Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Storykiosk

Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Projects, TechMuse Blog | 0 comments

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Storykiosk

I’m watching stories upload to our cloud based review system from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute today, here on MLK Day.  This is one of those inspiring installations that I return to over time — working with Amaze Design, Chris Danemayer, and BCRI staff, we did our initial installation at BCRI on the eve of the inauguration of President Barack Obama many years ago. Excitement and anticipation…

I returned to the installation a couple years ago for the AASLH/Sites of Conscience conference, and was deeply moved by the history of struggle retold on the 50th anniversary of the horrific bombing that killed four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church across the street and changed national consciousness toward Civil Rights legislation.

Times and technology have changed, and we just finished upgrading the installation to our new cloud-based review system. Staff can now easily review and change content remotely, responding to current events, including thoughts on gun control and immigration policy.  Our goal is to use the cloud as a tool to facilitate the flow of meaningful stories in public spaces…

 

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