…dy, documentary, or white paper was seen as relevant only insofar as it pointed to a ticker symbol. The future became less a thing we create through our present-day choices or hopes for humankind than a predestined scenario we bet on with our venture capital but arrive at passively.
Surprisingly there are not that many photos of children in our UGC collection and although we do get a lot of group visitors, it seems that there is less group photos than we thought. I guess there is always that one shutterbug who would rather be behind the camera!
…ir spaces. And more often than not, they take photos. This may be hard for some, but in my opinion, what our visitors do on their phones is more important than what we want them to do. Museums should insert ourselves into that activity, rather than trying to insert a museum experien…
to mean you achieved…asure what is important and don’t just make important what you can measure. Numbers are misleading. It is definitely easier to claim impact when you have a substantial audience but a high clickbait score doesn’t need to mean you achieved what you intended.
at these expectatio…is Caring “Boom. The future is here” and what he meant was that the GLAM sector was falling behind. The way I read it implied that museums would, finally, catch up with the world and join the revolution. Today I feel that these expectations (and the revolution itself) were a bit exaggerated.
So in conclusion this is a suggestion. Museums, if you want to be primarily a source of knowledge, stop making exhibitions and go where the viewers are: get into the digital realm and begin producing content like all the pioneers Edson cites in his essay. But if you want be useful and to re-shape the world, do it by using your spaces and your stuff to build make exhibitions that docus on empathy and connection.
…ive content that we might want to have in a machine-readable format. Take sheet music, for example. What if you could take scanned sheet music from the page to your speakers, and listen to scores from a museum archive? This was the task we set out to accomplish. Read on to see how we did.