Gathering Stories from Home: Marco Island Center for the Arts

Gathering Stories from Home: Marco Island Center for the Arts

Following up on our announcement three weeks ago of our new online story recording service, I’m happy to send word of our project using the service with Marco Island Center for the Arts. We began working with the Center early this year to provide both a permanent Storykiosk for exhibits as well as portable one to take to community events. The Center is celebrating its 50th year, and as I’ve noted from past projects, anniversaries...

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Announcing Online Recording: Gather stories from home

Announcing Online Recording: Gather stories from home

In these challenging times, one of the prototypes we’ve developed on past projects has risen to the fore — the ability for users to record and submit stories from their own smartphones at home via invitation by email and social media. The result: museums, libraries, universities and other organizations can continue their story gathering missions using our cloud based content management system to manage the process. Documenting...

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Storykiosk in ‘Dogs: A Science Tail’ exhibit

Storykiosk in ‘Dogs: A Science Tail’ exhibit

What could be more compelling than asking visitors to tell stories of their relationships with their own dogs? When I was first approached by California Science Center about providing a Storykiosk for their traveling exhibit, I knew it would be a hit. And looking at the review server for the installation, I see hundreds of heartfelt stories confirming this… I had the pleasure of visiting the installation a couple weeks ago at its current...

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Storykiosk for Georgetown Law 150th Anniversary

Storykiosk for Georgetown Law 150th Anniversary

It’s a pleasure to connect with Georgetown University Law Center, one of the nation’s leading law schools, as the school celebrates its 150th year in 2020. As noted in previous blog entries, anniversaries present a special opportunity to reflect on the past and envision the future through stories. We created an anniversary package for Georgetown Law, including a year- long Storykiosk rental to be used at multiple events, our...

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This New Decade: the Future is Behind Us

This New Decade: the Future is Behind Us

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now (as in, nearly seven years) — about the luncheon presentation at the AAM museum conference where Jason Jay Stevens attacked me with a stick. He came at me a few times — head on, then behind my back. It was a setup, and we had a plan. We were co-presenting as featured speakers at the annual National Association of Museum Exhibition (NAME) lunch. Attendees at this luncheon...

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New Project: Community Storytelling in Arctic Norway

New Project: Community Storytelling in Arctic Norway

Sometimes you have to travel far to find the things that are most obvious and most relevant to you. This last week, I traveled to Bardufoss Norway, north of the Arctic Circle, to consult with Midt-Troms Museum, which includes a coalition of a dozen or so local history museums and a new children’s museum — the first children’s museum in Norway in fact. And in those travels, I found the Museum and its director Lisa Bostwick...

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