Hello all, I have just finished my Powerpoint presentation for tomorrow’s seminar. If any of you have smartphones or iPads, you may want to download the Layar app to see the projects described in most of the readings. In the meantime, here is an AR video worth watching… Augmented Reality in the Near Future
I saw this commercial on TV over the weekend and thought that it captured an aspect of Augmented Reality applications that I find troubling. The ad’s protagonist exists in an empty city, only noticing other ‘players’ of the game he is involved in. “Never Stop Playing”, is the tag line–but seeing the ad, and watching […]
Many thanks to Claude for her great synthesis of this week’s readings on virtual museums, and for many excellent questions for discussions. I am looking forward to Tuesday’s class. In the meantime, I wanted to link to a few examples of virtual museums that are worth spending some time looking at and thinking about in […]
Tyler – I thought of you while searching for explorations with neon signs. This article describes research from UC San Diego that is exploring the use of fluorescent bacteria as bio-pixels for screens. http://futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/19/9565060-neon-signs-made-with-bacteria
virtual-exhibits-virtual-museums In this week’s seminar, I will be starting my presentation by giving a brief overview of some of the different forms and functions that virtual exhibits can take, illustrating these with examples. I will also present the highlights of a paper I wrote last semester on the digital affordances used to curate a virtual […]
Click here to watch the video This post deals with Reading Week’s assigned readings which include: Andrea Bandelli. Virtual Spaces and Museums. Originally in Journal of Museum Education, Vol. 24, 1999. p. 20. Muller, Klaus. Museums and Virtuality. Ch. 29. Originally in Curator. Vol. 45, no. 1, 2002, pp. 21-33. Neil Silberman. Chasing the […]
This is really interesting in terms of discourses about “our children” in a post-Nuclear world: watch?v=dDTBnsqxZ3k&feature=fvwrel The “Daisy” TV ad that Johnson ran against Goldwater in the 1964 US presidential campaign, cited as the first televised political attack ad.
Abungu (2010) paints a picture of the contemporary museums in post-colonial Africa as working to move away from “the old style of exhibition (eg. Dusty objects hidden in glass cases)” (181), and to address the changing face of African society that museums now represent. Part of decolonization, she argues, is a move away from a […]