This touring exhibition for the National Archives of Australia examines the rich diversity of Australian immigrants and the government encouragement of mass migration post World War II. Created to enable visitors to explore historical patterns as well as human experiences of migration, A Ticket To Paradise? uses official statistics, personal testimony, photographs and memorabilia to tell the story of Australia's development through migration.
The Gibson Group was responsible for creating two interconnected interactive experiences in collaboration with TouchTech, and their physical design and construction that involved Australian design partners Thylacine and Interactive Controls. The Globe houses 5 touch screens where visitors encounter an interactive time slider linked to Australian Bureau of Statistics migration data, which animates yearly migration patterns to Australia on a map of the world. Visitors can touch on a country or theme button to discover both curated and visitor generated stories. Content is constantly updated by pulling contributed stories from a companion website.
Visitors within the exhibition or during facilitated workshops can also contribute using a custom built iPad application, which prompts visitors to record a series of short videos. These are automatically uploaded to the back end server wirelessly where they are compiled into a single video track and placed into the Globe interactive experience based on date, place and theme metadata. The video is then sent to the contributor's email account where they can download the video and share it using social media.