Archive for the ‘Hi-tech’ Category
My reader (wow…at least I have one reader…) Meya Laraqui send me an intersting email about PodcastGO.com where there is a dedicated museums channel where experience for free museums podcast like the PAAM by just uploading a video.
Thanks to Meya.
Probably all of you is now aware about the new Apple iPhone that will create the revolution on the way to use cell phones.
But the iPhone can find an ideal usage also in museums environment as a video/audio/web guide, all into a unique device connected by Wi-Fi or by Edge protocol.
We start to work in cooperation with Apple to test it as museums visitors tools.
Who will have ideas or comment to share please do it here or write me directly.
As Apple user, usually I hate Microsoft, but the new product Microsoft present yesterday appear that will be very useful to use in museum environment.
Microsoft Surface is a 30-inch table-like display where to apply surface and gestural 3D interface. It is more difficult to explain in text then you can see in action.
An intersting project for interactive application inside a museum, The TANGIBLE Table.
A 100×70cm interactive table to use as interactive user interface.
Photo Agency of the Réunion des Musées nationaux de France is putting together a veritable archival treasure.
You need only a word, a title or an author to initiate a search that will always reward you. This Oracle-based site gives access to all national museums. The list is a long one including the Musée du Louvre, d’Orsay, Pompidou, Guimet, Picasso, de l’Orangerie, le Musée Rodin or Delacroix, the Bibliothèque de l’Institut, as well as the Chantilly, Compiègne, Écouen, les Granges de Port-Royal, Fontainebleau, Ajaccio, Nice, Matisse, Message biblique de Chagall, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and the Musée de Préhistoire.
From the site, you can access many other groupings via the Joconde database that classifies and lists under one of its many headings all the tables possible according to a variety of criteria: alphabetical, administrative document, iconology, lyric poetry, almanac, drama, images, proverbs, past records, eloquence, word games, psalms, biographies, sagas, etc.
Since 1999, an effective query function on the photo.rmn site has been supported by the Auracom search engine, created by a French company founded by Michel Martinez.
Thanks for this info to AVICOM web site
Dear museums bloggers, Jim Spadaccini propose to meet blogger at Museums and The Web conference in San Francisco. This will be a fantastic occasion, I’m very sad that I can’t be there, but another occasion will be AAM Conference in Chicago, in May and I will be there. From AAM Boston, last year, I start the tentative to put together museums blogger with the first list of museums blogs in my blog, this goal was completed by Jim (Jim did you present a paper in Chicago?).
Consider that Museums and the Web is an event more oriented to colleagues inside IT sector, AAM conference is an event more generalist, where there are more people involved and more colleagues that need to be aware about museum blogs. So Chicago will be a good occasion to make more people aware.
There are a small but growing number of PDFs appearing in iTunes, users can subscribe to podcasts to automatically receive audio and video - and recently - PDF
There are also example of PDF regarding museums.
It will be useful for museums to put PDFs in iTunes.
Apple just announce the iPhone, it is an iPod, a Cell Phone, an Internet Navigator, just in one device.
With 3.5″ screen inch, WiFi, GSM, 8gb ram
It will be the revolution to use this device in a museum like a video/photo/audio guide.
Directly on the Apple web site to have more info.
an intersting blog, Open Culture, post a news about New York Times podcasts “America’s finest daily paper now offers a series of 22 podcasts on iTunes, which come in daily and weekly flavors. Most are direct spin-offs of popular sections/features of the paper”.
There is a very popular site YouTube.com with millions of videos inside.
Searching for the word “museum” there are 4596 result, with video of every type about museums.
As hoped, Apple introduce a page in iTunes Store dedicated to podcast from Museums.
Go to iTunes Store (used the new iTunes 7) –> Podcast and there is a button Museum Tours
Today podcast from:
- KQED Gallery Crawl
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Art Mobs MoMA Guides
- SFMOMA Artcasts
- Hirshhorn Museum
- Victoria & Albert Museum
- Tate Modern
- de Young
- Walker Art Center
- National Museum of American Indian
- Vesailles vidéo
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Kansas State Historical Society
- Elteljorg Museum
- BYU Museum of Art
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Dr Peppe Museum
- iZoofari (San Diego)
- Every Object Tells a Story