At this year’s Yhack on Yale’s West Campus, IPCH sponsored two $1,000 awards for teams to develop Cultural Heritage/Museum Hacks by Yale.
There were 15 truly impressive and very exciting submissions for this competition. The award committee, consisting of Holly Rushmeier and Stefan Simon, announced Museum Hunt and Roam as the two winners of this hack, respectively.
Museum Hunt was developed by Sharad Bagri, Jeffrey Guity, Sean Canham, and James Sobieski. This app engages the next generation of museum visitors – our children – with a quiz introducing them to the world of cultural heritage held in Yale’s collections and libraries.
Roam was developed by Jared Moskowitz and Richard Kim. This app bridges the gap between tourists and locals, bringing the two groups together in order to for them to interconnect and share cultural heritage, with tangibility, intangibility, movability, immovability, all components of the connectivity!