From Museum to YouTube to PBS
We had the pleasure of doing a StoryKiosk installation at the Levine Museum of the New South, an innovative IMLS funded museum in Charlotte focused on recent cultural history in Charlotte and the South. A central goal of the installation was to provide a place at the end of the exhibit where visitors could contribute their own stories to questions like “Which part of the exhibit did you find especially moving? Why?”, and “What advice would you give to someone moving to this region?”
Select stories are displayed in a large screen animation outside the booth. But the visitor stories get high visibility playback outside the exhibit as well. The Museum is uploading compiled stories to their YouTube Channel. And, in a unique relationship with their local PBS station WTVI, select stories gathered in the exhibit booth are broadcast in a special series WTVI is doing throughout the year on cultural change in the Charlotte area.
The installation points to the potential for extending the reach of visitor-created media, from exhibit to social sites like YouTube, to local PBS stations.