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iPads in museums: some links

Tweeted links from the #mtogo archives from Oct 2011-Oct 2012 Feel free to add to the list via the comments below! iPads for museums: serving visitors and professional communities, iPads as tools for museum interpretation & for evaluation and audience research 17 November 2011 MuseumCN RT @ericlongo: @Brooklymuseum uses standing WiFi connected #iPads for visitor comments (Hide/Seek show) […]

Stackathon: a winning prototype at the Europeana hackathon

Last week Wouter and Senne teamed up with Mehmet Celik from LIBIS to participate in a hackathon organized by Europeana. The goal was to develop an application or website using the Europeana API, which holds data from millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. Twenty-five developers […]

Virtuality, Technology & Feminism in the Museum

Symposium 23-24 Sept 2011 at the Smithsonian Thanks to the Leverhulme Trust-funded international research network on Feminism and Curating, the Smithsonian is hosting a research symposium 23-24 September 2011 to probe some of the deep ethical questions about technology and museum practice: What’s new about “new media”? It is truly transformative, or just another modernist […]

Leafsnap from the Smithsonian’s NMNH

Recruiting the world to help increase and diffuse knowledge of tree diversity and distribution Reposted from Sometimes it takes a while for the technology to catch up with a great idea. Leafsnap, the app from the National Museum of Natural History, the University of Columbia and the University of Maryland, was conceived over 8 […]

Hoppr, multimedia museum tours

Questions from the Mobile “Un-tours” Workshop at MW2011

Before MW2011 started, these are the questions and aspirations that attendees sent us for the workshop: Planning: I think we want a mobile app, but don’t have the first idea where to start. I  hope to get some ideas about models for developing mobile apps/pitfalls to avoid for institutions that do not have media departments […]

Hoppr iPhone app: top quality multimedia museum tours

Introducing Hoppr: top quality multimedia museum tours produced by Ravi Artguides, collected in one easy to use iPhone application developed by Artspot. Coming in early April 2011. More information soon on

Iphone app for visually impaired

You might think it’s quite impossible to build an iPhone app for blind people. Well, it’s not. We’ve created one: an audio guide for museums. Read the article

Dec 2010 Updates to TourML

Charlie Moad, Director of IMA Lab, sends notice of recent updates to the TourML spec as a result of the 2010 US & UK Mobile Content Standards Summits: We have updated the TourML specification based on the discussions from museum professionals and commercial vendors held at the Tate Handheld and Museum Computer Network conferences.  The […]

Mobile themes

jQTouch Theme When we started designing our next jQTouch application we needed a simple way to try out different color schemes. We used a customized layout from an earlier app, but we really wanted to try some new colors. Changing each individual color, gradient, shadow, etc… was a time consuming task. So we started looking […]

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