KUAUA: An Ancient City by the River

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KUAUA: An Ancient City by the River
PICT 2015, Coronado Historic Site

Just up the river from Albuquerque, New Mexico sits the ancient city of Kuaua, long thought to be the point of first contact between the Spanish explorer Coronado and the Pueblo Indians around the year 1540. It is also the site of beautiful painted murals found inside of a ceremonial Kiva.

Video by Shane Fores, Chris Killion, Monica Garcia, Kerry Loewen, Jeff Burdick, Andrew Shephard.

Sim Pueblo

During PICT 2015, students developed an interactive with an ipad and 3D printed models.

Graduate student Simone Seagle converted the original prototype for the HP Sprout,  an all-in-one PC that has two touch screens, a 3D camera, etc.

Manhattan Project

PICT 2017

Students created new exhibit components for the Manhattan Project National Park in Los Alamos, NM. Components included graphic design for exhibit panels, 360 video, scent and sound based interactive drawers, and an interactive gallery on a touchscreen. Continue reading “Manhattan Project”

Arctic Air Interactives

Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Arctic Air: Bold Flight of S.A. Andree exhibit
Interactive Touch Tables

Acadia Interactive Rail

Acadia National Park
Interactive Rail

In this exhibit, visitors compare and contrast sounds of Marsh life and Open Ocean ecosystems. We used Museduino, our own open-source system for building exhibits. The rail is embedded with buttons to trigger over head speakers and LED lights to illuminate the left and right side of the exhibit panel.

Acadia Bird Matching Game

Acadia National Park
Bird Matching Game

In this exhibit, visitors are invited to match a shorebird’s egg to its image. The egg is embedded with an RFID tag, which when read correctly, triggers the sound of the bird’s call. The wrong egg triggers a “incorrect” sound clip. Each set is stand-alone, so highly motivated visitors can get a cacophony of north eastern shorebirds calling out.