Exhibits

The Wiess Energy Hall

I worked for Paul Bernhard's Exhibits from 2015 to 2018 on the Wiess Energy Hall project in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The Wiess Energy Hall is a rather unique hall in that it boasts a huge floor space of over 2700 square meters and upwards of forty individual touch screen applications. Working with graphic designers and content creators I created all of these applications.

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The Energy Career Quiz application places users into one of a dozen energy-related careers after they take a short quiz of ten questions
The Energy Career Quiz application places users into one of a dozen energy-related careers after they take a short quiz of ten questions
The Renewable Energy Kiosks consist of a set of eight interactive touch screen kiosks with content related to renewable energy production. In the middle of the Renewable Exhibit sits the Hub application, whirring with colorful particle effects and a beautiful gallery of images from the Land Art Generator Initiative
The Renewable Energy Kiosks consist of a set of eight interactive touch screen kiosks with content related to renewable energy production. In the middle of the Renewable Exhibit sits the Hub application, whirring with colorful particle effects and a beautiful gallery of images from the Land Art Generator Initiative
The Hydrocarbon Information Center application consists of series of static maps generated from donated Wood Mackenzie data and was developed using custom global plotting code on top of a stylized vector map
The Hydrocarbon Information Center application consists of series of static maps generated from donated Wood Mackenzie data and was developed using custom global plotting code on top of a stylized vector map
Developed in Flex, the GIS Energy Map is an informative two screen interactive map that lets users explore energy distribution on the North American continent
Developed in Flex, the GIS Energy Map is an informative two screen interactive map that lets users explore energy distribution on the North American continent
The Can You Frack It interactive game describes the practice of fracturing the ground for natural gas – or “fracking” as it’s known in the industry
The Can You Frack It interactive game describes the practice of fracturing the ground for natural gas – or “fracking” as it’s known in the industry
This slot machine game has a physical lever users can pull to try and win. Educational text panels educate visitors about the history of oil prospecting. An Arduino was used to forward sensor data to the application
This slot machine game has a physical lever users can pull to try and win. Educational text panels educate visitors about the history of oil prospecting. An Arduino was used to forward sensor data to the application
This application displays 3D animated videos on a fabricated rock wall that simulate depth and real motion
This application displays 3D animated videos on a fabricated rock wall that simulate depth and real motion
This game shows a side-view representation of the practice of geosteering for oil exploration. I spent a lot of effort getting the animation around the drill just right to show dirt and rock particles being chipped away
This game shows a side-view representation of the practice of geosteering for oil exploration. I spent a lot of effort getting the animation around the drill just right to show dirt and rock particles being chipped away
The Continental Drift application is a straightforward interactive that allows users to scrub through time and view how tectonic plates have shifted in the past and how they are predicted to shift in the future
The Continental Drift application is a straightforward interactive that allows users to scrub through time and view how tectonic plates have shifted in the past and how they are predicted to shift in the future
A set of nine interactive dual-screen touch screen kiosks with content related to unconventional energy production, two related to seismic surveys, and four related to oil and gas pipelines
A set of nine interactive dual-screen touch screen kiosks with content related to unconventional energy production, two related to seismic surveys, and four related to oil and gas pipelines
Knights and Castles

Towards the end of my work on the Wiess Energy Hall, I began doing side projects for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The designer of the Knights and Armor exhibit was looking for someone to develop several applications for the end of the exhibit to entertain and inform visitors as well as encourage them to share their Emails for marketing purposes.

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I collaborated with the Houston Museum of Natural Science‘s Exhibit Architect Kevin Gold and Curator of Anthropology Dirk Van Tuerenhout to create an enormous map of European castles
I collaborated with the Houston Museum of Natural Science‘s Exhibit Architect Kevin Gold and Curator of Anthropology Dirk Van Tuerenhout to create an enormous map of European castles. Due to the late 2017 hurricane Harvey, many of our data collectors could not complete their research and that's why Germany looks so incorrectly empty of castles
The Digital Armor Encyclopedia is an application developed to educate visitors at the Houston Museum of Natural Science about types of medieval armor and the years during which those types were used
The Digital Armor Encyclopedia is an application developed to educate visitors at the Houston Museum of Natural Science about types of medieval armor and the years during which those types were used
Using the Crest Creator, users make their own crest by picking from a wide selection of colors, materials, and decorative prints, then Email it to themselves
Using the Crest Creator, users make their own crest by picking from a wide selection of colors, materials, and decorative prints, then Email it to themselves (after agreeing to share their Email with the museum for marketing purposes)
Death by Natural Causes

As part of the Death by Natural Causes exhibit, I was asked to develop an interactive for users to "predict" their possible time-of-death.

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The Death Predictor Exhibit is an intuitive quiz application that allows users to view how their own life choices affect their lifespan
The Death Predictor Exhibit is an intuitive quiz application that allows users to view how their own life choices affect their lifespan by swiping answer-cards left or right. The application is housed in a touch-screen attached to a "fortune teller" animatronic. The final answer in years is then displayed in a "crystal ball" (cell phone screen beneath a glass orb)