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Interactive technology conference "Interfaces for the New Decade" hosted by The Tech in San Jose Nov 15

Message from The Tech Test Zone 2011: Interfaces for the New Decade:

“Join us on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 for a gathering of the most innovative developers of new interactive technologies at The Tech Museum’s Test Zone 2011. This event will bring together interactive technology researchers, developers, and users for a conference and opening of The Tech Museum’s newest gallery.

“Connect with entrepreneurs, developers, and researchers working on cutting-edge interfaces such as: 

  • Augmented Reality
  • Context Aware
  • Deformable Surfaces
  • Eye Tracking
  • Feedback
  • Gestural Interfaces
  • Gigapixel Images
  • Motion Sensing
  • Multi-touch
  • Natural User Interfaces
  • RFID
  • Smart Museum Systems
  • Tablet Computers
  • Ubiquitous Media

“Find out how museums and other public-space designers can use these technologies to enhance visitor learning and experience. Experience the interactives firsthand at the opening of The Tech Test Zone Gallery, a new gallery dedicated to temporary exhibitions of prototypes from corporate, academic, and nonprofit partners.

(Subject to change. Additional details posted as available.)

  • 9:00 a.m. Registration opens
  • 10:00 a.m. Introduction to The Tech Test Zone / The Tech Virtual
  • 11:00 a.m. Press Conference
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Lighting Talks by Interactive Developers
  • 4:00 p.m. Workshop: “Experiential Makeover”
  • 5:00 p.m. Conference ends
  • 6:00 p.m. Conference Attendee and Invite-only Opening


  • Christopher Stapleton, Creative Venture Catalyst, Simiosys
  • Ori Inbar, CEO, Ogmento 
  • Jim Spadaccini, Director, Ideum, and Principal Investigator, Open Exhibits
  • Ross Smith, PhD, Deputy Director, Wearable Computer Laboratory University of South Australia
  • Tamara Schwarz, Senior Manager of Experience Design, Chabot Space & Science Center
  • John MacDuffie Woodburn, Co-Developer, Pixel, and Graduate Student, University of the Arts, PA
  • Matt Miller, Co-Developer, Pixel
  • Bob Ketner, Curator, The Tech Test Zone
  • others to be announced soon
Bob Ketner, Curator, Tech Test Zone

“Call for Participation:
The Tech Test Zone is developed through The Tech Virtual, an online museum design community dedicated to advancing the art and science of exhibit design, and funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The Tech Virtual is an open platform where artists, companies, designers, experts, hobbyists, videographers, and other creative people from around the world can directly connect with museum projects.”

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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