Every work of art has a story to tell, either through image and symbol, or through custom and ritual. These stories can explain the unexplainable, teach a life lesson, or celebrate our common human experiences. Picturing the Story uses works of art as a springboard for an interdisciplinary approach to culture, environment, language, and learning. Using selected narrative works of world art from the permanent collection of the Memorial Art Gallery, the Pachyderm presentation explores 7 works of art across many cultures and time periods, dating as early as 1500 BCE.
The stories behind the objects are interpreted in a variety of ways and through many different digital media. You can read or listen to the story or legend told orally, or you can watch an ASL interpreter sign the story. Historical information about each culture and extensive classroom materials for K-12 educators are also available through the site.
This Pachyderm presentation displays beautiful images of the Texas Natural Science Center's Barron Agate Collection. This collection of Mexican agates was generously donated to The University of Texas by Colonel E.M. Barron, and contains some of the best specimens of Mexican agates available.
The Pachyderm presentation allows us to inform viewers about the geologic history and formation of agates, what gives them their unique colors and patterns, and also the many different types of agates that exist.
As a result of participation in the Edward and Betty Marcus Digital Education Project for Texas Art Museums, museum educators, curators, and directors have successfully integrated digital media into their education and outreach activities in ways that extend their efforts to a wider audience. A community of digital storytellers has grown up across the state that can help to sustain the momentum of the work. Furthermore, this collection of high-quality materials has been created that can be used to address important needs related to visual arts education.
Learn more at http://marcus.nmc.org/ and visit the online gallery
Edward and Betty Marcus Digital Education Project for Texas Art Museums: Marcus Collection Catalog (1.9Mb, 59 pp)
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September 22, 2008 - September 24, 2008
San Antonio, Texas hosted by The New Media Consortium
Each year, museum and campus leaders, trustees, and educators come together for a series of dialogs with content authors, developers, members of the open source community, students, and museum experts to discuss the outreach and programmatic use of digital media and Pachyderm in museums and institutions of higher education.
The focus of the Pachyderm Conference was to bring together authors, developers, and others in an ongoing conversation about how to communicate effectively with digital media. The conference will provide a forum for beginners to learn from established experts, and for those with more advanced skills to exchange ideas and gather inspiration from their peers.
Online registration is available August 5, 2008 - September 5, 2008, closing at 11:59 PM Pacific Time of the end date. Late registration fees apply thereafter.
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The 2008 Pachyderm Conference will take place September 22-24, 2008, in San Antonio, Texas. This is the third annual Pachyderm Conference.
The focus of the conference is to bring together Pachyderm authors, developers, and others in an ongoing conversation about how to communicate effectively with digital media. The conference provides a forum for beginners to learn from established experts, and for those with more advanced skills to exchange ideas and gather inspiration from their peers.
The theme of this year’s conference is the power of story. Highlights will include final details about the next release of Pachyderm, as well as a special showcase of presentations that demonstrate the deep connection between story and audience.
2008 Pachyderm Conference
September 22-24, 2008
San Antonio, Texas
The third annual Pachyderm Conference will be held September 22-24,2008, in lovely San Antonio, Texas! Each year, museum and campus leaders, trustees, and educators come together for a series of dialogs with content authors, developers, members of the open source community, students, and museum experts to discuss the outreach and programmatic use of digital media and Pachyderm in museums and institutions of higher education.
Thank you for your interest in Pachyderm.
As of February 2010, NMC is no longer offering new subscription-based, hosted Pachyderm accounts. Please note:
- All current paid accounts will continue to have access for the full year of their existing subscription.
- All current free member accounts will remain active.
- Each NMC member institution still has access to a total of 10 free, hosted Pachyderm accounts. Please check with your institution's NMC contact to find out if any of these accounts are available to you or to have one assigned.
If you are not an NMC member but are interested in using Pachyderm, please visit the open source Pachyderm community website at http://www.pachyforge.org/
Closing Plenary Keynote 2007 NMC Pachyderm Conference
Synergy is building in the Pachyderm user and development communities with Pachyderm’s entrance into the open-source realm. Linkages to other systems, new features, and innovative uses for the authoring tool are springing up from the community of developers. Looking ahead, key projects and initiatives are poised to pave an exciting future for Pachyderm. Nothing is set in stone, and you and the rest of the community can contribute, share, and change the future as Pachyderm moves ahead.
Thursday Luncheon Plenary Keynote for the 2007 NMC Pachyderm Conference
A brief lunchtime journey down a road less traveled by in order to illuminate “the way we do the things to do.” What do James Burke, Douglas Adams, and John Cowper Powys have to do with Pachyderm? More importantly, why are hard-boiled eggs often more useful than sledgehammers in the educational process?
Wednesday Luncheon Plenary Keynote for the 2007 NMC Pachyderm Conference
This presentation will demonstrate and discuss the second phase of a three-year, large-scale Pachyderm project called Integrating the Arts: Mummies, Manuscripts and Madonnas . This project, being produced for the Walters Art Museum by Sandbox Studios, is based on an interdisciplinary approach for K-12 teachers and students to a select number of ancient, medieval and Renaissance works of art in the Walter’s collection.