Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Now it's BYOD at The Clay & Glass


What's The Clay & Glass - why that's the new, shorter, easier to remember name for the prestigious Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery located in Waterloo, Ontario.

And what's BYOD? Well that stands for bring your own device - like smartphones, tablets, etc. They'll all work with the new initiative at the Clay & Glass.

The Gallery has just opened a fascinating new exhibition called ART-O-MATIC: Art Meets New Technologies. So you can see that they are starting to explore the creative fireworks that are going on at the zone where art and technology intersect. Just to make sure that everything clay and glass is completely up-to-date, they launched the BYOD program at the same time.

Yes, the Clay and Glass is now mobile friendly. They even have local wi-fi, in case you're bringing a web-enabled device, like the Apple iPod Touch with no phone connection.

Here are some things you can do with your smartphone at the Clay & Glass:

1. Take the smartphone, self-guided tour of the gallery. It's free. There are three parts to the tour, so you can learn all about the unique architecture of this award-winning building, find your way around in the gallery spaces inside, or take a quick look at some of the one-of-a-kind glass and ceramic art gifts in the Gallery Shop. There's a floor plan too. Scan the code to the right with a QR code scanner app on your smartphone to take the tour right now.

2. Check in with Foursquare. The Clay and Glass is a prominent Foursquare stop in Waterloo. Be sure to check in when you visit the gallery and add to your art critic score.

3. There's a great new photo contest you can enter using Twitter. Take a photo at the Clay & Glass and post it with a tweet containing the hashtag, #clayandglassphoto  -  You could win a pair of movie tickets!

 Learn more HERE

Keep it up, Clay & Glass. You're on your way to becoming a leader in technology and the arts.