Saturday 10th November, 2012
11:00am to 11:30am
This session will explore the lessons learned in creating an interactive for _Shapeshifting_ at the Peabody Essex Museum. The exhibition included four organizing themes, _Changing_, _Knowing, Locating,_ and _Voicing,_ that address touchstones in Native art over time: artistic evolution, worldview, identity, and politics. The show's goal was to encourage visitors to rethink their preconceived notions about Native American art and to share their thoughts with the museum and other visitors.
The interactive engaged visitors by asking them to contribute dialogue at iPad stations adjacent to four works in the exhibition. Visitors watched videos of the artists and then answered a question related to each object, with words from their responses projected in the galleries on a large, dynamic word cloud, in a comments section on the iPads, in a summative plasma display at the end of the show, and on our website.
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