THE NORWEGIAN CANCER SOCIETY’S SCIENCE CENTER (KREFTFORENINGENS VITENSENTER) | 2017
The spreading of information and knowledge allows scientists, researchers and doctors to create and implement better cancer treatments, sometimes stopping the disease altogether.
The Norwegian Cancer Society’s Science Center was developed based on the concept of spreading (data, information, knowledge). The visual aesthetics of the center emerge from spreading dots along a grid, sometimes breaking it, and transforming it into a mutated shape representing cancer, or following the spreading grid in scenography and screen interfaces in the installations.
In “World of Cells” visitors can see themselves being dissolved into cells, which in turn form different organs. In this installation visitors can also learn about the different organs in the human body, and get in-depth knowledge about DNA.
In the research timeline visitors can explore cancer’s research history, from early discoveries centuries ago, to the aid of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the health sector in the present day.
Visitors can explore interactive installations where they can try practicing surgery, learn more about cell mutation and immerse themselves in a newsfeed with the most recent information on cancer research, among others.