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Post-museum experiences: structured methods for audience engagement

Russo, Angelina & Watkins, Jerry J. (2005) Post-museum experiences: structured methods for audience engagement. In Thwaites, H. (Ed.) Eleventh International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, October 2005, Brussels.

Abstract

The modernist program underpinned the formation of our civic cultural institutions profoundly affecting the ways in which museums, libraries and art galleries collected artefacts and displayed them to their audiences. In the "post-institution" context, museums and libraries are forming new ways of working with their audiences to create meaningful interactive experiences. The internet offers a new medium through which "meaning making" and interaction can be explored to produce diverse cultural programs. While the modernist program relied on curators to mediate knowledge and information to further the institutional agenda, the post institution can play a proactive role in the development of audience experience and meaning by engaging in representative curatorial practices which enable individuals and communities to partner with communities in the preservation of cultural identity and the creation of community content. This opportunity will be realised through structured design methods where cultural institutions work with their audiences to create new experiences. This paper describes a structured method for cultural interactive experience design (CIED) and places it within an historic and political context in order to explore how curators and designers can move from collection focussed to audience focussed interactive experiences.

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ID Code: 3985
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Community co, creation, Human computer interaction, Cultural institutions, Interaction design
ISBN: 9638046635
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:16

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