SRI VIRTUAL WORLDS@WORK SESSION ON MUSEUMS 2009 10 09

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The Tech Virtual (http://www.thetechvirtual.org) presentation from Virtual Worlds@Work program on virtual worlds and museums Oct. 9, 2009 at SRI Business Consulting (http://www.sric-bi.com).

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SRI VIRTUAL WORLDS@WORK SESSION ON MUSEUMS 2009 10 09

  1. 1. The Tech Virtual: Open Source Methodology and Design for Museum Content SRIC-BI Virtual Worlds@Work Oct. 9, 2009
  2. 2. 2 Aspects:
  3. 3. Virtual exhbits: Yes, but not main focus Virtual content is an artifact of the development.
  4. 4. Student - facing activities currently run in Kidscom.com
  5. 5. “Design Challenge Learning ” - TM T interactive real-time exercises.
  6. 6. Current Design Competitions: Microchip Gallery Digital Arts Basic Laws of Physics Program for the Future (20-60 Active projects at any given time)
  7. 7. Entire gallery space
  8. 8. Developers can start with “blank”
  9. 9. Participation through web only - Use familiar tools and screenshots.
  10. 10. Collaborative development with reviews, comments, teams.
  11. 11. Removed VW barrier to entry. Add team members with other skills.
  12. 12. Modular content fields.
  13. 13. Curate content across multiple museums.
  14. 14. Ease of Licensing: Work contributed to http://www.thetechvirtual.org is licensed under theCreative Commons “Attribution 3.0 Unported” License. Details regarding the license can be found at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Creative Commons 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
  15. 15. Use platform to develop new tools? Program for the Future Challenge
  16. 16. Best use of combined tools: “A true, mixed reality workplace”
  17. 17. The Future: More modular exhibits Self-evaluating exhibits A bazaar for exhibit ideas An open source exhibit economy
  18. 18. Partner with us! Evaluation Extend engagement after visit. Extend Tech Tag Develop new connections between on-site and online content. Add open-source resources Find new applications for museum use. Engage creatives in OS methods.
  19. 19. Contacts: Rob Stephenson, Curator, The Tech Virtual rstephenson@thetech.org Bob Ketner, Virtual Community Manager rketner@thetech.org www.TheTechVirtual.org

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