Sunday, September 27, 2009

BPN 1382 My selection of WSA Best e-Content 09 (7)

Category: e-Learning & Education

Our Space

Our Space aims to forge communities and explore identities through a user-generated, interactive digital media experience. It guides visitors to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa through virtual and physical exhibition spaces where they are also able to view images submitted by the public and to work them into individual representations of national identity. In order to become a part of the exhibition, users join a web community and upload images or videos into a database. The media objects are then tagged to allow them to be easily accessed. Based on well-established social media functions such as the Flickr model, Our Space connects the images to a physical on-site experience. Visitors to the museum are invited to manipulate the material, completing the experience through aural, tactile, and visual stimulation and interaction. By recognising and inviting media from the great plurality of perspectives on life in contemporary New Zealand society, Te Papa is creating a vital resource for exploration and learning.

This customized state-of-the-art installation is a great example of a digital playground that invites users to explore digital content about their national identity in different dimensions. Highest quality multimedia technology has been integrated for multiple user interaction, content management, and content display in a seamless way creating a unique multisensory experience for the user in order to facilitate the access to a great library of digital content that has been exceptionally handcrafted and designed. Is a great example of how interaction and quality digital content can be transformed in to an immersive and interactive experience appealing for everybody with no computer skills required. An outstanding example of on-line, off-line experience for identity learning.

Museum of New Zealand Te
Papa Tongarewa
Adan Tijerina
Gibson International
Allan Smith
New Zealand
English with some Te Reo Maori
Media Format
cross media

Blog Posting Number: 1382


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