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Designing Multitouch for Children: Lessons from the Living Mural

While researching multitouch applications for kids, I came across an interesting blog post about the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California. This turn-of-the-century museum recently underwent a transformation which included the launch of Tot Land, a dedicated learning space for … Continue reading

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Building with Open Exhibits at ACM ITS Conference

Learn how to build multitouch applications with Open Exhibits: Attend our in-person workshop at the upcoming Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) Conference. The event runs from November 11-14, 2012 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Organised by ACM, the world’s largest computing society, … Continue reading

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Open Exhibits at ASTC 2012 Conference

(Cross-posted from the Ideum blog.) The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) will be hosting its annual conference October 13-16 in Columbus, Ohio.  Ideum and Open Exhibits will be sharing a booth (#709) and showing off multitouch and arduino-based hardware and software.  … Continue reading

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Designing Open Exhibits for the British Museum

This week, we finalized our designs for two prototype exhibits for the British Museum. In discussing them with the Open Exhibits team, our priority was how to design exhibits that are simple to produce (without ActionScript programming) yet deliver a … Continue reading

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Improved Papers and A New Bounty

As we gear up for the release of Open Exhibits 2.5 later this year, we have expanded the Papers section of the website. Papers now includes a search function and better tagging to help you navigate and find what you … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Screen

Of all the projects, two stood out for me. The first is Big Screams, a participatory game for mobile devices created by Canadian artist-programmer Elie Zananiri. Continue reading

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London to New Mexico: Multitouch for the British Museum

Leaving London Olympic madness behind, I have landed in New Mexico for a month-long fellowship with Open Exhibits. It has been a long road from the multitouch seminar held at The British Museum in October 2011. That event brought an Ideum … Continue reading

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