New Telus Spark exhibit Every Second to bring a lifetime of information to Calgarians

How much time are you spending doing certain things? New Telus Spark exhibit might provide some insight

Set to open July 29th Every Second seeks to bring new perspective on both every day occurrences a life's most significant events. / Telus Spark for Livewire Calgary

Telus Spark is hoping a new exhibit will put time into perspective for Calgarians.

Every Second is the first show in Telus Spark’s all-new 6,000 square foot digital immersion studio. It focuses on the moments of a person’s life and the science behind it.

Angela Stinson, Director of Strategic Projects at Telus Spark, said that this exhibit not only informs people about the statistics surrounding one’s life but also brings attention to events that one might consider insignificant.

“I think that’s the beauty of it. It’s about science but it’s also about emotion. There’s really a story behind the science. That’s what I think this show is offering to the visitor,” said Stinson.

The exhibit is a collaboration between Telus Spark and Montreal based team Supply and Demand Studio Inc. They wanted an experience that’s not only informative but also visually appealing. President of Supply and Demand Oliver Goulet said that exhibit uses state-of-the-art projection and sound systems to create a fully immersive experience.

“Scenic design, sound, lights and visuals are all tools used to enhance the spectacle and make this more engaging for all senses. This is not a simple passive experience,” said Goulet.

A lifetime of information

Calgary’s multicultural population made finding a certain data set that would represent the most amount of people difficult. Goulet said that this presented a unique challenge for the team.

“It was quite an exciting process. We chose to retain mostly North American data but made sure that it was respectful to most cultures around the globe,” said Goulet.

Stinson said that the facts and statistics that were selected for the gallery share with visitors the science behind certain moments. They also give newfound perspective on events throughout a lifetime.

“A fact that I found interesting was the fact that a child on average laughs 300 times a day whereas adults laugh 17 times a day on average. That fact elicits an emotional response from me. These are the kind of things that we are delivering to people,” said Stinson.

This exhibit will be the first new gallery space for Spark since it opened 10 years ago. Stinson hopes the new exhibit will deliver the unexpected for visitors.

“We thought it would be an interesting opportunity to really tie in narrative to science. We’re really hoping that we can convey science education through this new artful digital medium,” said Stinson.

Every Second will open on July 29 to Jan. 30 2022. For more information on the exhibit click here.

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