Category Archives: Experiments

Picture your MuseumSelfie

MAM_Selfie

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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Game Theory: What Makes Play Effective?

By Sarah Brockett Bam! You just captured the wizard and stole all of his powers. Thwack! That ball rolling through the maze—the one that represents your life as a Sicilian immigrant in tenement-era New York—just fell through the cholera hole. Game ...

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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

periscope screen shot

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” Beginnings

A replica of a common 1920s player card - used as invite for immersive theatre event.

With audio, apps, games, and immersive theater all trying to give audiences the opportunity to become storytellers, we’ve been sharing the work of producers who are making the creative process itself ever more audience driven. What ways can we breathe new ...

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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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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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Nocturne

By Sofie Andersen It's the beginning of the year and with winter stretching ahead - at least in the northern hemisphere - it's time to draw the curtains, open our minds and embrace the shorter days, by heading into the night. Some years ago, Cathy ...

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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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