Blue Telescope, the interactive exhibit agency, has been awarded with 5 Communicator Awards, including two Awards of Excellence, by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. The Blue Telescope projects were recognized from over 6,000 entries in this year’s competition which celebrates the creative excellence of communications professionals.

Doctors attending EULAR2011 experienced the 3D Rheumatoid Arthritis Simulator which won an Award of Excellence. Utilizing depth-sensing technology, attendees chose between walking, rowing, and playing tennis, observing how their on-screen avatar was limited by the challenges faced daily by arthritis sufferers.

Also honored with an Award of Excellence was HARMONY, Blue Telescope’s own music-themed multimedia installation designed to demonstrate the company’s interactive design capabilities at EXHIBITOR2011. A 24-foot wide video wall worked in tandem with uptempo music, iPads, and Kinect technology to present a variety of traffic stopping interactive activities.

Blue Telescope received an Award of Distinction for bringing a new spin to the ‘wheel of fortune’ concept with the Full Circle Challenge. ADA 2011 attendees learned about the full range of Sanofi’s patient support programs by taking on a series of quiz questions.

Recognized with an Award of Distinction within the category “Interactive Multimedia: Education”, the Navigating Difference interactive kiosks were developed for the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Short videos and shared survey questions encourage global conversation on the topic of immigration between visitors at museum sites in Italy, Belgium, and New York City.

The recipient of an Award of Distinction within the category “Interactive Multimedia: Cultural Institutions” is Hero, Villain, Yeti, a microsite developed to supplement the Rubin Museum of Art’s physical installation of the same name. The interactive presents a series of activities ranging from caption contests, to an activity surrounding iconography in Himalayan art, to a personality test. The microsite can be viewed online at http://comics.rmanyc.org.