Oakland Museum of California
2007 – 2010: Oakland, California
Opened May, 2010
BBI worked with Creative Director Kathy McLean, Dieter Design, and Gordon Chun Design to deliver over twenty-five interactive exhibits in the Art and History galleries. BBI acted as the AV integrator on the project, working with curatorial staff to embed “OK to Touch” interactives among the collection.
Highlights to the Art Gallery include Draw Yourself where visitors use a touch screen interface to digitally sketch and paint their portraits. Their images are then displayed on the gallery walls as part of the collection.
In the History Gallery, Miss Dikeman, an early settler to California, comes to life in her own kitchen by way of a rear projection. Visitors can not only watch her but listen to her via a handset next to the exhibit. A depression-era truck comes alive with a radio that visitors touch, selecting broadcasts from entertainers of that era. A long dormant Jukebox now inspires swing dancing and the 1950s TV has a dial to change the channel – no remote!