Speaker: Jonathan Amakawa
April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Jonathan Amakawa

Exhibit Designer
Studio Amakawa
6340 Marchand St #2
Pittsburgh PA

Jon Amakawa is an interactive 3D artist and programmer who specializes in creating virtual reality based museum exhibits and educational media. Among Jon’s work, he is the creator of a virtual reality-based permanent exhibit on Negro League baseball in Pittsburgh for the Heinz History Center, a Smithsonian affiliate. The exhibit was supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Jon will soon be starting production of an interactive exhibit on the Underground Railroad for the Heinz History Center. He has also consulted on exhibit development for the African American Cultural Center (now the August Wilson Center for African American Culture) and The Carnegie Museum’s Hall of Architecture. He has a Masters degree in interactive design from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in History from Vassar College.

Jonathan will demonstrate Matsumoto-jo: A 16th Century Japanese Castle. [Demonstration]