Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

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MyBatMitzvahStory and Living the Legacy

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education
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education
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cultural education
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community
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Media
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interactivity
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We have recently launched a new site called MyBatMitzvahStory.org which is part of the Jewish Women’s Archive education program. The site targets girls who are of bat mitzvah age (11-13) and helps them explore and express their emerging identities as Jewish women.

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Demonstration - show your project

Rules of Play: Design Elements of Addictive Online Learning Games

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games
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learning
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design
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interactivity
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interpretation
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Over the past decade, games have grown as both a commercial industry, as a field for scholarly research, and as a practical medium for teaching and learning. Inspired by a broad array of research emphasizing the effectiveness of problem-based, anchored instruction, developers have been creating games about subjects ranging from childhood obesity to electoral politics to personal finance.

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Workshop - full or half day
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The Future of Interactivity

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user experience
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interactivity
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future
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As storytellers that love content, Second Story is adept at implementing great technology to support engaging design. However, while we seek to push the limits of what's currently possible, we also look to the future of interactivity and what it means for user experience not only for museums but consumers in general.

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Paper - in formal session
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Narrating Culture on the Web: Assisting Audience Participation through Reading Rhetoric and Innovating Online Forum Design

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co-creation
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identity
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cultural heritage
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forum design
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Aotearoa/New Zealand
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interactivity
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New Zealand’s Puke Ariki Museum, Library and Visitor Center in New Plymouth recently used two different formats for collecting and displaying visitor comments in recent (2010-2011) exhibits. Both formats challenge online visitors to weigh multiple perspectives on history and the future of New Zealand.

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Paper - in formal session
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Multimedia in Public Space

Semper, R., & Woolsey K. (1991).  Multimedia in Public Space. (David Bearman, Ed.).Hypermedia & Interactivity in Museums.