Open Exhibits


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Twitter: @openexhibits


Open Exhibits is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored initiative that looks to transform the way in which museums and other informal learning institutions produce and share computer-based exhibits. Open Exhibits is both a collection of software and a growing community of practice.

Open Exhibits focuses on the development of new human computer interaction (HCI) exhibits that hold the promise of creating visitor experiences that are physically engaging and encourage greater social interaction. Open Exhibits software is available free to museums, students, schools, nonprofits, and U.S. government agencies.

Ideum, an interactive design firm, operates the Open Exhibits initiative and has developed GestureWorks, a commercial counterpart to the Open Exhibits software.

Away3D supplies the rendering framework for the latest 3D capabilities of the Open Exhibits software platform, integrating with a specifically designed 3D CML extension and Gestureworks’ own 3D gesture support. The update offers new ways for Open Exhibits & Gestureworks users to engage their audience with interactive 3D content.