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My exhibition will feature the representation of technology in film, media, advertisement, and books. I imagine having a variety of items showcasing how "the future" was perceived by people in the past. The time frame will be from pre-World War 2 (1930’s) to the present. As the patron walks through the exhibit they will be taken through a progression of how technology has adapted and changed. The larger over arching concepts are for the patron to see how science fiction has become a reality, to contrast the similarities and differences of what we imagined the future to be, and for patrons to open their minds to future technologies which today might seem impossible.

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Muse500 finalpresentationputnam

  1. 1. Visions of the future<br />The portrayal of technology in media<br />Laksamee Putnam<br />MUSE 500<br />
  2. 2. Big Picture<br />Representation of technology in film, media, advertisement, and books<br />Pre-World War 2 (1930’s) to the present<br />Progression of how technology has adapted and changed<br />
  3. 3. Concepts<br />Science fiction as reality<br />Imagination to creation<br />Multiple formats – books, movies<br />Similarities and Differences<br />Provoke critical thought<br />Contrast of norms<br />Open minds for future technology<br />Industrial Age to Information Age<br />
  4. 4. Similar Exhibits<br />Science/Technology<br />Art History<br />Museum of Science and Industry<br />Fast Forward<br /><br />California Science Center<br />Air and Space<br /><br />Old Orient Museum<br /><br />International Poster Gallery<br /><br />
  5. 5. My Exhibit<br />
  6. 6. 1) Introduction<br />Robot introduces technology to humans<br /><br />
  7. 7. 2) Progression of Human Technology<br />Similar to Epcot ride<br />Spaceship Earth<br /><br />
  8. 8. 3) Robots<br />Popular Science<br /><ul><li></li></ul>Military implications<br /><ul><li></li></ul>Handicap Aid<br /><br />
  9. 9. 4) Documentary Movie<br />Star Trek documentary<br /><br />Imagination and inspiration<br />
  10. 10. 5) Gadgets and Gizmos<br />Bond Gadgets<br />Life saving tools<br />Progression<br /><br />
  11. 11. 6) At Home<br /><ul><li>Household technology
  12. 12. Kitchen contrast
  13. 13. Stereotypes
  14. 14.
  15. 15.
  16. 16.</li></li></ul><li>7) Travel<br />Transportation<br />Trains, cars, planes<br />Needed for global economy<br /><br />Human ability to invent<br />
  17. 17. 8) Into the future<br />What’s Next?<br />Computer<br />Internet<br />Accessibility<br /><br /><br />
  18. 18. Problems<br />Socio-economic superiority<br />Gender/Class/Racial inequality<br />
  19. 19. Bibliography<br />Greenblatt, S. (2004). Resonance and wonder. Museum Studies: An Anthropology of Contexts, Chapter 51, 541-555.<br />Launius, R.D. (2007) American memory, culture wars, and the challenge of presenting science and technology in a national museum. The Public Historian, 29(1), 13-30. Stable URL:<br /> <br />Nickerson, M. (2004). Online multimedia museum exhibits: a case study in technology and collaboration. Library Hi Tech, 22(3), 270-276. Sayre, S. (2005). Multimedia that matters: Gallery-based technology and the museum visitor. First Monday, 1. <br /> <br />Srinivasan, R., Enote, J., Becvar, K., & Boast, R. (2009). Critical and reflective uses of new media technologies in tribal museums. Museum Management & Curatorship, 24(2), 161-181. <br /> <br />Trouillot, M. (1995). Silencing the past. Power and the production of history. Beacon Press, 14-30.<br /> <br />Ucko, D. (1983). Technology: chance or choice? a museum exhibit on the impact of technology. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 8(3), 47-50. Stable URL:<br />