Category Archives: Digital

Picture your MuseumSelfie

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It’s January 20th - and, what else? It’s #MuseumSelfie day! Actually it’s the second #MuseumSelfie day and a marker that this 2014 phenomenon is now not only firmly in our lexicon, it’s part of our daily lives in museums, as much ...

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Project Europeana: Access to Culture and Heritage in the Digital Age

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By Peter Knowles  Culture Makers is a recent initiative launch at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter, running in partnership with Exeter University. It'll explore how new technologies can be used to broaden and enhance user access, experience, understanding, and ...

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Making Virtual Reality, a Reality

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While attending Internet Week New York 2015 last month, I took in the prescient panel entitled “Virtual Reality: The New Hub for Storytelling”.  The participants, Mike Woods Executive Creative Director and Head of VR Studio at Framestore, David Payne Chief Digital Officer ...

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7 things : ‘Scoping it

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By Blaire Moskowitz A couple of weeks ago, across museum-industry digital media and marketing departments, lots of us uttered the same words. “We could Periscope or Meerkat this!” It happened at the Blanton and National Gallery of Scotland and it’s fun to see ...

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Five Things: “Sticky” Motion

How is it that an image, a space, a passage of text, or an exhibition touches a nerve and creates a 'sticky' memory - one that stays with you many hours, days, even years later? In a series of posts, we'll ...

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Maptime: The New Storyteller

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   “Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance, form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form.” - Paul Rand If you haven’t already noticed, there is an explosion of maps and data visualizations ...

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A Story Grows in Brooklyn

A warm winter's welcome to NY Media Lab

By Miranda J. Smith   On a recent (and very frigid!) Friday night, I trekked to the multimedia epicenter of DUMBO in Brooklyn to participate in a highly collaborative process of creating and thinking about stories. About 12 other hardy souls also made ...

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Universal Design: Nuts and Bolts

There’s a lot of talk about Universal Design these days, including in our own experience design teams. Just this month the Cooper Hewitt Museum has reopened it's doors with Beautiful Users, an exhibition looking at human centered design, and the always ...

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Personalization and the Stedelijk Museum

By Miranda Smith Earlier this year, we posted about new research being carried out on personalized tours in cultural spaces, co-funded by the European Commission, called the CHESS Project. CHESS, which stands for Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-personal interactions and Storytelling, has now expanded ...

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