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MUSEUM EXPLORER TECHNOLOGY: A New Type of Exhibit & Collections Management

Museum Explorer Technology

At Tessellate, we believe your museum's artwork and artifacts are part of the institution’s larger narrative, and that objects in a collection are the outcomes of ideas deeper than face value. The objects and artwork represent stories that are evocative of rich histories, bold missions and illuminate concepts relevant to visitors today.

Because we believe in the power of museums, and the power of objects to tell impactful stories, we have created a technology solution for museums to bring their collections and exhibits to life. This includes smart cases, interactive exhibit explorers, and moving images that tell the narrative beneath the objects and artifacts. The stories your audience wants to hear and connect with.

Tessellate has designed and built, in partnership with GORGES, a pilot technology platform that can bring your museum’s mission and collections to life. The platform is a back-end and front-end Exhibit Management System that is easy to use, maintain, and update. And we hope to share this with your museum! Reach out if you are interested in learning more. emily@tessellatestudio.com (WBE, WBENC)

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Mobile Food Lab Opens its Doors!

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Mobile Food Lab Opens its Doors!

The Mobile Food Lab opens its long-awaited bus doors to students this October! For our client, the Reed Foundation and GreensDoGood, Tessellate provided a turnkey design and build solution for this experiential vehicle centered around food literacy. Food literacy teaches kids where food comes from, how it nourishes and impacts us, and shapes our world. Aboard this bus children from grades K through 8 get to learn about key themes of Food Science, Urban Agriculture, Creativity and Cooking through hands-on activities - within in a flexible and accessible experiential vehicle. Through multi-sensory, interactive stations Tessellate's goal is to harness students innate curiosity. Find more details at www.mobilefoodlab.org.

Project Team: Emily Conrad (Experience Design and Project Management), Joe Karadin (Physical Design), Tucker Viemeister (Visual Design and Creative Direction), Sadie Coughlin-Prego (Experience Designer).

Turnkey Design and Build solution including Physical Design, Experience Design, Visual Design, Branding, and Production Management. 

Fabrication services provided by EXPLUS.

Photo courtesy of Frank Mentesana of EcoSpaces

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Tessellate Co-Founder Emily Conrad to speak about New Methodologies in Exhibit Design at SEGD in Washington, DC

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Tessellate Co-Founder Emily Conrad to speak about New Methodologies in Exhibit Design at SEGD in Washington, DC

Emily Conrad, Co-Founder and President of Tessellate Studio, will be giving a talk on New Methodologies in Exhibit Design: Start Up Practice Perspective at SEGD's Exhibit and Experience Design Conference in Washington, DC. August 23rd. With so much to share about growing Tessellate these past two years, participating in NEW INC's incubator for new practices in art design and technology, Emily will talk about what it means to be a start up in the design industry, how to stay focused on what really matters - making the human connection.

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Tompkins Center for History & Culture - Exhibit Design

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Tompkins Center for History & Culture - Exhibit Design

Tessellate is excited to be selected as the exhibit design team for Tompkins Center for History and Culture in gorges Ithaca New York. We love telling the stories of unique places!

Opening in 2019 the Tompkins Center for History and Culture will be a vibrant cultural destination on the Commons in downtown Ithaca, NY. It will deliver engaging multimedia exhibits and program experiences on local and regional history and on Tompkins County's impact on the world.

http://tompkins-center.net

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Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

We look back to 2017 with thanks and gratitude, and look forward to sharing a bright and creative 2018!

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TESSELLATE @ XLAB

TESSELLATE @ XLAB

Emily Conrad, Co-founder of Tessellate, was invited to moderate a discussion for SEGD's XLAB panel Disrupted Storytelling: New Models for User Engagement. The discussion centered around technology and the benefits of tactile and screen based interactives for museums. Thanks to our friends at Xibitz for sponsoring the panel, and to SEGD for a great event. And we enjoyed having a full house at our first ever NEW INC studio tour!  

 

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BioBus Launch Party

BioBus Launch Party

The BioBus launch was celebrated last night in Harlem at the Jerome L. Greene Center, which is part of Columbia's Manhattanville campus and home to the BioBase Harlem. We were thrilled to be alongside scientists, donors, and families as part of the festivities.

