This spring, MIDEA hosted the workshop "iPads in the Museum" in San Antonio, Texas. Museum professionals from all over the country gathered to learn and discuss strategies for enhancing their digital exhibits, docent tours, and special programs with the blockbuster tablet that is the Apple iPad.
In case you missed it, we've archived recordings of the keynotes and panel discussions. For those of you who were there, these videos will be a good refresher and a helpful way to share what you learned with your colleagues. From best practices in HTML5 to embracing your "frabjous" (thank you, Holly Witchey!) -- we've got you covered.
First, a summary of the workshop:
Opening Keynote: Using the iPad with Group Tours, by Scott Sayre
The NMC Voice: Episode Three is live on our YouTube Channel.
In this episode: the 2011 NMC Summer Conference, PENN State University's StudioLab, MIDEA iPad Seminar in San Antonio, and your last chance to register for the NMC Photo Safari at Jackson Hole.
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May 3 2011 - May 4 2011
Please join the NMC and the Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts for the second MIDEA workshop to be held May 3-4 in San Antonio, Texas.
CALL FOR EXPLORATORIUM NEW MEDIA FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS
The Exploratorium's New Media Studio is currently seeking applications from recent graduates in interactive multimedia, interface design, EE, HCI, and related fields, for two New Media Fellowships. Fellows will join existing exhibit development teams, and acquire rare experience creating, redesigning, evaluating and iterating robust designs in an inventive and stimulating environment where prototype versions can be immediately tested with large numbers of visitors of all ages. Fellows chosen will have a blend of technical and creative abilities that complements current museum exhibit development projects, and an ability to harmoniously collaborate with veteran exhibit developers.
The Web Applications Developer will perform activities in support of the core operations of the Steve in Action project as directed by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). The Chief Information Officer at the IMA will provide day- to-day supervision, working in partnership with the NMC and the Steve in Action Project Director.
Michael Wright, aka Mrags Writer is exhibiting work in a juried exhibition called “Urban Legends and Country Tales”. The exhibition showcasing the work of forty-two artists from around the world opens on the 4th of October, 2008 at the Bonita Museum, San Diego, California. The opening and public reception for Urban Legends and Country Tales will be 6 to 8:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 4th. Wright will be exhibiting a print from his avatar series as one of the fifty juried prints demonstrating the multiple directions art has taken in the contemporary art world – both in pluralism of styles and the hybridism of technique and media.
The New Media Consortium has been awarded a three-year National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) in the amount of $955,000. The grant will fund Steve in Action: Social Tagging Tools and Methods Applied, a project to further develop the Steve tagging application, a tool that simplifies the navigation of online museum collections by allowing viewers to tag an image with descriptive terms.
Southwest School of Art and Craft Exhibitions
Attendees of the 2008 Pachyderm Conference are cordially invited to attend the current exhibitions at the Southwest School of Art and Craft .
Jennifer Khoshbin: Missed or Misunderstood
August 28th - October 18th 2008
Ursuline Hall Gallery | Ursuline Campus
Koshbin, from San Antonio, combines photographs with intricately carved texts in a series of familiar, often iconic, images that address memory and nostalgia.
Veronica Riedel: The Making of a Mestiza
August 28th - October 19th 2008
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery | Navarro Campus
Riedel, from Guatemala, explores the resilient nature of indigenous women in the Americas. Her collaged monoprints employ photographs, embroidery, and artifacts.
Zoe Sheehan Saldana: Caution
Coordinator, Education Technology Programs
Museum Technology Department
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO is seeking a qualified candidate who will, under the direction of the Manager of Museum Information Systems, provide support for a broad array of museum technology initiatives, focusing on projects involving interpretation of the Museum collections in both the galleries and on the web. This may include any or all of the following: concept development, specification design, project management, content development, application maintenance, and outcomes evaluation. Assists in electronic communications projects intended for various audiences, including teachers and other educators using various software tools.