Hack the Box: Reprogramming the Museum Experience

Hack the box participants

Brivo & BrivoLabs, Corcoran College of Art + Design and TopCoder collaborated in a designathon last week. Hack the Boxwas a 3-day designathon in which technology experts, students, and faculty worked together in teams to explore the relationship between identity-based technologies, mobile devices, the built environment, and the visitor experience at museums like the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

The event took place on March 13-15, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and at Brivo Labs in Bethesda, MD.

“Redefining the Museum Experience has been a hot topic for many years. It was fascinating to watch the students dive right in and tackle that task in 3 days absorbing the technology possibilities, aligning them with the space and specific needs of the Corcoran Museum” said Clive Roux, CEO of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD). “The student group had to learn on the fly how to collaborate with their technology savvy, feature focused team members and a rapid overnight prototype coding environment using Top Coders global community of over 600,000 coders”

With TopCoder’s support and Corcoran student input, Brivo Labs will attempt to incubate select proposals from the final presentation event. A mini symposium will be called to review these functioning models. The date and location are still to be determined.

The outcome will also be part of a presentation in London at the Re|XD –Chaos at the Museum Summit 25-27 April.

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