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Nancy’s Tweets for 2009-04-19

Posted on | April 19, 2009 | No Comments

  • Play Ontario Science Center’s game & save the world-crossplatform! Http://scicom5.ca #mw2009 #
  • Print on demand has turned the corner, now viable for art catalogues, w/ isbn & cost effective-see blurb.com eg #mw2009 #
  • Powerhouse’s web team is stabled with curatorial in content team-interesting… #mw2009 #
  • #mw2009 Handheld Workshop presenters please meet in the Atrium during the afternoon coffee break 3pm. #
  • Max Anderson #mw2009 Pre-planning museum visit online saves time for visit onsite-also opp to download tours etc to bring on own device. #
  • Beth Harris:We preplan&download for all sorts of activities-planes, runs, commutes-why not the museum? http://museummobile.info/archives/136 #
  • SmartHistory.org @MuseumModernArt @drszucker: Preplan & download for museum visit as we do for other trips, runs Http://is.gd/sKQB #mw2009 #
  • Flickr Commons plugged in Max Anderson’s talk: is founder George Oates in the house? #mw2009 #
  • RT @5easypieces: #mw2009 IMA shows the power of insourcing – not outsourcing. NEVER willingly outsource creativity. (via @sebchan) #
  • Http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/wiki British community shares memories & stamp collections online-an idea for Smithsonian’s PM? #mw2009 #
  • ‘How it Works’ & Memories on Science Museum’s wiki encourage community to add to object pages http://objectwiki.sciencemuseum.org.uk #mw2009 #
  • So what is the public shoeshine in that high chair all about? RT @5easypieces: http://twitpic.com/3ej5b – (via @schun) #mw2009 #
  • RT @bwyman: IMA’s monthly cost for artbabble looks to be around $350 all-inclusive. (rough approx of a bunch of numbers) (via@cmoad) #mw2009 #
  • Http://placeography.org dedicated wiki (as opposed to Wikipedia) makes it easier to collaborate with groups, not just individuals #mw2009 #
  • Placeography.org portal pages for participating org are like Facebook pages for partners, links to tours, blogs, etc… Great idea! #mw2009 #
  • Plaeceography.org: Facebook advertising is a cheap & effective way to promote your online activities to interested peeps & orgs #mw2009 #
  • Http://www.quiltindex.org has a largely non-Internet-using audience but scavenger hunt & info on where to see quilts brought them in #mw2009 #
  • QuiltIndex.org curators at Michigan State Univ Gallery added to Wiki as part of their normal work load #mw2009 #
  • Q: is there a way to link wikis to a CMS so we only update basic info in 1place, dynamically, not just data dump? #mw2009 #
  • A:@RichardMcCoy why not make the wiki BE the CMS? Joe Hoover: But be careful of datadumps; a wiki of empty record pages is soulless #mw2009 #
  • PhillyHistory.org uses Google Street View and has a mobile version w/ GPS; asks is Google about to release API to update? @tomux #mw2009 #
  • Be additive rather than selective: not ‘replace A with B’ but ‘add B to A’ and let the better solution win, or both coexist. #mw2009 #
  • RT @dancohen: OK, Go! Can you solve what this is: http://is.gd/sNU7 You have 1 hr. Use #digdil09 in your tweets & to follow others solving #
  • Mapping, open source mobiles, multilingual, storytelling, or designing for access-how can I possibly choose?! Clone me, please! #mw2009 #
  • RT @titusbicknell: technology jokes – there are only 10 types of people – those who understand binary, and those who don’t. #
  • Cautionary tale:sick of remembering yet more logins, hackers publish dummy usernames & passwords for some sites you can use instead. #mw2009 #
  • Good to know: iTunesU caches most popular content to help provider with cost of bandwidth! #mw2009 #
  • Consortium now forming to dev open-source mobile brower&app solution-join the revolution in the exhibit hall or at http://is.gd/sYwH #mw2009 #
  • 4 principles from http://www.archie-project.be/ mobile gaming: personalization+interaction w/ others, environment & museum-gr8 vids! #mw2009 #
  • Call for proposals for Online Handheld Conference 3 June 2009 http://is.gd/t1dV #mw2009 #
  • I thought I was going to bed & then, this happened… #mw2009 http://twitpic.com/3i7ae #
  • Is Bruce pulling out her tooth, or feeding her a cherry? And do you have any idea what time it is?!! #mw2009 http://twitpic.com/3ifa9 #
  • Location-aware session features two escapees from science & industry who’ve joined the museum field-great cross-disciplinary work #mw2009 #
  • Tim Baldwin: how do we measure (& define) accuracy in location-based services? mw#2009 #
  • Tim Baldwin: RFID proximity offers a reasonable proxy for gaze-based proximity #mw2009 #
  • Tim Baldwin: Conclusion is that RFID-based tracker less accurate than human trackers but comparable in gaze-based modality #mw2009 #
  • Tim Baldwin: False negatives & signal dropout main problems for RFID tracking-ah, technology! #mw2009 #
  • Tim Baldwin: But RFID tracking nonetheless provides a solid platform on which larger research project can be built #mw2009 #
  • Kristel Kerstens: How mobile can enhance the connections among people, places & stories #mw2009 #
  • Kristel Kerstens: I like how Waag Society frames projects in terms of experiences & emotions, not technology & platforms #mw2009 #
