hELLO hosted Monmouth Arts' art salon at La Playa, a charming Mexican restaurant by hELLO Beach.
Peoples Museum produced an augmented reality networking game using Blippar for the event.
Exhibiting artists' and photographers' pieces were used as trigger images. Most of the trigger images led to Monmouth Arts and artist websites, but a few led to a random generator that assigned players a number.
Players collected each other's numbers every time they performed a networking exercise of three questions. They also received bonus points every time they posted on social media.
You can download the game materials here, edit the Word doc to include your org's banner and social media hashtags, and use it as a fun 'networking accelerator' for your event.
If you won't be using the Blippar app just make sure the players are directed to this random number generator page (peoplesmuseum.org/random-generator.html)
Prizes were a weekend pass to Gratitude Migration's Summer Dream--an amazing art and music festival happening in July 2016 at hELLO Beach--and a membership to Monmouth Arts.
The networking magic that happened that day was a great example of the effectiveness of art. gamification and play.
Virtual Reality guru Lex Dresler, CEO of VRVU , gave great demos using VR headsets as did the creatives from AtomicVeggies Studios.
Participating artists were:
Claire Geraghty Kristen Gillespie William Jones Eileen Campbell
Dave Allen Laura Delprete Nancy Kravis
The art salon, that took place on May 24, 2016, was a landmark event for hELLO1.org, for the town of Keansburg, and for local artists.