MIDEA Posts Tagged ‘ipad’

Alex’s Art Picks – Back to School Edition

Alex's Art Picks - Back to School Edition

MIDEA’s Associate Director, Alex Freeman, has the scoop on the most innovative happenings in the museum world right now. Check out this back-to-school edition of Alex’s Art Picks: A Virtual Palette at Your Fingerprints Josef Albers was an important German-born American artist whose lessons on color theory formed the basis of many art classes today. […]

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iPad apps, Part 3: Pleasures of the Kin-Aesthetic, Sculptural and Journalistic

iPad apps, Part 3: Pleasures of the Kin-Aesthetic, Sculptural and Journalistic

Isn’t it amazing how what takes 15 minutes to present in a MacWorld talk takes three–or even four–blog posts to write?  Now what’s that about? On the one hand, the speed of speech vs. the slowness of text, and on the other, the speed with which one can navigate an app in a demo versus […]

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iPad apps, Part 2: Pleasures and Pains of the Kin-Aesthetic

iPad apps, Part 2: Pleasures and Pains of the Kin-Aesthetic

In my last post, I suggested that the promise of the iPad was that: by engaging us physically with a magic pane of glass that refreshes and surprises us through a succession of media, we’d become enchanted with the topics at hand (literally, at our fingertips) where curiosity leads, knowledge may follow While games are interactive, […]

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iPad apps, Part 1: Pleasures and Pains of the Kin-Aesthetic

iPad apps, Part 1: Pleasures and Pains of the Kin-Aesthetic

I just spoke at MacWorld on a panel called “The World’s Biggest Art Museum,” and it gave me the opportunity to review the latest crop of art viewing and museum-based iPad apps. There are certainly a lot out there. Many are shovelware: notably, the plethora of inexpensive apps published by a company that goes by […]

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Universal Tablet Holder Enhances Docent Tours

Universal Tablet Holder Enhances Docent Tours

*Scroll to the bottom of the post for an exclusive discount for MIDEA and NMC members!* Everywhere we look, new and innovative uses for tablets are emerging. As evidenced at the 2011 MIDEA workshop > iPads in the Museum, museums are capitalizing on this technology by bringing an enhanced, interactive experience to visitors. More and […]

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iPads in the Museum: Drawing from the Collection

iPads in the Museum:  Drawing from the Collection

The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) launched their iPad project as a part of the 2011 MIDEA Minigrants.  The SAMA staff members are reflecting on their experiences of using iPads as a part of their regular educational programming as a part of a series of blog posts. As part of the SAMA’s monthly family […]

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Introducing iPads to SAMAlliance Students – A San Antonio Museum of Art outreach program

Introducing iPads to SAMAlliance Students - A San Antonio Museum of Art outreach program

The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) launched their iPad project as a part of the 2011 MIDEA Minigrants.  The SAMA staff members are reflecting on their experiences of using iPads as a part of their regular educational programming as a part of a series of blog posts. Eddie recounts his experience teaching an outreach […]

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Register for the Apple Summer Semester Webcast Series

Register for the Apple Summer Semester Webcast Series

Apple is offering an amazing summer program for professional development that you don’t want to miss. Their free webcast series covers a wide range of topics, from innovative iPad techniques to strategies for using new technology in small groups. You will get fresh ideas on how to incorporate emerging technologies at your museum or institution! […]

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Introducing iPads: SAMA’s First Sundays for Families Generation

Introducing iPads: SAMA’s First Sundays for Families Generation

The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) launched their iPad project as a part of the 2011 MIDEA Minigrants.  The SAMA staff members are reflecting on their experiences of using iPads as a part of their regular educational programming as a part of a series of blog posts. This is their first post. Since the […]

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Reflections: iPads in the Museum

Reflections: iPads in the Museum

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 […]

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Apps Apps Everywhere….

Apps Apps Everywhere....

  “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” –Jack Kerouac It’s been a busy semester for me and I haven’t blogged as often as I wanted to this winter.    Friends and colleagues often send articles or links with the accompanying message, “Hey Holly, you should blog […]

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On Your iPad MIDEA Sports the Flipboard Style

On Your iPad MIDEA Sports the Flipboard Style

Check out the MIDEA web site on an iPad, because it will have a whole new style there. We are just beginning to see new layout styles for the iPad (and the wave of similar platforms that will follow) that depart sharply from the web site in a browser format we have gotten accustomed to […]

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