Category Archives: Experiments

5 Perspectives – Engaging Underrepresented Audiences

by Anne-Gaelle LeFlohic Tuesday 4 November -  It’s a lovely autumnal morning, and the façade of the National Gallery, London, with its majestic columns and pediment overlooking Trafalgar Square, appears in all its pomp and glory. I’m on my way inside ...

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5 Things: From Museomix

Museomix 2014

Museomix, is an event that takes place simultaneously in institutions across the world, in part, remixing, reinterpreting and reimagining an exhibition space, working in a team to create a prototype that brings new ideas to life and contributing to a ...

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MuseoMix UK & Lab

  Tomorrow is the start of MuseoMix UK, 3-day 'makeathon' at the Derby Silk Mill. We're excited to be partnering on this event which promises to mix mediators, tinkerers, designers, developers, graphic designers, communicators, artists, writers, and scientists who work with museums. Here's ...

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SnapChatting – In the Cultural Sphere

Guest Blog post by Peter Knowles REACT PhD Student, The University of Exeter and Antenna Lab.   Cultural spaces are no strangers to social media. Twitter accounts, Instagram profiles, even Pinterest boards – museums, art galleries, and heritage sites across the globe have learnt ...

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An evening of crime – and other stories

Frank Rose Serial Storytelling

What’s the best way to describe an evening spent making cardboard cutouts, dreaming up crime scenarios, looking back at the evolution of serial storytelling and spilling beer over perfect strangers – for free?? It’s part of an experiment led by Lance ...

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Being Inspired

Photo Courtesy of Sofie Andersen

  It’s a cliché that there is never enough time to stop and look around, to see or hear what’s right there in front of you, to move (or be moved) out of your comfort zone and to experience the world ...

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Five things from REMIX NYC

  My colleague Alice Walker and I have just spent three days at REMIX NYC summit, a conference devoted to the innovative possibilities at the intersection of the arts and technology. The conference comprised 23 hours of speaker panels, debate, founder ...

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Adventures in Storytelling – Punchdrunk and The National Maritime Museum

Theatrical Mask

By Giles Pooley This week sees the announcement that Punchdrunk - the acclaimed producers of immersive theatrical productions on both sides of the Atlantic- have devised a brand new family experience for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. This re-imagining of ...

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The Revolution Will Be Personalized

By Miranda Smith Where is the smart device taking us these days?  One of the main directions is toward an ever-more personalized mobile experience. Millions play games daily that have self-directed stories, and now cultural sites all over the world are ...

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The Mona Lisa of Semantic Tagging

 By Hélène Lesage Cultural institutions have been taking exciting steps towards making online experiences not just for their own institutions, but linking them to the wider network of data and information. A new European experiment called JocondeLab – organized by the French ...

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