Creativity and technology : social media, mobiles and museums / edited by James E Katz, Wayne LeBar & Ellen Lynch

Katz, James E [ed.] | LeBar, Wayne [ed.] | Lynch, Ellen [ed.].
ISBN: 9781907697111 (paperback).Publisher: Edinburgh : Museumsetc, cop. 2011Description: 467 p.Abstract: This book brings together papers given at a recent 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). 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: •How social networking and mobility tools can help museums connect with their audiences; •Assessments of current tools and systems; •How these tools can help enrich and extend the learning experience; •The principles that guide new social media applications; •How to integrate social media applications into contemporary museum practice; •What the future holds for mobile media devices and social networking in the museum setting; •Data-driven analyses of developments in the field; •Insightful distillations of museum experiences to date; •Forecasts of trends and developments “just around the corner”. (Font: Editor)
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This book brings together papers given at a recent 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). 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: •How social networking and mobility tools can help museums connect with their audiences; •Assessments of current tools and systems; •How these tools can help enrich and extend the learning experience; •The principles that guide new social media applications; •How to integrate social media applications into contemporary museum practice; •What the future holds for mobile media devices and social networking in the museum setting; •Data-driven analyses of developments in the field; •Insightful distillations of museum experiences to date; •Forecasts of trends and developments “just around the corner”. (Font: Editor)

Acknowledgements -- Foreword / Emlyn Koster -- Introduction / Wayne LaBar -- From Headphones to Microphones: mobile social media in the museums as distributed network / Nancy Proctor -- Museum Education and Mobile for Museums – Conceptual Considerations Between Old Issues and New Challenges / Theo Hug -- The iPhone and its use in Museums / Bjarki Valtysson, Nanna Holdgaard, Rich Ling -- Web Empowerment For The Cultural Heritage Organizations: Towards A Pragmatic Framework / Monica Murero -- The Panoscope 360: Visitors in a Science Center – Contexts, Interactions and Forms of Appropriation / André H. Caron, Letizia Caronia -- Click History: Wherever, Whenever / Steve Bull, Kathleen Hulser -- Portable and Playful: Locative Media, Art & Games in the Mobile Space / Martha Ladly -- EGO-TRAP: The design and implementation of a digital narrative / Anne Kahr-Højland -- Mobile Devices for Promoting Museum Learning / Tim Zimmerman -- Placing Our Bets: Building a National Museum From Scratch / Corey Timpson -- Virtual Worlds as Technologies for Lifelong Learning and the Implications for Museums / Joe Sanchez -- Mobile Phones for Informal Science Center Learning / James E. Katz, Kate Haley Goldman & Susan Foutz -- The Gyroscopic Museum / Wayne LaBar -- Conclusion / James E. Katz, Ellen Lynch, Lora Appel -- Index -- About the authors

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