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Linkasaurus! #5

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Apr 2011

Museum-in-a-car, a behind-the-scenes exhibition, label-free objects and more...

 

Hey Mona, your in-museum app looks great
“Just inside the unassuming entrance to Mona I was introduced to The O, an iPod touch with a Mona branded protective case. In a quick group lesson we learned how there are no labels to be found anywhere on the walls of the museum, and that these devices provided access to information about the art...”

Dispatches from the Inspiring Australia conference
A collection of blog posts examining science and its relationship with journalism, social media and pop culture (amongst others).

Great slideshow on museums and the web
An informative presentation on how digital trends are “shaping the way content-oriented organizations like museums interact with their audiences now and will need to interact in the future” from Kristen Purcell, the associate director at Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

Behind-the-Scenes: The Exhibition
The Royal BC Museum in Canada has made an exhbition out of showing people how an exhibition is made. If you know what I mean.

(Games) Night at the library
500 gamers will spend the night in the New York Public Library completing quests on their smart phones. “It's an innovative use of gaming, and it's also a novel way for a library - that most staid of places, in the public eye - to reinvent itself.”

Fishbook update
The latest on how a group of scientists used Facebook for taxonomic idenitfication. And yes, they will be checking those identifications.

A museum in a car?
Maria Mortati, project manager and senior exibit developer at Gyroscope Inc., discusses the San Francisco Mobile Museum and how she believes such platforms could help both grand and humble institutions "move out of a mode of cultural protection to cultural production".

The cloud is safe as houses
This post argues for storing information on the internet (‘the cloud’): “Any way you look at it, the bottom line is clear: The online world may be getting more dangerous by the day — but the cloud is safer than ever.”

Most visited art exhibitions in 2010
Can you guess what pulled the biggest crowds and where?

Live from the eagle’s nest
The Raptor Resource Project brings you a 24-hour video stream of the Decorah Eagles from atop their tree at the fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa.