The science x media tandems are the first programme in the new funding priority "Open Life Science". With this funding priority, the Charité Foundation is working to make the life sciences in Berlin more comprehensible and accessible to a broader public and to strengthen the trustworthiness of medical professionals.
Under the title "From Slices to Spaces", the tandem of Moritz Queisner and Frédéric Eyl is implementing a science parcours in which spatially complex research data from surgery and biomedicine will be made multisensually accessible to a broad audience through new visualization techniques. Building on research work on new imaging techniques by Moritz Queisner, they employ Extended Reality techniques. Due to their unique ability to link digital objects with the real environment of the viewers, the 4D images they generate are particularly suited for representing and conveying spatial information.
This is where the tandem's project comes in: 4D images are not only interesting for researchers to understand complex research data but can also provide laypeople with a less presupposing insight into research data and processes. Frédéric Eyl's media expertise will be used to make the specific visual knowledge from research comprehensible and experiential for non-experts. The science parcours is intended to integrate as a digital extension into the architecture of the new research building, "Der Simulierte Mensch", located on the premises of Charité. The parcours will include the facade, the inter-floor airspace, and the central glass surfaces within the building as its stations. By enabling users to explore 4D research data within the architecture and investigate it using their own smartphones in an AR application, concrete practices and deployment locations of new image-based technologies become experiential and comprehensible. This project not only enhances the perception of Charité and the scientific location of Berlin but also opens up places of knowledge creation to the public, making practices and techniques of life sciences more visible.