[MCN-L] E-books in museums

2011-11-09 Thread Greg Albers
Hi All,

A couple weeks ago, I gave a presentation at the Books in Browsers
publishing conference. Making a larger point about e-books' inherent
instantaneity and everywhere-ness, I proposed giving museum visitors
e-books downloads directly from artworks in galleries, with the help
of a QR code and a smartphone. Someone who saw the presentation
pointed me to MoMA's Talk To Me as a current example of a museum
exhibition connecting rich digital content of all sorts directly to
physical objects and places.

I know of a few other tangential examples, but I'm wondering if anyone
else out there is doing anything specifically with in-museum e-books
at all? I'd love to hear about it if you are. Or, if you'll be in
Atlanta next week and can chat in person, that would be great as well,
I'll be there leading a workshop ... on e-books.

Thanks!
Greg

And here's the presentation, in two flavors:
video: http://bit.ly/sFRpxv
e-book: http://bit.ly/bib11artbk


--
Greg Albers
Hol Art Books
www.holartbooks.com
520) 331-2780
twitter: @holartbooks



[MCN-L] E-books in museums

2011-11-09 Thread Amalyah Keshet
Greg:

We're doing a QR code thing in our latest contemporary art exhibition, Magic 
Lantern http://www.imj.org.il/exhibitions/presentation/exhibit.asp?id=768 

Will brag about it to whoever is interested, next week in Atlanta.

Amalyah Keshet
Head of Image Resources  Copyright Management
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Chair, MCN IP SIG


- Original Message -
From: Greg Albers galb...@holartbooks.com
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 17:22
Subject: [MCN-L] E-books in museums
To: mcn-l at mcn.edu

 Hi All,
 
 A couple weeks ago, I gave a presentation at the Books in Browsers
 publishing conference. Making a larger point about e-books' inherent
 instantaneity and everywhere-ness, I proposed giving museum visitors
 e-books downloads directly from artworks in galleries, with the help
 of a QR code and a smartphone. Someone who saw the presentation
 pointed me to MoMA's Talk To Me as a current example of a museum
 exhibition connecting rich digital content of all sorts directly to
 physical objects and places.
 
 I know of a few other tangential examples, but I'm wondering if anyone
 else out there is doing anything specifically with in-museum e-books
 at all? I'd love to hear about it if you are. Or, if you'll be in
 Atlanta next week and can chat in person, that would be great as well,
 I'll be there leading a workshop ... on e-books.
 
 Thanks!
 Greg
 
 And here's the presentation, in two flavors:
 video: http://bit.ly/sFRpxv
 e-book: http://bit.ly/bib11artbk
 
 
 --
 Greg Albers
 Hol Art Books
 www.holartbooks.com
 520) 331-2780
 twitter: @holartbooks
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