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New Media ramblings

My mind is in a million places at the moment, so apologies up front.  This is more of an update post on a variety of projects, so I’ll try to tie everything together neatly, coherently and interestingly.  Let’s start with ArtBabble.  On Tuesday, Matt wrote about some the design philosophies and tools he used to create the look.  He uploaded some of the early designs to Flickr.  It’s a really good example of how projects evolve at the museum, but will also show you Matt’s skills.  We’ve also started talking to other institutions about joining ArtBabble.  That’s all I can say right now – but it is going well.  We’re really serious about ArtBabble providing THE best art content online.   Recently, AB got some good blog coverage.  On the Cusp, Illuminations, and The Arts Network, all featured ArtBabble in some way – thank you!  Overall, we’re very happy with how ArtBabble is going.  We’re still in the invitation-only mode, but that will change in the near future.  Then we begin the real work of continually providing the best content, spreading the word of ArtBabble and much more.  Babble On.

If you've signed up, thanks!

If you've signed up, thanks!

In terms of online coverage, the Wikipedia Loves Art has been getting tons of attention.  And speaking of WLA, the IMA will be hosting a gathering for participants of  Wikipedia Loves Art. My post from a couple of weeks ago will explain everything if you’re a little befuddled.  But if you’re interested in this project and want to come out and snap some pics, I will be at the IMA tomorrow night (Friday) from 6-8pm.  Bring your camera and I’ll say hi, give thanks and maybe buy you a drink.  It is after all, AMP night.  If any of you still have questions, send me an e-mail.  I should also let you know that Brooklyn Museum, the Met and VandA are all doing really in this competition.   We’re not.  Come on Indy!

It wouldn’t be one of my blog posts without a mention of the Davis LAB.  Things are going well with the space and the wireless keyboard still works.  Yesterday we received the Davis LAB print piece.  So stop by the museum today, to get your copy!

One side of the Davis LAB print piece

One side of the Davis LAB print piece

In other news – stay tuned for updates regarding Sacred Spain, coming to the IMA in October.  Aside from the standard digital content (website, video and audio content), we plan on developing something pretty big.  It’s hush hush right now.  Sorry.

Before Sacred Spain, we need to get European Design open.  The site for Euro Design launched a few weeks ago, but since then, its changed as Noelle, Roseanne, Matt and others have been adding content.  Check out the new and improved site, here.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you.  On Monday, I got an e-mail from a collegue at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, who will be attending the Museums and Web conference in Indianapolis this April.  In that e-mail, she included this quote “our Build a Squid has gone viral“.  That’s all I had to read.  So, you have to give it a go.  My squid just made friends with a hungry shark.

Great design and focused on education!

Great design and focused on education!

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