Browsing All Posts filed under »exhibition«

Crowdsourcing photosynth

January 31, 2009


I wrote about Photosynth when it first came out as a plugin back in August 2007.Then, I wasn’t sure, and felt that it was a technology looking for a reason. Since then, Microsoft have done a few very, very cool things with it. The most important of these is that anyone can now create Photosynths […]

Omeka – an online exhibits framework

March 17, 2008


Tom Scheinfeldt contacted me through a comment on the Electronic Museum blog. He’s MD of the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) who among other things produce Zotero – a kind of semantic webby bookmarking toolbar. CHNM have recently produced an open source application called Omeka (Swahili for “to display or lay out goods […]

Strictly no photography

November 19, 2007


There’s something deliciously lovely about the voyeurism presented on Strictly No Photography, a community photography site: “…for photographs taken where you are not allowed to take them. From the inside of the Kremlin to Kensington palace, from art galleries to war zones. Here you can see everything you’ve ever wanted to see that you’re not […]

Launchball update: back up!

September 27, 2007


UPDATE 08/10/07: Launchball went live again on Friday 5th Oct..   Well, I had a suspicion that Launchball might turn out to be pretty successful… Unfortunately the guys at the Science Museum tell me that having struggled all day trying to get it to stay live they’ve had to temporarily remove it following a huge response […]

Museums, labels and terrible histories in IT

September 26, 2007


As everyone knows, terrible mistakes are often made in IT procurement. Anyone who has ever tried to apply some holistic thinking to institutional systems (“hey, let’s publish X from legacy database Y on the web!”) will have come across this. The closer you delve into data stores the more grim the story seems to become. […]

Launchball. Do interactives get any better?

September 24, 2007


I said in my last post that I’d be blogging about the new Launchpad interactive pretty soon. So here it is – the arrival of Launchball – the culmination of a huge amount of hard work by those fabulous fellows at the Science Museum, stunning Flash and visual stuff by digital marvels Preloaded and some […]