Thursday 8th November, 2012
1:30pm to 1:50pm
Social media and mobile technologies have the potential to reach new audiences, promote dialogue and support collaborative learning in cultural institutions. They have the ability to blur the divide between onsite and online audiences through the creation of a hybrid “third-space” to which everyone has access. Using social media as a bridge between museum visitors and remote visitors can be a valuable tool in this new age.
In January 2012, four Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies graduate students tested the potential of this idea through the creation and implementation of a live hybrid onsite and virtual architectural tour ending with an online group discussion at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The following is an examination of their project and the potential of an experimental strategy that brings visitors and institutions together in order to create connections.
JHU museum studies graduate student. Lover of all things historic, travel and chocolate. bio from Twitter
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