Maya 2012: Lords of Time - Calendar Interactive
On May 5, 2012, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) opened their world premiere exhibition MAYA 2012: Lords of Time. This timely exhibition explores the Maya's sophisticated systems of language and time and the complex artifacts they created for their god-like kings. The exhibition also debunks the myth that the Maya predicted the end of the world would happen on approximately December 21st, 2012.
For this exhibition, Bluecadet created three interactives—two touchscreens and a multi-player touch table experience—and two immersive projections.
“Calendar” is a touchscreen interactive where, through the analogy of an interlocking system of gears, visitors see how the Maya Calendar works and how it aligns with the Gregorian (Western) calendar. This interactive—the only fully accurate and interactive Maya calendar—offers visitors the opportunity to see any Common Era date align with the Maya calendar, enter their birthday, and create and print out a birthday stela that features their personal Maya avatar.