Leveraging International Collaborations to Create Interactive and Educational Experiences

Presenters: Vivian Kung Haga, Director, Balboa Park Online Collaborative; Jason H. Haga, PhD, Project Scientist, University of California, San Diego; Dr. Shinji Shimojo, Professor, Osaka University, Cybermedia Center With tight budgets and limited resources, how can audiences through innovative technologies? In this session, learn how a museum, university, and interna- tional technology institute successfully collaborated and shared resources to create interactive in-gallery experiences. The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan, and the graduate Experience program at the University of California, San Diego partnered to leverage resources. The project goal was to create a crowdsourced experience using a novel multi-touch table interface that allowed users to experience the curatorial process in an engaging way. This collaboration was transformative in facilitating museum access to technology, cyber-researchers access to artistic content, and "real world" learning opportunities for students and presents a new, exciting model for collaboration between museums and academic institutions interested in merging art and technology. Presented Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 at the Museum Computer Network conference in Seattle, WA. mcn.edu #mcn2012coll