River Alive #2

Independence Seaport Museum

Bringing a River's Story to Life

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Project Overview

The Independence Seaport Museum’s plan for their cornerstone exhibit called for innovative digital media to teach visitors about the science and beauty of the Delaware River Watershed. Bluecadet’s exhibition branding and suite of interactives blur the line between education and play, making it fun for children to learn about the water right outside the museum’s walls.

Project Videos and Images

Continuum Wall

Visitors use physiodigital sensors to blow, spin and drum through three levels of play and bring a 32-foot long projection of the watershed to life.

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Over forty river creatures were illustrated and animated to bring the wall to life.

Bringing the river to life triggers a Party Mode with special animations, colorful lights, and music composed by Bluecadet.

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Wetland Data

A multi-user touchscreen, Wetland Data distills complex watershed metrics into engaging activities and interactive animations.

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Watershed Map & Currents

A hand-painted font, illustrated animals, and colorful photographs balance scientific content to set a playful yet educational tone for the exhibit.

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The Currents quiz fosters personal connection and commitment to the watershed by matching visitors with their “Watershed Hero” and related local organizations.

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Familiar characters reappear in Currents.

Environmental Graphics

A hand-painted font, illustrated animals, and colorful photographs balance scientific content to set a playful yet educational tone for the exhibit.

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Bluecadet created a custom, hand-painted font that features across the exhibit.

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Costumes by artist Lexy Ho-Tai

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