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User generated game increases awareness of spatial environments

October 26, 2007

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A demonstration stood out for me this morning at ICHIM. Hide’n’seek is a simple idea to increase engagement with user generated trails (www.hidenseek.us/). Each game becomes a weaving of memories based on experiences, clues, questions, challenges, and pictures that can allow a heightened awareness of space This gives: placed based knowledge without maps Thierry and […]

A diaspora of objects from the Yukon

October 25, 2007

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Complementing our paper is Sarah Charlie, Ed Krahn‘s paper Searching For Our Heritage. This, they describe as a work in progress – that started in 1987 and will probably never be finished. In short, they are working to identify Yukon artifacts scattered in museums around the world- a different sort of diaspora! A big part […]

ICHIM07 brief notes from Wednesday

October 25, 2007

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Briefs: In a ICHIM07 session entitled “In-Museum engagement” I’m watching CIMAD/EPOCH – A Framework for Developing Customized Multi-channel Cultural Heritage Services. With a background in research of poor learning from museum experiences they are working to create applications that are meaningful onsite. He asks, what is the role of the technology? To provide an infrastructure […]

Teacher friendly metadata underlies Texan database

October 25, 2007

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Susan Clarke, Rachel Galan are giving a briefing on Texas Tides: Digital Learning Consortium. This is a platform for collaborative retelling of Texan history. It is described as having two sides: a website designed specifically for K12 teaching; and a searchable database of 16,000 digital resources. Is as much an education project as an archives […]

Museums and Web2 in France

October 25, 2007

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Gaëlle Crenn gave a talk on the potential of Web2.0 on museums, primarily in cultural institutions in France. They examined how this new multimedia will transform the interaction between users and institutions. Several US museums were seen as exemplars eg: Brooklyn Museum website (see museum blog, community, digital (and real) graffiti walls, personalised comments and […]

Adaptive processes to promote social interaction in museums

October 25, 2007

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Karen Tanenbaum and Kevin Muise are presenting a very good paper on adaptive processes for guides working with families to promote social interaction (link). They undertook an ethnographic study of families visiting museums (primarily natural history) and then identified three challenges (opportunities surely) and developed 2-axis taxonomies for each of these which they applied to […]

Multiple perspectives for collective sharing

October 25, 2007

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In a ICHIM07 session entitled “In-Museum engagement” Liam Bannon and Palmyre Pierroux are presenting MUSTEL: Framing the Design of Technology-Enhanced Learning Activities for Museum Visitors. This is part of a kaleidoscope project about technology enhanced learning. Liam is talking about the need for a multitude of perspectives: technology exploration; collaborative learning; exhibition design etc. But […]