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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 […]


October 18, 2007


I got a notice in my inbox today that Chumby Industries are finally (after what seems a loooong time) beginning to ship the first Chumbies to early adopters. I tried very hard last year with a series of increasingly sycophantic emails to Chumby to secure myself an beta model, and failed dismally, but at least […]

Object locating: have you done it?

June 2, 2007


I’ve been very interested for some time in how you might go about tracking objects around a space, but I haven’t yet had a conversation with anyone in a museum who has actually done it. This could well be because it isn’t yet do-able, or more likely I just haven’t found the right people to […]

Virtually real

May 30, 2007


I’m fairly sure I stole that title off someone, or maybe a bunch of someones. Let’s hope it’s Creative Commons. Anyway, it’s one of the things I bang on about a lot of the time – bridging the gap between the virtual world (“sit forward, single-focus, move mouse, engage”) and the real (“sit back, multi-focus, […]

metacrap, plam pilots, implicit and explicit miscellany

May 8, 2007


My god you can make a blog post look good if you just bung in some random words into the title… I just stumbled across a great interview between Cory Doctorow of boingboing fame and David Weinberger whose book “Everything is Miscellaneous” is due out in May. Cory says some fascinating things – as usual […]


April 28, 2007


Just spotted collectionX – a kind of collaborative, “upload some media, create an exhibition” type virtual space. Interesting, especially considering an idea that DanZ and I are working on… Keep watching…

Physical world connection

April 21, 2007


Here’s a question. Has anyone done anything in the museum context with 2d barcodes, semacodes, phone barcode readers…? Nokia is piloting some stuff which is going to help the momentum – barcode readers are now standard on a few of their N series phones. Also Microsoft is sniffing around too. At one point there was […]