Push play to watch the latest episode of The NMC Voice, featuring a segment on the 2011 MIDEA workshop!
On May 3-4, the participants of the 2011 MIDEA Workshop: iPads in the Museum challenged each other to explore all the ways in which this blockbuster tablet could transform creative inquiry at museums. Some of the most poignant moments of this face-to-face meeting were the intangibles â the deep discussions at lunch over plates of venison chili, the excitement swept across all the faces peering at the Museum of Modern Artâs Abstract Expressionist New York app, and the energy and empathy of the group as our MIDEA mini-grant panel recounted their experiences with mobiles. Such pervasive collaboration and creativity, along with informative presentations and hands-on time spent with popular museum apps, inspired a robust list of potential best practices and action items.
Presenters included Scott Sayre of Sandbox Studios, Holly Witchey (NMC Scholar), and MIDEA minigrant recipients. View the agenda and presentation overviews here.
iPads in Docent Tours
For the list of museum apps explored during âplaytime,â visit go.nmc.org/midea-ipad-playtime.
Looking to the Future
So, What Next?
There was a shared understanding amongst the workshop participants that the future of iPads in this space is partly organic. That is to say, as different needs arise in museums and new tablet features become available, thought leaders will constantly invent new ways to create and apply content. Paying attention to the most naturally engaging components of your exhibits and discovering new avenues to highlight and enhance them, you will make strong statements about the importance of the relationship between technology and the arts to advance each other.
In addition to making videos available that further highlight the workshop presentations, the NMC will be providing you with a digital space to continue the amazing discussions you began, where you can also check in with each other to share your challenges and progress in your own iPad initiatives. Stay tunedâ¦
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