Last week, our senior multitouch engineer braved the 25-hour flight to Malaysia to install a MT-50 Multitouch Table in the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world. Our table is in the lobby of Petrosains, the science and discovery center on the 4th & 5th levels of both towers.
The center is huge, with over 70,000 sq. ft of exhibit space(!), and features several implementations of multitouch technologies. The screens that can be seen behind the MT-50 in the photo below are also multitouch, as are the kiosks and touch voting screens in the background. The “Hot Science” gallery is designed to promote interest in the latest cutting-edge scientific research. Although the center focuses on petroleum-related technologies (the towers are home to Petronas, Malaysia’s national oil and gas company), it has a wide variety of other science exhibits as well.
It seemed like everyone got a kick out of the programs on the table. Staff and visitors alike enjoyed playing Gravitoy, a multitouch physics-based game (NUITEQ) that allows you to change the way objects slide on the table. All of the Petrosains staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. Check out our flickr set to see more images from the Petrosians install.