This book brings together papers given at a major conference jointly organised by the Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Rutgers University (the world’s first academic unit to focus solely on social aspects of mobile communication) and Liberty Science Center (the New Jersey-New York City region’s largest education resource).
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Presented by leading thinkers and museum experts, the papers provide an incisive, up-to-the-minute analysis of trends in the use of mobile devices by museum audiences, with a special focus on outreach efforts to under-served communities. Among the many important contemporary issues covered in this publication are:
The Conference at which these papers were first presented was generously supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0610352. However, any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Dr Emlyn Koster, President & CEO, Liberty Science Center
Wayne LaBar, Liberty Science Center
From Headphones to Microphones
Nancy Proctor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Museum Education and Mobile for Museums – Conceptual Considerations Between Old Issues and New Challenges
Theo Hug, University of Innsbruck
The iPhone and its use in Museums
Bjarki Valtysson, Nanna Holdgaard & Rich Ling, IT University of Copenhagen
Web Empowerment For The Cultural Heritage Organizations: Towards A Pragmatic Framework
Monica Murero, University of Florence
The Panoscope 360: Visitors in a Science Center – Contexts, Interactions and Forms of Appropriation
Andre Caron, Université de Montréal & Letizia Caronia, University of Bologna
Click History: Wherever, Whenever
Steve Bull, Cutlass Inc & Kathleen Hulser, New York Historical Society
Portable and Playful: Locative Media, Art & Games in the Mobile Space
Martha Ladly, Ontario College of Art & Design
EGO-TRAP – You Have No Idea…
Anne Kahr-Højland, University of Southern Denmark
Mobile Devices for Promoting Museum Learning
Tim Zimmerman, Rutgers University
Placing Our Bets: Building a National Museum From Scratch
Corey Timpson, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Virtual Worlds as Technologies for Lifelong Learning and the Implications for Museums
Joe Sanchez, Rutgers University
Mobile Phones for Informal Science Center Learning
James E. Katz, Rutgers University, Kate Haley Goldman & Susan Foutz, Institute for Learning Innovation
The Gyroscopic Museum
Wayne LaBar, Liberty Science Center
James E Katz is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Rutgers University where he also directs the Center for Mobile Communication Studies.
Wayne LaBar is Principal and Founder of Alchemy Studios and formerly Vice President of Exhibitions and Featured Experiences at Liberty Science Center.
Ellen Lynch is the Director of Exhibition Development and Operations at Liberty Science Center.
Mobile technologies have the potential to revolutionize the museum experience. This book shares perspectives and findings that will help practitioners navigate this new learning terrain.
Marsha Semmel, Deputy Director for Museums, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington DC.
This important collection of essays delves into a complex and exciting world, and makes a key contribution to this developing field.
Dr. Lynda Kelly, Head of Web and Audience Research, Australian Museum, Sydney.
Title: Creativity and Technology: Social Media, Mobiles and Museums
Editors: James E Katz, Wayne LaBar and Ellen Lynch
Size: 203 x 127mm
ISBN: 978-1-907697-11-1 [paperback]
ISBN: 978-1-907697-12-8 [hardback]
ISBN: 978-1-907697-43-2 [eBook]
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