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JAY Leno, the most popular talk-show host on American television, has one of the best collections of old cars and motorbikes in the United States. He keeps them in a large garage in the San Fernando Valley, down the road from the NBC studios in Burbank, California, where “The Tonight Show” is taped. Mr Leno is an admirable collector.
Because museums are not inherently participatory but can use digital integration to enhance the experience. Around the world museums are transforming history into a multimedia experience. Author and exhibit designer Nina Simon writes on her blog that museums can evolve in the way the web has from 1.0 to 2.0. She says, like the web, museums have the potential, “to transform from static content authorities to dynamic platforms for content generation, dialogue and sharing.” And many museums are already doing just that.
Posted: October 25th, 2010 | Author: Jasper Visser | Filed under: People , Technology | Tags: apps , future , mobile museum , phones , review , rotterdam , tours | 10 Comments » in Share 11 Boris Micka advocates the use of technology to make it feel as if it were human . His most innovative tech projects cannot beat the experience of Russian babushkas who know everything about a museum.
IFTF Research Affiliate Chief Creative Officer, SuperBetter Labs Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games—or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission—and her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (Penguin Press, 2011), and currently serves as Creative Director for Social Chocolate, where she is making games powered by the science of positive emotion and social connection.
I've been very quiet lately - exams for my MSc and work on the digital infrastructure for two new galleries (and a contemporary science news website) opening next week at the Science Museum have kept me busy - but I wanted to take a moment to post about my dissertation project. (Which reminds me, I should write up the architecture I designed to extend our core Sitecore CMS with WordPress to support social media-style interactions with Science Museum-authored content.) Anyway. This project is for my dissertation for City University's Human-Centred Systems MSc . I'm happy to share the whole outline, but it's a bit academic in format for a blog post so I've just posted an excerpt here. I'd love to hear your comments, particularly if you know of or have been involved in creating, crowdsourced museum projects or games for social good.