Cultural Technology Development Lab

Our Cultural Technology Development Lab is an R&D program where university faculty and students, museum professionals, and other partners work together on technology and design solutions for cultural institutions. Students have worked on apps for SITE Santa Fe and Colorado National Monument, and an e-paper labeling system for a national consortium of museums. Our pilot was the virtual Baumann Marionette Project that has been exhibited at the City of Las Cruces Art Museum and the Governor’s Gallery in Santa Fe and presented at Culture Day at the Roundhouse, and museum conferences nationally and in Italy and England. In November 2015 we will open a new version of the exhibit at the Carlsbad Museum.

Our next big project is an in-house solution for exhibit developers. The Museduino is an open source hardware kit for creating robust public exhibits using the arduino IDE.

You can read about it on Medium, and see the full site with schematics, tutorials and project demonstrations at ( you can order a kit there as well). The Museduino is currently being implemented in exhibits at Acadia National Park, the Bradbury Science Museum at Los Alamos, and the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center.