  • Kristel Kerstens on Waag Society’s Frequency 1550: creating a historical sensation w/ Amsterdam city game http://freq1550.waag.org/ #mw2009 #
  • Kristel Kerstens: students lay traps for competing teams, place rats on medieval city map to disable other team’s map when crossed! #mw2009 #
  • Kristel Kerstens: Rituals game, players record a confession on their video phones as LBS relic http://www.waag.org/project/rituelen #mw2009 #
  • Kristel Kerstens: City Ragas cultural dialogue between Amsterdam & Delhi via photo exchange-100% UG content http://www.cityragas.com #mw2009 #
  • Kristel Kerstens: Gaming & performance art trigger user participation in outside physical environment connected to museum #mw2009 #
  • Kristel Kerstens: Waag Society is setting up research program on location-based systems for cultural heritage http://www.waag.org/ #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff & Christophe Rhin, Parks Canada: handing out PDAs for us to try GPS content-nice to have the actual device in hand! #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: audio prompt bugles at you when you walk by GPS location with associated content-funny, helpful or annoying? #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: 3 levels of content in Parks Canada tour: 2 location-based, 1 menu-based #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: Parks Canada GPS tour; see also WebPark project & ART Mobile Lab for Banff National Park: http://is.gd/t9Lo #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: Parks Canada GPS project on 2 sites July-Sep 2008, 20 triggered points way outnumbered by user-triggered content #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: Visitors typically read content out loud to each other, interact and access 2nd level content – but not 3rd level #mw 2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: user appreciation of GPS tour way over 80% across the age groups #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: 87% noticed something they would not have noticed on their own, reported learning experience thanks to GPS tour #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: Users reported willingness to pay $3-4 on top of park admission #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: Top tips: Focus on pushed/main content & audience, NOT technology, start small, iterate-it’s a long-term investment #mw2009 #
  • Tamara Tarasoff: Start small, but start! Test early & often on the actual device, on location: you’ll sleep the night before launch. #mw2009 #
  • Q: How well do screen-based devices work in sunlight? A: Not great-& you need to tell users that up front-but not a deal-breaker. #mw2009 #
  • Q: Will Parks Canada release its content so others can use it on their own GPS device & others can rework it? A: Not yet but coming #mw2009 #
  • Cp Waag’s Rituals to Traces du sacré project @ Centre Pompidou; see Vincent Puig’s talk at 2pm http://is.gd/t9VF #
  • Useful to study Waag mobile interfaces for strategies for making a wide variety of functionality available from the small screen #mw2009 #
  • Q: for Tim: Is the human tracker really the ‘gold standard’ against which RFID should be compared? Can also compare to video record #mw2009 #
  • Have to be careful with game elements: Frequency 1550 kids perhaps spent too much time setting rat traps, dubious learning effect #mw2009 #
  • RT @frankieroberto: Wondering how much it costs to ‘digitize’ a single archive photo? Would ‘first person pays’ model work? #mw2009 #
  • Ontario Science Center YouTube meetup reminds me of Talking to Strangers Unconference topic, post by Steve Gardam http://is.gd/taZq #mw2009 #
  • Kevin von Appen, YouTube Meetups: not cheap, but compared to other media cost-effective in reaching audiences other media don’t #mw2009 #
  • Oops! RT@homebrewer @rlooseley We launch May 4, please come play with @artsconnected! #mw2009 #
  • Checked in &on my way: thanks all for the insightful presentations, inspiring conversations, & above all the supportive friendships #mw2009 #
  • Layover in Philly, where I’m testing the theory that gummy bears are better & faster at waking me up than caffeine. #
  • RT @james3neal: SC – HS student files lawsuit over Sanford’s refusal to apply for stimulus: awesome-empowered youth! http://ping.fm/Wm3az #
  • RT @sumaya: For All Those Non-Techies With Great Ideas – This iPhone App Helps You Make iPhone Apps: http://bit.ly/8PlNk (@EoinRedmond ) #
  • RT @drszucker Do you have a museum audio guide favorite (one that you think is exceptional)? Hopefully online? If so, please tell. Thanks! #
  • RT @sumaya Please spread the word! I’m looking for a rockstar User Interface Designer for my newest startup. Details: http://bitly.com/FHtVT #
  • So you got to see the switch, but did you try the toilets in the Eagle’s Nest? Richard McCoy, exclusive interview http://is.gd/tlOE #mw2009 #
  • Another great tip from @RichardMcCoy: @digitalhumanist on using mobile to expose and crowdsource historical landmarks http://bit.ly/mlQLW #
  • RT @james3neal: Do you have a question about American art and don’t know how to find the answer? @AskJoanofArt from Smithsonian American Art #

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