This fall brings three exciting conferences of interest to the Open Exhibits community, and lead Open Exhibits organization Ideum will be participating in each.
The first is ASTC 2012, the Association of Science-Technology Centers conference in Columbus, Ohio on October 13-16. Nearly 2,000 members of the worldwide museum and science center community, including informal science educators and companies collaborating with the museum field, gather for this annual conference. Ideum will be sharing a booth with Open Exhibits at this year’s ASTC, so along with Open Exhibits, we’ll be showing off one of our new multitouch tables (driven, of course, by the Open Exhibits SDK). Please come visit us at booth #709 if you’ll be attending and check out the new gear.
Next up is ACM ITS 2012—Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces—taking place in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 11-14. Described as “a premiere venue for presenting research in the design and use of new and emerging tabletop and interactive surface technologies,” Open Exhibits Project Coordinator Charles Veasey will be submitting a workshop proposal on Open Exhibits that we hope to have approved and we hope to see you there (please note that ITS workshops occur the day before the conference starts).
Immediately following ACM ITS is the BLUR conference in Broomfield, Colorado on November 15-16. At this conference billed as “the only conference that is exploring the line of interaction between computers and humans in a substantive, real-world and hands-on way,” Ideum’s Jim Spadaccini will be presenting a talk entitled “More Social, More Physical: HCI + Museums.” Jim will be focusing this year on the parallels between traditional exhibit design and new HCI approaches, in addition to examining how HCI technologies are creating a new generation of exhibits and how they are impacting the museum field.
We hope to see some of you Open Exhibits community members at each of these events and encourage you to introduce yourselves if you attend!
by Marshall Macy II on July 24, 2012