18th Japan Media Arts Festival


Tokyo, 04 – 15 February 2015 The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media- from animation and comics to media art and games. Since its inception the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases. Continue reading → (0)

New Exhibition: “To My Peoples!”


Commemorating the Great War, we have created a new virtual exhibition together with the Austrian National Library and Google Cultural Institute. Based on the physical exhibition curated by renowned historian Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfried Rauchensteiner, aspects of the First World War’s history are presented in seven chapters and illustrated by material accessible through Europeana. The exhibition guides you through the Emperor’s manifestos, from announcements for mobilisation, to administering shortages, to dealing with prisoners of war and […]

The power of making – or what it means to do archaeology through creative experimentation with media


Poster by Ian Kirkpatrick (Note that this post was produced for the Day of Archaeology & has been re-blogged here.) I’m oodles of days overdue in contributing to the annual Day of Archaeology (11 July 2014). The delay relates in part to what I’ll discuss below – The Heritage Jam – and in part to the fact that I’m simultaneously prepping to leave for fieldwork at Çatalhöyük on Sunday, finishing multiple articles and reports, and preparing for […]

Adventures in Evaluating Participatory Exhibits: An In-Depth Look at the Memory Jar Project


A man walks into a museum. He shares a story. He creates a visual representation of his story. He puts it on the wall. How do you measure the value of that experience? Two years ago, we mounted one of our most successful participatory exhibits ever at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History: Memory Jars. Over three months, about 600 people filled mason jars with personal memories and put them on display. Better […]

The Truth about Bilingual Interpretation: Guest Post by Steve Yalowitz


You know those research studies that make you want to immediately change your practice in some way? I recently read The BERI report on bilingual labels in museums and was blown away by its findings. BERI was an NSF-funded three-year collaborative project co-led by Cecilia Garibay (Garibay Group), Steve Yalowitz (Audience Viewpoints Consulting), Nan Renner (Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Art of Science Learning) and Carlos Plaza (Babel No More). This guest post was written by […]

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