Posts tagged ‘Digital Media’
May 20, 2015  |  Media Conservation
Preserving the Technical History of Media Works

My colleagues in media conservation have spent the last few weeks providing insight into our work at MoMA. This post will give you an idea of one small part of media conservation that is aimed at improving documentation policies related to the process history of time-based media. My role in media conservation over the past eight months at MoMA is, officially, the National Digital Stewardship Resident.

May 19, 2015  |  Learning and Engagement, Tech
Agile Evaluation: User Testing and the Feedback Loop for the Redesign of is in the process of being redesigned. While it’s not unusual for a museum to tweak and even overhaul a website, it is the first time MoMA is using agile evaluation to help inform the redesign. Perhaps even more unique to this process, is the input from a group of “Audience Advocates” representing various departments at MoMA (including Digital Media, Education, Membership, Visitor Services, Management Information, and Marketing).

July 16, 2014  |  Intern Chronicles
MuseumNext: Revelations in New Tech, Digital Innovation, and Trends
Sage Gateshead, one of the venues for MuseumNext 2014. Photo: Marietta Zafirakos

Sage Gateshead, one of the venues for MuseumNext 2014. Photo: Marietta Zafirakos

How do museums innovate, where are museums heading, and where does digital technology fit within these institutions? These questions have been in my mind throughout my studies and during my internship in the Adult and Academic Programs at MoMA.

Introducing, the new site for everything MoMA Teens-related, the new site for everything MoMA Teens-related

Every year, we bring hundreds of NYC teens through our studio doors to take part in dozens of free hands-on art-making programs. From In the Making to the MoMA + MoMA PS1 Cross-Museum Collective to our recently created Digital Advisory Board, we are constantly looking to find new ways of engaging young audiences

February 15, 2013  |  Behind the Scenes, International Program
Hello, My Name Is…post!

Launching on February 15, post is an extension of research happening in The Museum of Modern Art’s C-MAP (Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives in a Global Age) research initiative, which began in 2009.

January 14, 2013  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Family & Kids
Exploring sound and space with the MoMA Studio: Common Senses Sound Map

Sound and space are closely linked. Our ears help define our surroundings by picking up on spatial clues in reflected sound waves. This innate ability to situate ourselves in our soundscape was probably more overtly useful in the days before electricity, when we had to rely on our ears to alert us to danger our eyes could not detect. There is, however, a movement in the visually impaired community to cultivate this ability

The Language of Objects

Kacie Kinzer, Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Tweenbots. 2009. Cardboard, paper, ink, batteries, motor, and wheels. Photo Credit: Kacie Kinzer

Many serious and portentous things could be said about the exhibition Talk to Me</a>. I don’t intend to say any of them.

September 30, 2011  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Tech, Videos
Hacking the Solari

Hacked Solari di Udine flight board

One of the aspects I like most about working in the Digital Media department is building exhibition subsites, the online complements to our gallery exhibitions. We don’t build all our subsites in-house; many are handled by outside design firms. In the case of Talk to Me

March 9, 2011  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Tech
The Real and the Virtual Art Museum

Screenshot of Google Art Project featuring Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night

So much of the press and discussion around the Google Art Project has focused on comparing the experience of the virtual gallery with the real, in-person experience. The question seems to be, will the Google Art Project replace or somehow despoil the experience of the museum visit? But I think this commentary overlooks an important part of the Google Art Project: the way it allows users to—in a way—remix and share their experience of so many great works of art.

February 21, 2011  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Counter Space, Tech
Today: A Live-Streaming Walkthrough of the Counter Space Exhibition

Nathaniel Longcope and Aidan O’Connor test out the live stream

As video-streaming technology becomes more ubiquitous, we’ve been antsy to try a walkthrough of an exhibition at MoMA. Department of Architecture and Design curator Juliet Kinchin and curatorial assistant Aidan O’Connor have been brave enough to be the first.