We’re excited to welcome Aaron Miller, our new Producer and Interactive Technology Specialist, to Bluecadet. He boasts an impressive interactive background, and real project management chops. How he got to Bluecadet is a multimedia-studded road. Check out his artwork, installations and interactives.
Aaron's Artwork and Interactive Media
Aaron's background is just what we look for at Bluecadet. We consistently seek out artists, thinkers and visionaries; almost every member of our team has a liberal arts background. Aaron is co-founder and software designer for The Perpetual Art Machine (PAM), an online video-art community and an internationally touring interactive installation. In the installation, visitors can choose groups of videos by selecting a keyword from a touchscreen, which pulls up a grid of videos both on its partner touchscreen and as a projection. Users can select a specific video by touching it on the second screen.
Aaron also produced multimedia interactives for museums that educate and teach while he was Multimedia/Technology Developer at Monadnock Media. How to Build a Ship will be an exhibit in the new National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico in Mobile Alabama. This exhibit introduces visitors to the unique assembly process at Bender Shipbuilding.
Aaron is also an interactive multimedia artist. Below is a digital print he created with a real-time drawing program he built using Max/MSP/Jitter during a residency at The Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.
Aaron's interactive technology artwork and performances have been exhibited in Beijing, Poland, and the Czech Republic, as well as at the Albright-Knox Gallery’s bi-annual invitational. His installations and performances are innovative and resonant, and have received recognition and accolades for their creativity. In 2006, he received the New York State Council on the Art’s Individual Artists grant.
How Aaron wound up at Bluecadet
We met Aaron when he was working with the National Museum of American Jewish History as a Curatorial Project Manager. The NMAJH is a major addition both to Philadelphia's cultural landscape and to the study of the American Jewish experience, and it boasts incredibly rich interactive installations that creatively illustrate everything from the Jewish immigrant experience to visitor reactions and opinions.
Aaron was instrumental in creating these interactives. He oversaw the installation and maintenance of the museum’s core exhibition, specializing in the many multimedia exhibits. He managed relations between curatorial staff and the exhibit designers, multimedia producers, exhibit fabricators, A/V integrators and numerous other consultants.
After the main exhibitions were completed, Bluecadet was tapped by the NMAJH to create a large touchscreen donor kiosk, which served to recognize the contributors who made the museum possible.
Aaron gave us a full behind the scenes tech tour of the museum, and quickly impressed us with his expertise. Over the next few months we got to know Aaron and his love of museum technology. He was interested in getting back into the production side of things, and joined us in the summer of this year.
"I had been wanting to get back to my media production roots, and Bluecadet offered the perfect opportunity."- Aaron Miller
As of today, he’s already undertaken several new projects as a producer and interactive multimedia specialist. But of course Aaron has done far more than just work with Bluecadet and NMAJH. He’s been a Multimedia/Technology Developer at Monadnock Media, an adjunct lecturer at the University of Buffalo, a software and hardware designer for artist Gary Hill's projects throughout the US and Europe, a teacher running workshops and giving lectures on creating interactive art, and is an artist, installation guru, multimedia producer, and more.
We’re looking forward to getting to know Aaron even better, and are eager to see the exciting new approaches he brings to our interactive projects.