Summer App Challenge:
-Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is looking for teen designers who can blend digital savvy with physical activity.
-closes June 24
-details: In connection with the Museum’s YOU! The Experience exhibit, an app challenge is underway to inspire young people to design an app that will motivate teens to get up and move, using a mobile phone. The contest is open to teens entering grade eight through 12 in the 2011-2012 school year…Technology and/or sports experience are not required. Entrants are asked to submit a an overview of the concept and storyboards explaining how it would work by the deadline of June 24. View all the details at msichicago.org/appchallenge.
Get inspired by:
The Van Gogh in Brabant Foundation: http://www.vangoghbrabant.com/en
-The mobile app serves as a travel guide to five villages and towns in the Dutch province of North Brabant where van Gogh lived and worked as a young man.
The Department of History at Cleveland State University: http://clevelandhistorical.org/
-The Clevenland Historical app (for iPhone and Android phones) curates the city as a living museum.
The Smithsonian/Columbia University/University of Maryland collaboration: http://leafsnap.com/
-Summer 2011 launch of Leafsnap (iPhone, iPad and Android), an app that identifies a plant based on a leaf’s silhouette.
(Un)Seen Sculptures: http://www.unseensculptures.com/
-a mobile 3-D augmented reality art show staged in various locations, made digital works by Australian and international artists visible to anyone (iPhone, Android or Nokia). Download the Layar Reality Browser app. When touches, these art forms reveal further information and unlock other forms of interaction.
-Limited to Sydney and Melbourne
–Do It Yourself: Great family summer project, Awesome fall project for your students, etc.