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Brivo Systems and Corcoran collaboration receives Muse Award from the American Alliance of Museums

Published on 14 May, 2014
Brivo Systems and [topcoder] team members developed prototypes and conclusions
Brivo Systems and Corcoran collaboration expands technology as a whole within the design community

Brivo Systems and Brivo Labs, a business unit of Brivo Systems focused on social access management through the Internet of Things, in March 2014 joined the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design and [topcoder] community in an ongoing collaboration to enhance the museum experience. The cloud-based technology company explored ways to enhance and engage people to interact with physical spaces using innovations in both beacon and wearable technology. Combining the expertise of the distinguished Washington, DC cultural institution and from the crowdsourcing community drove ideas to real life implementable solutions leading to the Muse Award, a technology award presented by the American Alliance of Museums.

“We are excited and honoured to receive this recognition for our collaboration with the Corcoran and [topcoder]; we truly enjoyed bringing together the technology and software development community along with the design community,” said Lee Odess, Vice President of Marketing for Brivo Systems and General Manager of Brivo Labs. “Our collaboration has brought new ideas and solutions to the market not only for our customers, but it will also expand technology as a whole within the design community.”

Hack the Box: Re-programming the Museum Experience took place March 10 - March 12, 2014, topped off with a 12 hour brainstorming event located at Brivo Systems’ Bethesda headquarters. Corcoran students, together with Brivo Systems and [topcoder] team members developed prototypes and conclusions that present how traditional museum spaces may be designed to interact with a networked audience.

"The [topcoder] community is very proud to have participated in the ideation process and help expand the technology capabilities within the museum space,” said Dave Messinger, chief community officer at Appirio. “This was a great opportunity to work together with like-minded innovators to take the team’s creative concepts and rapidly develop new applications that improve the on-site experience.”

The collaboration did not end there; outcomes from Hack the Box: Re-programming the Museum Experience was then presented April 25-27 in London during Chaos at the Museum, an international exhibition design summit.

“Introducing the international exhibition design community to the Hack the Box process and findings was both exciting and gratifying,” noted Clare Brown, Chair and Assistant Professor of Exhibit Design, Corcoran College of Art & Design. “Because engaging audiences is a common goal for museums across the globe, Hack the Box was well received as an innovative way to deliver customisable content and experiences to museum visitors.”

The Muse Awards will take place Sunday, May 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

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