Category: Multimedia, Tours & Software

Guardians of the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Children’s Museum, 2015

Gallery master planning, complete exhibition design, fabrication, and installation.

This permanent exhibition for the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City is a fun, hands-on exhibition allowing visitors of all ages to playfully explore and learn about all things Great Lakes – from the role of the the US Coast Guard to the nature of waves, from water and air turbulence to lake ecology, and everything in between!

Play with aircraft controls in an elevated USCG helicopter, control the weather on the Great Lakes – thunder, lightening, rain, sun (and perhaps get the 16-ft rainbow to shine!), learn about USCG uniforms, sea-going vessels, and aircraft through fun interactive stations, identify native and non-native aquatic species of the Great Lakes, make waves in a custom 14-ft wave tank, and so much more.

Digital Video Composition Exhibit
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 2013

Design, custom software and media installation.

Digital video brings new capabilities to the traditional technique of chromakey, also known as “green screening,” by which video images can be superimposed and mixed together, or “composited.” You might not know it, but you see the results of this technique frequently in science fiction movies, television commercials, and weather forecasts. In Pixel Play, you can be the subject of video compositing, and watch yourself fall into a plate of spaghetti, grow into a giant above a highway overpass, tumble in a laundry dryer, or swim in the deep ocean.

The Daring Adventures of Alaska’s Pioneer Pilots
Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, 2012

Research, design, custom interactive multimedia, graphic design, label design, fabrication and installation.

Air travel has long been an essential mode of transportation for Alaskan towns and Alaskan bush aviation in the early 20th century is legendary. Valdez, being as far north as you can get and still have a shipping port that doesn’t freeze, was home to many famous pioneer bush pilots such as Bob Reeve, Owen Meals, and Bill Egan. The exhibition, The Daring Adventures of Alaska’s Pioneer Pilots, at the Valdez Museum highlights the many stories, places and people related to local aviation. Displaying photographs, relics and motion pictures, the exhibition brings the exploits of Alaska’s early bush pilots to life.

Luminous Impressions: The Operatic and Fantasy Prints of Henri Fantin-Latour
San Antonio Museum of Art and other venues, 2013

Audio tour design, mobile app, and tablet app.

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) is best known for exquisite still lifes of flowers and fruit, and group portraits of the Paris art scene. Lesser known is that he also devoted much of his creative life to making impressionistic lithographs inspired by his passion for opera, music, literature and poetry. Luminous Impressions features a selection of over forty Fantin-Latour lithographs from a collection of more than 150 images bequeathed to the San Antonio Museum of Art by the late Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. in 2005. They include, as the catalog puts it, “fantasies of sensuous beauties and nymphs, dreamy allegorical and mythological scenes, and homages to Wagner, Berlioz, Shumann and Brahms.”

An audio tour is accessible via cell phone or iPad app. It enables you to visit the exhibition and listen to excerpts of the music that inspired what Fantin-Latour himself considered to be his greatest artistic achievements.

San Antonio Museum of Art, 2011

Design, custom interactive software, custom media display, and installation. 

This cutting-edge contemporary exhibition explores the idea of art as an interpretation of, and a catalyst for, peace. Over 80 artists, including Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Richard Avedon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, El Anatsui, Jenny Holzer, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pat Steir, and Bill Viola, presented artworks that expressed their perspectives on the Dalai Lama and his endeavors.

During the exhibition’s run at the San Antonio Museum of Art, visitors were invited to share their own images and text messages of peace. Each contribution was then added to an ongoing mix that was displayed on two large flat panel monitors in the lobby. Flutter & Wow Museum Projects designed and programmed the unique set of technologies that enabled visitor contributions to be gathered, formatted, sent and displayed in the videos.

San Antonio Museum of Art, 2010

Audio tour design and production.

From Op Art in the 1960s to the current explosion of dazzling abstraction, this nationally touring exhibition traces the development of a “psychedelic sensibility” in the art of the past 40 years. Organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art, Psychedelic showcases figurative and abstract works characterized by intense color and vivid imagery. The artists include such modern masters as Frank Stella, Deborah Remington, Robert Williams, Fred Tomaselli, Victor Vasarely and Ray Rapp.

Flutter & Wow Museum Projects produced the audio tour that accompanies this exhibition, featuring the voices of many of the exhibiting artists, and curator David Rubin.