As Bluecadet’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Josh Goldblum is devoted to working with museums, universities, and nonprofit organizations to educate, engage and entertain through digital innovation.
He has conceptualized and created websites, mobile apps, interactive installations, and immersive environments for such organizations as MoMA, Smithsonian Institution, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic, and over 20 prestigious institutions in Philadelphia. An expert in digital strategy and technology, Josh has been featured by NPR’s Morning Edition, CNN, The New Yorker, USA Today, HOW Magazine, Communication Arts, Adobe, People Magazine, and CBS News. His projects have been honored with an Emmy Award and several Webby, Webvisionary, ADDY, SXSW, and AAM MUSE Awards. He serves on the judging committees for the Emmy and Webby Awards.
Josh believes passionately that digital design—like all great art—can serve as a powerful, democratic vehicle for collaboration and connection. As a pioneer of technology in the service of culture, Josh has been a featured speaker at conferences including Museums and the Web, American Alliance of Museums (AAM), AIGA, and HOW Interactive Design Conference, as well as several universities and business organizations.
Josh holds a B.A. from Tufts University and studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After launching his career in digital media design at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, he established Bluecadet in his hometown of Philadelphia in 2007—inspired by the city’s intersection of history, entrepreneurial spirit, and extraordinary creative talent. Josh was named “Best Digital Visionary” by Philadelphia Magazine in the August 2014 Best of Philly issue, and he was selected by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce as Small Business Person of the Year in 2014. He thrives on solving challenges and sharing stories in today’s language—one that marries hi-tech with human, content with craft.
Josh serves on the Board of the Philadelphia’s Children First Fund, the independent nonprofit organization supporting the School District of Philadelphia, and also on the advisory council of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.
Talks & Writings
April 28, 2015
AAM Annual Meeting and Museum Expo
Demanding More from Interactive MediaLearn More
April 17, 2015
Philly Tech Week
October 14, 2014
Art Ignites ChangeLearn More
February 2014 – Present
Host & Organizer, CreativeMornings Philadelphia
Host and lead organizer for the Philadelphia chapter of the international lecture series. CreativeMornings PHL provides monthly, free breakfast lectures for the Philadelphia creative community.Learn More
August 21, 2014
SEGD Exhibition & Experience Design Workshop
Immersive Interfaces: Curating, Managing, and Integrating Interactive MediaLearn More
April 17, 2013
Museums and the Web
Enhancing Art Museum Exhibitions through Integrated Online and On-site ExperiencesLearn More
May 21, 2013
American Alliance of Museums
Learning Together: Developing Multi-User Interactives
October 30, 2012
HOW Interactive Design Conference ]
Wireframing for Fun and Profit
May 2, 2012
American Alliance of Museums
Creating Multimedia Technology in an Ever-Changing Museum Environment
May 8, 2012
From Flash to HTML5