2012 AAM MUSE Awards
This was an exciting year at the American Association of Museums annual conference in Minneapolis. Bluecadet projects received four MUSE awards, hosted a session on creating interactive exhibits, and attended a party at the Minnesota History Center that included an elderly nun giving free massages.
Audio Tours & Podcasts - Gold
African American Iconic Images Collection audio tour, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, Acoustiguide, and Bluecadet
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Online Presence - Silver
African American Iconic Images, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, Acoustiguide, and Bluecadet
Interactive Kiosks - Bronze
Abbott Hall “Restoring Earth” Green Wall interactive, The Field Museum and Bluecadet
Aaron Miller from Bluecadet chaired a session on the collaborative process of creating interactive exhibits with Paul Sparrow, Deputy Director & Senior Vice President of Broadcasting & Programs at the Newseum, and David Rome, Principal of RomeAntics.
Paul Sparrow presented the Newseum’s cutting-edge HP New Media Gallery, for which he led nearly every part of the design and development process.
David Rome presented the World of Coca-Cola’s highly immersive Vault of the Secret Formula exhibit, for which he developed interactive technology and consulted on the AV integration.
Aaron Miller presented the interactives and projections Bluecadet created for the Penn Museum’s new Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibit. For anyone living in or visiting Philly this year, the exhibit is open as of May 5th and runs through January 13th, 2013.
THE MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER
One of the highlights of the trip was the Beer, Burlesque, and Babe (the Blue Ox) party at the Minnesota History Center. If you have never been to beer tasting with women walking around in their underwear while an 83-year-old nun gives free massages, you haven't really lived. We didn't personally get massages from Sister Rosalind, but we were told they are divine.
Not only was this a one-of-kind event, the Minnesota History Center is a quirky and wonderful place to visit anytime. They are also so serious about prototyping that they built an entire exhibition, including some interative exhbits, out of cardboard.
Thanks to everyone who came to our presentation and voted for Bluecadet in this year’s MUSE awards. See you next year in Baltimore!