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News 

Please add your new items here... with dates, please!

 

25 July 2010

Keynote speakers for 7 Sept 2010 have now been announced!

We are now developing the workshop topics for invited participants on 6 Sept...

 

3 January 2010

2010 Tate Handheld Conference

We're now gearing up for the 2010 Handheld Conference (at this point we're thinking of the conference as a bi-annual event, happening in September).

Let us know if you'd like to be involved in the Conference in some way, and/or help us brainstorm pre-conference activities here...

 

17 February 2009

Handheld Conference 2009

Online conference planned for 3 June 2009; call for proposals & presenters...

 

Museums-to-Go Working Group formed

Development consortium formed to build open-source web &/or mobile apps: http://tatehandheldconference.pbwiki.com/Museums-to-Go

 

25 January 2009

Smithsonian 2.0

Check out the Smithsonian 2.0 conference website with webcasts soon to come from great speakers like Bran Ferren, Chris Anderson, George Oates and Clay Shirky. Of particular interest to this mobile community will be input from Sophie Stuart, Executive Directory of Mobile from the Heart Digital Media Group. Please join the conversation through the SI 2.0 Blog!

 

 

Jobs: British Museum Multimedia Guide project

 

From http://www.britishmuseum.org/the_museum/jobs.aspx

 

 

 

Digital Project Manager

 

Ref. 75816

Salary: £29,305 per annum

Contract: Fixed term, 12 months

Department: Learning and Audiences - Web Team

Application deadline: 12 noon, 23 January 2009

 

 

Main purpose of the job:

This is an exciting opportunity within our Learning and Audiences Web Team to manage and deliver the Museum’s Multimedia Guide Project, a device that will replace the Museum’s current audio guides hired out to Museum visitors to support their visit. This will involve working with multiple stakeholders, a number of external contractors and public facing elements.

 

Download the job description and application pack at:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/docs/Digital%20Project%20Manager%2075816W.doc

 

 

 

 

Content Commissioner

 

Ref. 75817

Salary: £25,221 per annum

Contract: Fixed term, 12 months

Department: Learning and Audiences - Web Team

Application deadline: 12 noon, 23 January 2009

Main purpose of the job:

This is an exciting opportunity within our Learning and Audiences Web Team to manage and deliver all content for the Museum’s Multimedia Guide Project (MGP), developing a device that will replace the Museum’s current audio guides hired out to Museum visitors to support their visit.

 

 

Download the job description and application pack at:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/docs/Content%20Commissioner%2075817W.doc

 

 

Do get in touch if you have any enquiries about these posts.

 

 

Matthew Cock

Head of Web | Department of Learning and Audiences| The British Museum | www.britishmuseum.org

t: 020 7323 8169 | m: 07971 433841

mcock@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

 

New Resources on the Wiki

 

1. Online course on mobile interpretation for museums: I'd really appreciate your feedback on the syllabus and course plan for this online course with TEC-CH, University of Switzerland, Lugano. Please email course instructor Nancy Proctor with your comments and recommended readings.

 

2. Where you can take a mobile tour... A new page to help direct us towards great examples of mobile interpretation on all platforms around the world. Please add links to your favorite tours and mobile programs, as well as to the client lists of your favorite vendors in the field.

 

3. The full audio from the conference is now available to download from the Tate Events podcast here:

 

4. An illustrated summary of the Ghosts of a Chance alternate reality game project at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Center and its results can be downloaded here.

 

5. Museums & the Web Workshop on Handheld Best Practice

Our workshop has been accepted for Museums & the Web in 2009.  Can you join us and help with planning and running the workshop, as well as contribute to the publication? More details here...

 

New Conferences and Gatherings

 

1. NOMINATIONS FOR 2009 MUSE AWARDS WILL SOON OPEN

Recognizing outstanding achievement in museum media, the AAM Media and Technology Committee announces the 20th annual Muse Awards competition.

The 2008 Muse Awards competition received nearly 200 applications from a wide variety of museums in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Entries included audio, cell phone and interactive handheld tours, interactive kiosks and multimedia installations, podcasts, blogs, games, websites, online collection and image databases, videos and e-mail marketing campaigns. This year we are expecting another exciting round of projects that reflect innovation in the museum media community.

We will accept online applications from museums and producers on the AAM Media and Technology website from Dec. 1, 2008, to Jan. 31, 2009. The cost is $25 per entry.

Visit www.mediaandtechnology.org to enter your project. If you have any questions, please contact us via muse@mediaandtechnology.org

We look forward to your participation! (And please help us to spread the word.  The competition is international.)

 

 

2. CALL FOR PAPERS: EVA London 2009, 6-8 July

ELECTRONIC VISUALISATION AND THE ARTS

EVA London 2009

Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th July 2009

http://www.eva-conferences.com/eva_london/

*Visualising*

ideas and concepts in culture, heritage and the arts: digital arts, sound, music, film and animation, 2D and 3D imaging, European projects, archaeology, architecture, social media for museums, heritage and fine art photography, computer arts

OFFERS OF PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS by 31 January 2009

EVA London 2009 will be co-sponsored by the Computer Arts Society, a Special Interest Group of the British Computer Society, and by the BCS.

We invite offers of papers. For proposals we require only a summary of the paper on not more than one page. It must be submitted electronically according to the instructions on the EVA London website, http://www.eva-conferences.com/eva_london/.

Papers may be on any aspect of EVA London's focus on visualisation for the arts and culture, broadly interpreted, including technology, use and users, creative, visual and performing arts and music, strategy,

organisational implications and policy. Papers are peer reviewed and may be edited. They will be published as hard copy and online.

We hope to offer bursaries again to attend EVA London for those who do not have access to grants.

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EVA London 2009's conference themes will include, but are not limited to:

* Enabling the arts through digital technologies

* Crossing disciplinary boundaries

* Visualising ideas and concepts

* Moving and still images in museums and galleries

* Web 2.0 technologies in cultural heritage organizations

* Digital and computational arts

* Sound, music, film and animation

* 2D and 3D imaging

* Virtual and augmented worlds

* Fine art and photography

* Interactive technologies

http://www.eva-conferences.com/eva_london/ 

 

 

Comments (3)

Nancy Proctor said

at 4:34 pm on Oct 30, 2008

If you're coming to MCN and are free Wed afternoon (Nov 12), a few of us are gathering at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to talk about mobile interpretation and review the results of SAAM's 'alternate reality game' (ARG) which just finished with an all-day, on-site event for 250 people at SAAM on Oct 25. Contact Nancy for details: proctorn@si.edu

Nancy Proctor said

at 4:37 pm on Oct 30, 2008

I added this 'News' page and also one for Twitter. I put Twitter under Platforms: not sure if this is the right place, but I don't have a case study yet. Feel free to amend!

Chris Alexander said

at 5:21 pm on Nov 17, 2008

Love this page! Please keep it coming!

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