Come, Fly With Us!

The East Coast premiere of Birdly, Max Rheiner’s immersive flight simulator will allow visitors to soar over Manhattan. As part of the ‘Sensory Stories’ exhibition, Birdly will be on display at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image April 18th until May 17th. 


Birdly will be part of  ‘Sensory Stories’, an exhibition of interactive project experimenting with new forms of storytelling at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York City. In the past, Birdly – developed at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHDK – has amazed the audiences at swissnex San Francisco and swissnex India alike and recently was in the limelight at the Sundance Film Festival. 


Birdly hours

Starting April 18 through May 17, Birdly will be operating

Friday 4-8 PM and Saturday/Sunday 11:30 AM – 7 PM

Supported by Presence Switzerland 


Sensory Stories - the Exhibition 

Conceived and organized by the Future of Storytelling, Sensory Stories is a new exhibit of interactive projects that reinvent storytelling with innovative design enabled by digital techniques. The show includes premieres of new work, including the immersive flight simulator Birdly, an interactive film from Google Creative Lab, and the first oBook, a platform that expands literature into the dimension of scent.; The exhibit also features projects from Vincent Morisett, Chris Milk, the National Film Board of Canada, the Daniels, and more. The exhibition opens on April 18, 2015 at Museum of the Moving Image, and will be on view through July 26, 2015.

Sensory Stories features more than a dozen projects, selected by the curatorial team at the Future of StoryTelling, that invite visitors to immerse themselves in stories that engage all their senses—going beyond sight and hearing to include touch, feeling, and even smell. The exhibit includes virtual reality experiences, interactive films, participatory art installations, and new haptic interfaces that showcase the future of entertainment, where stories engage us in multisensoral, immersive, participatory, and personal ways.

Practical Information

Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria NY 

Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, 10:30 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Holiday hours: Monday and Tuesday, April 6 and 7, the Museum will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Birdly will be operating Friday 4-8PM and Saturday/Sunday 1130AM-7PM from April 18th-May 17

Museum Admission: $12.00 for adults; $9.00 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $6.00 for children ages 3–12. Children under 3 and Museum members are admitted free. Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) in Astoria.
Subway: M (weekdays only) or R to Steinway Street. Q (weekdays only) or N to 36 Avenue.