Archive for the ‘Hi-tech’ Category

The complete Web 2.0 directory

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

From an intersting site: Marketing Routes, a useful link with a collection of Web 2.0 tools and sites.


Hope will be useful for all of you.

Podcast GO

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

My reader (wow…at least I have one reader…) Meya Laraqui send me an intersting email about where there is a dedicated museums channel where experience for free museums podcast like the PAAM by just uploading a video.

Thanks to Meya.

Museums iPhone

Friday, July 13th, 2007

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.


Microsoft Surface

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

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.

There is an article presenting it, here and here, but all the web is full with information about Microsoft Surface.

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.

On-line libraries

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Europeana it is a prototype of on-line library, with more than 12.000 documents. It is the Francaise contribute to the European Digital Library.

The European Library is for searching the content of European national libraries.

Interactive table

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

An intersting project for interactive application inside a museum, The TANGIBLE Table.

A 100×70cm interactive table to use as interactive user interface.

Here more info on the project. 

A huge photo gallery of 200,000 images

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

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 

The Drawings and Manuscripts of Leonardo

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

The Drawings and Manuscripts of Leonardo are now on-line thanks to Biblioteca Leonardiana and e-Leo Project.

On “Leonardo Digitale” there are the Atlantic Code and the Madrid I and II Codes.

Bloggers meeting

Monday, March 26th, 2007

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.

PDF…casting in iTunes

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

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

Here a complete guide to PDF in iTunes

There are also example of PDF regarding museums.

It will be useful for museums to put PDFs in iTunes.

iPhone, the revolution

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

iPhoneApple 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.

Cultural Podcast

Friday, December 8th, 2006

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”.

Open Culture also have a complte list of cultural podcasts on this page.

Museum videos on YouTube

Monday, October 9th, 2006

There is a very popular site with millions of videos inside.

Searching for the word “museum” there are 4596 result, with video of every type about museums.

iTunes Store: Museum Tours

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

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:

  • Moma
  • 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
  • Moca
  • 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

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Skype gulp…20 minutes free

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Hi colleagues, who use Skype need to know that today and any tusday in august, Skype offer 20minutes of free calls. Go to Skype home page to redeem  minutes.