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Delicate bridges

October 31, 2007

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In the last session of ICHIM07 David and Jennifer introduced a video of Makkuni Ranjit’s work Eternal Gandhi. Tactile computers become traditional interfaces – the acts are not of mice and screens but of turning a prayer wheel, chanting in groups and weaving quilts. There was a strong sustainability message. Ghandi organised villages into sustainable […]

Transformation in a spiky world

October 30, 2007

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Kati Geber from Services Canada and organiser David Bearman from Archives & Museum Informatics presented a framework for considering transformations within social memory organisations. There is a full paper, here are my notes, some quotes and my thoughts. Kati and David asked six experts (Shneiderman etc) to rate the potential impact of 25 technology developments. […]

Will you help me to find the fishmongers hall?

October 26, 2007

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The production of digital media exhibitions to engage children in fishing heritage is being discussed by Richard Griffiths. The opportunity was a high traffic but low engagement small museum on the Brighton beachfront. They used an interactive storytelling system (BBC’s InStep), used initially in a temporary Egyptology exhibit. Given a “you are a reporter” scenario […]

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 […]

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 […]