Bluecadet is thrilled to announce the addition of designer Aaron Richardson to our team. Though he’s only been with us for a few short weeks, he’s already got a full plate, so we thought we’d take this time out to show you a little of what made him special enough to snap up in the first place. Cue the image roll.
Creating an interactive installation involves a lot of planning. Without it, rookies and veterans alike can find themselves banging their head against the touchscreen wall. Things quickly pile up, whether it's the touch drivers acting up with the operating system or the A/V extenders not matching. But there’s hope: welcome to the first in a series of touchscreen tips blogs!
Bluecadet sent a team down to the American Association of Museum’s Annual Meeting and Museum Expo in Houston last week. It was exciting to meet so many great museum people while manning our booth, but according to our production and museum maven Victoria Jones, the real fun was in the sessions. Here’s a top-five countdown of her favorites from this year’s annual meeting.
We headed to Toronto to attend the FITC Design and Technology Festival last week, and discovered some incredible projects. For those who might be overwhelmed by the full FITC wrap-up, our interactive developer Stacey Wiley created a Bluecadet-curated countdown list of some of the most innovative and inspirational things from the festival this year.
Bluecadet hosted the inaugural Philadelphia Museums and Technology (#PhillyMuseTech) group get-together in our offices, along with co-organizer Aaron Miller. At first we were attempting to somehow meld Cinco de Mayo and Museums & Technology (since the meetup happened to take place on the 5th), but that idea easily melted away once the group got together. Despite the Dos Equis and tortilla chips, Museums were obviously on everyone’s mind.
The Bluecadet team is heading across the border to our Northern Neighbor this weekend. Josh will be in Toronto at Hot Docs, the world’s largest documentary Film Festival (check it out on Twitter @HotDocs). He’s going for docXchange, an interactive documentary film-financing workshop.
The Bluecadet team roadtripped down to the 10th annual Global Leadership Awards in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night. We had a chance to celebrate with the hard-working Vital Voices staff, and were fortunate to join them in recognizing this year's honorees.
Bluecadet is nominated for three Webby Awards this year! We're all abuzz with excitement, but we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. We’re up against some really impressive competition; so stiff, in fact, that we’re immensely proud just to be nominated. See what's in contention, below.
Visited the Museum of Fine Arts Boston over the weekend to check out the new Art of the Americas Wing - a huge addition the museum. We were greeted at the door by an iPad-wielding membership recruiter. The new wing features a few fun interactives, including a huge multi-user touch table.
We shot candid-style interviews of local museum lovers for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Thanks to our friends Marty and Willie at VideoArt for taking the lead on the shoot. Notice the use of an iPad instead of a traditional slate. Using 3 Canon SLRs, we captured beautiful high def video that will have gorgeous depth of field.