computer technology spanning from the onset of computing technology to the present. Where most museums put glass in front of their artifacts —we put a chair. Boasting both the world’s largest collection of fully restored and usable machines representing icons of computer history and interactive galleries that offer modern experiences with robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars and more. Living Computers: Museum + Labs also offers educational programs focused on the rapidly changing world of computer science and computing history. Founded in 2012 by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, Living Computers: Museum + Labs is located in Seattle, Washington.
Have you been to the Living Computers Museum?
Two Living Computers Museum exhibits
Garden of Light Flowers
This playful installation presents a magical ‘flower’ garden made up of 6-8’ tall light flowers. Each flower is made up light panels that respond to ambient sound and directed sound like music or clapping nearby. The exhibit is accompanied by a free-standing fixture to explain its capabilities to customers and encourage them to play and experiment with the piece.
This interactive installation visualizes the surprisingly circuitous journey of a tweet. When someone sits on the Twitter Bench, it generates an automatic Tweet (and cute birdie noise). An accompanying graphic simulates the progress of the tweet through the back channels of the Internet.
The Living Computers and Comcast Partnership
To better understand the partnership between The Living Computers Museum and Comcast, the following questions were presented to a representative of The Living Computers Museum.
Why did the Living Computers: Museum + Labs want to partner with Comcast?
The collaboration between Xfinity and Living Computers: Museum + Labs was born from a common passion to use technology to inspire, surprise and delight. At Living Computers, we offer visitors of all ages a world class, hands on experience with computer technology spanning from the onset of computing technology to the present. Through this partnership we’re able to show the power of internet connectivity in a fun and engaging way at our museum and at the Xfinity Retail store.
How does this exhibit represent the technology integration of Xfinity’s internet and the Living Computers: Museum + Labs technology?
At Living Computers we provide visitors of all ages a world class, hands on experience with computer technology spanning from the onset of computing technology to the present. This exhibit enables us to visualize the power of Internet connectivity in a fun and interactive way.
What does this partnership mean for Living Computers as a museum?
The collaboration was born from a common passion to use technology to inspire, surprise and delight. We believe to understand computing technology, you need to experience that technology firsthand and this partnership with Xfinity allows us to extend our mission even further.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit The Living Computers Museum exhibit
I hope you’ll take the time to visit the exhibit during your last minute shopping or after the holidays. Conveniently located inside the Xfinity Store in Bellevue Square, you can get your Xfinity needs take care of AND have some entertainment for the kids too!