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Innovative | Experimental


These sites or apps make use of new Web concepts and emerging technology to provide new and creative content or services in projects. They are assessed less on the technical expertise they demonstrate than on their innovative objectives, originality and potential for development. Quality characteristics include: * Creative, new, innovative uses of the Web * Application of new Web concepts to museum goals * Introduction of new/emerging technology to museum Web sites * Experimental and creative uses of emerging technology * Uses of technology that offer new possibilities for further development last updated: January 2011

Musée Bonnard

People's Choice:
1 vote
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Innovative | Experimental
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Le site internet du musée Bonnard a été entièrement réalisé en interne par le webmaster du musée : Claire Palué. Il a été conçu et realisé grâce au CMS libre Joomla . Ceci afin de faciliter les mises à jour par l'équipe du musée (conservation et médiation) et dans une optique d'ouverture et d'encouragement aux logiciels open source.

Drench game

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Innovative | Experimental
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As part of ‘Water Wars’, an exhibition about the water shortage facing our planet, a light and fun way was needed to engage visitors with an understanding of the wider issues and the possible solutions being investigated by the scientific community. 

Walker Art Center

People's Choice:
3 votes
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Innovative | Experimental
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On December 1, 2011, the Walker Art Center launched its new website, an online hub for ideas about contemporary art and culture both inside the Walker and beyond. The intent of the new site is to make visible our role as a generative producer and purveyor of content and broadcast our voice in the landscape of contemporary culture.

Open Images: the open-minded media platform

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Innovative | Experimental
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Open Images (www.openimages.eu) is an open media platform that offers online access to audiovisual archive material from various sources to stimulate -creative- reuse. Footage from audiovisual collections can be downloaded and remixed into new works.

Armando Museum

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Innovative | Experimental
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Exhibiting all the online work of Dutch artist and journalist Armando is a daunting task.

The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean

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Innovative | Experimental
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Tacita Dean FILM installed in the Turbine HallTacita Dean F

Xwashier

People's Choice:
1 vote
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Innovative | Experimental
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The National History Museum launched xwashier,a website and mobile app with special stories about special places of national history. Xwashier combines personal memories of great events, connects past and present, people with locations. Each location has its own marker.

MONA / Museum of Old & New Art

People's Choice:
1 vote
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Innovative | Experimental
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Impressive integration of brochure-ware with a customised post-visit experience (mona.net.au/theo) which uses data collected during your visit (using loctation sensing on the mobile guide) to present you with everything you've seen and not yet seen. Every bit of rich media accesisble in the gallery is accessible post-visit as is a 3D rotational view of your visit path through the galleries.

Responsive website for Amsterdam Museumnight

People's Choice:
4 votes
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Innovative | Experimental
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A responsive website, build for all sorts of screens. The annual Amsterdam Museumnight aims to attract a young audience to Amsterdam museums. To reach this goal, the foundation has always relied on the use of online- and social media. In this, they have always been on the forefront in The Netherlands. The 2011 version of the website applies the idea of Responsive Webdesign in a clever way.

Medical Museion

People's Choice:
10 votes
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Innovative | Experimental
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The new website of the Medical Museion is the best little website in the museum world, because:

Itineraries, at MACBA.CAT

People's Choice:
18 votes
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Innovative | Experimental
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In January 2012 MACBA's website was relaunched with the aim of opening the site to participation and user involvement. One of the key participatory features in that sense are our Itineraries.

Vishnu's Avatars

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Innovative | Experimental
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Known as Hinduism's gentle god, Vishnu is easily recognized in paintings by his blue skin.

Scripto: Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription

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Innovative | Experimental
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There has been a substantial interest in implementing systems for crowdsourcing the transcription of documents in cultural heritage collections. We have seen substantial successes in projects like Transcribe Bentham, NYPL’s What’s on the Menu and San Diego Natural History Museum's Laurence Klauber Field Notes.

Airbrush

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Innovative | Experimental
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Airbrush is a radically different online drawing application for 6-12 year olds.   The application has been developed with London’s Tate Gallery and employs innovative, browser-based webcam technology that allows you to control your paintbrush using your own motion.  We created a bespoke system that employs a number of computer vision techniques to attach an on-screen brush head

http://alienspecies.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/

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Innovative | Experimental
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Combining GPS, in-phone camera, gogle maps, & database to track invasive species and their spread across British Columbia. This App/website also allows people in the field to ask question of our natural History experts here at the museum. Essentialy, this app turns anyone with an iPhone intop a potential field researcher for our curators.