MIDEA Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Community-Sourcing “100 Toys” — an Explosion in Online Engagement (Part II)

Community-Sourcing “100 Toys” — an Explosion in Online Engagement (Part II)

In my first post on Community-Sourcing 100 Toys I explained the process behind The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis project and shared about the surprising level of engagement it received. Get caught up, if you haven’t already! What I found most intriguing about “100 Toys” was watching our first attempt at community-sourcing play out in surprising […]

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SETI

SETI

If you’re familiar with SETI you’ll know it’s the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, one of its projects is to search for signature transmissions from deep space that might indicate the presence of alien life. You might also be familiar with the SETI@home project which is an Internet-distributed computing project that uses idling computers to process […]

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Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Taking a leaf out of the UK’s Sun newspaper, internationally regarded as the lowest form of pond life when it comes to sensationalising a story, I had to liven up the title for this post with some innuendo because I’m going to talk about tax returns – but stay with me. A couple of years […]

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It is always wise to look ahead

It is always wise to look ahead

As my first MIDEA post what subject would I choose other than the Horizon Project? I have a number of quotes about predicting the future. My favorite used to be: “Prediction is difficult, especially about the future” Pithy, and because its such a good quote its attributed to a wide variety of people from Niels […]

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Bumbling forward

Bumbling forward

  “You’ve got to bumble forward into the unknown.” — Frank Gehry Every person I know, every project I work on, and every part of my life is currently in transition.  Truly Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee” could be my current theme song. (Here’s a version done with eight pianos for those of you who […]

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Horizon Report Museum Edition

Horizon Report Museum Edition

The Process Begins The process through which the 2011 Horizon Report: Museum Edition will be created was kicked off last week.  The advisory board is on board and they are currently gearing up to the major work of the report–the four research questions, and subsequent ranking of technologies–by familiarizing themselves with recent news via the […]

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2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition Released

2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition Released

The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), the museum-focused branch of the New Media Consortium (NMC), today released the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition. This specially-focused edition of the annual Horizon Report series considers technology use in museum settings. The report identifies and describes six emerging technologies that will likely have a […]

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