Tessellate Designs BioBus, Innovative Science Education Lab

Seeking to create a mobile lab prototype to support their new model for STEM education, BioBus asked Tessellate to plan and design their innovative community laboratory outfitted in an Airstream trailer to serve as the next generation of BioBus’s growing fleet in New York City . BioBus is the first of it's kind hands-on mobile laboratory equipped with high tech science equipment, microscopes, and expert scientist ready to share their passion for biology. This open-ended, exploratory environment required Tessellate’s design team to develop a tightly integrated physical, technical and experiential design from the inside out. Tessellate developed the new visual identity, including the logo, pattern design, and environmental graphics that are expressed throughout the surfaces and physical elements of the lab. Fabrication services provided by Ultimate Airstream.

 

 Latasha Wright (BioBus), Emily Conrad (Tessellate), and Ben Dubin-Thaler (BioBus)

Latasha Wright (BioBus), Emily Conrad (Tessellate), and Ben Dubin-Thaler (BioBus)

TESSELLATE at XLab

TESSELLATE at XLab

Tessellate Co-founder, Emily Conrad, will be moderating the Disrupted Storytelling; New Models for User Engagement panel at XLab 2017. Join us in NYC on Thursday, November 2nd for an exciting and informative event!

SEGD’s Xlab returns this November in New York with a focus on change and innovation in experience design. This year’s theme, Experience Design in the Era of Disruption, will showcase how disruption is impacting experience design and the way people are using and interacting with places and spaces. https://segd.org/workshop/2017-xlab

Exhibition Design at FIT

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Exhibition Design at FIT

This summer, Tessellate's Co-founder Joe Karadin was honored to host ten students from the Zhejiang University of Technology School of Art for an Introduction to Exhibition Design Summer seminar class at the Fashion Institute of Technology Exhibition Program in New York City. The week long class included an overview of exhibition design and two assignments centered around the theme of Curiosity and Constraints, two of the more important aspects of exhibition design. The students did an amazing job of exploring New York and finding things that sparked their curiosity and changed the perspective on how the see and interpret the world around them. The second assignment Pen and Paper explored the notions of designing with constraints and using your powers of creativity to solve for limited design constraints. Joe was excited to have had the opportunity to share his extensive experiences as a designer with this wonderful group of future designers.

Special Thanks to Brenda Cowan, Christina Lyons, (Iris) Pan Chen Qi. (for her patience in translating), (Renee) Ren Yi and of course our ten amazing students.

林俊杰 Junjie Lin

高晗吉 Hanji Gao

王正潇 Zhengxiao Wang

金思聪 Sicong Jin

黄逸儿 Yier Huang

王一纯 Yichun Wang

朱天虹 Tianhong Zhu

倪菁 Jing Ni

丁佳燕 Jiayan Ding

徐陈晴 Chenqing Xu

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Fly-throughs

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Fly-throughs

At Tessellate, we are fans of creating first-person fly-throughs for every design. Fly-throughs are a virtual but accurate model of a design that includes physical, media, and software elements. This helps the design team to collaboratively bring a concept to life from each discipline and see it all come together. This process improves the overall design. Fly-throughs also allow our clients visualize the space, scale, and details of a project. And for media and print graphics, animated fly-throughs help differentiate between static and dynamic displays. Most recently our fabulous design team put together a fly-through of the National Airmail Museum Concept, which can be seen below.

The National Airmail Museum will be a place for the community to come together and celebrate the storied history of Fort Wayne and the city’s role in aviation history and the development of the National Airmail Service. The Museum will be housed in Hangar 2 at Smith Field Airport and feature interactive, hands-on exhibits that provide an in-depth perspective and bring this story to life. The museum will also be home to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Chapter 2 Headquarters, gift shop and a uniquely themed dining experience.

Learn more about the National Airmail Museum here.

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BioBus Hits the Road!

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BioBus Hits the Road!

The BioBus is live! And ready for visitors to the mobile lab. What we love about BioBus is that it's the first of it's kind hands on mobile laboratory equipped with high tech science equipment, microscopes, and amazing scientist ready to share their passion for biology. Biobus a break from traditional education and science classes, and inspires budding scientists. Tessellate was fortunate to work with the BioBus team on their new logo, visual style and redesign of the bus, which is now a high tech Airstream trailer. From start to finish, inside and out.

Learn more about the BioBus

 

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New Inc

New Inc

Tessellate is thrilled to be a member of the New Museum's Incubator program, New Inc. We have exciting plans to rethink the model of museums, the dissemination of information, and how relevant, topical information is accessed through experiences. Come visit our new workspace on the Bowery!

"NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology."

Learn more about New Inc.