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Ideum and Open Exhibits at ISEA 2012

Next week, the ISEA2012  international symposium kicks off. We will be there demoing the latest Open Exhibits software on one of our Platform multitouch tables on Thursday, September 19th at the Meeting Minds Tech Lounge at the Hotel Albuquerque Reception (5:30-7pm).  … Continue reading

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Human Computer Interaction in Informal Science Education Conference (HCI+ISE)

Exciting news! We just received funding from the National Science Foundation to host a conference on human computer interaction in informal science education.  HCI+ISE will be held June 11-14th 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Kathleen McLean from Independent Exhibitions and I are the … Continue reading

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Open Exhibits 2.5 – Coming This Fall

This November will mark the second year anniversary of Open Exhibits. Back then, we released version 1.0 of the Open Exhibits multitouch framework and launched the community site. In March of this year, we completely redesigned and rebuilt the website … Continue reading

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Open Exhibits – The Road Ahead

Over the next few weeks you will start to see more changes on the Open Exhibits website.  There are a few new developments with the project. Charles Veasey is now the Project Coordinator for Open Exhibits and he is busy … Continue reading

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Getting Started for Non-Programmers

Since the release of the Open Exhibits 2.0 back in March, we’ve been busy building new components, updating the SDK (software development kit) (we are now at version 2.0.4 if you haven’t updated lately), and improving the site.  One item … Continue reading

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Multitouch Table Exhibit with Audio Layer Prototype

As I mentioned in my previous post,  Open Exhibits Lead Developer, Charles Veasey and I attended a workshop at the Museum of Science in Boston this week that explored accessibility issues in computer-based exhibits.   In the next few weeks, we will share … Continue reading

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Creating Museum Media for Everyone

Next week, myself and Charles Veasey from the Open Exhibits project will be attending a week-long workshop focusing on accessibility issues in computer-based interactives held at the Museum of Science in Boston.  The project, Creating Museum Media for Everyone is a National … Continue reading

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Ghosts in Armour at Santa Fe Complex

An ongoing international art project exploring a declining industry, ‘Ghosts in Armour’ opens at the Santa Fe Complex on May 25th.  The project is described as “a multi-disciplinary artistic exploration into the emerging post-industrial landscapes of Europe’s declining steel industry, documenting and … Continue reading

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Papers Section of the Open Exhibits Site Updated

The papers section of the Open Exhibits website has be reworked and expanded. There are dozens of research papers and articles focusing on natural user interface, accessibility, user experience, UI design, evaluation, multitouch techniques, and more.  We hope you find … Continue reading

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New Components & Update to the SDK

 The Mask Image Viewer, Panoramic Viewer, and Media Viewer components are now available. These components are easily customized by simply editing the CML (Creative Markup Language) files. Of course, they can also be modified and expanded using ActionScript and Open Exhibits … Continue reading

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This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under Award Number MG-30-14-0037-14.

Matching funds for OpenExhibits are provided by Ideum, makers of custom exhibits, touch tables, video walls and touch walls. Ideum also rents multitouch tables.

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