Copy of slide deck presented at the AAM MuseumExpo on Monday, April 27 at the Technology Innovation Stage
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) has created an open source toolset for crafting and sharing engaging digital stories. “Griot”, a West African term for wise story-teller. The interpretive software is in use at the MIA, branded as ArtStories: http://artstories.artsmia.org ArtStories are available on tablet devices provided in the galleries, and for those using their own devices. The tools includes authoring content, presenting stories, and tiling & annotating images to enhance zooming, panning, and highlighting details.
This session will describe the development of the tools, demonstrate the software in action, discuss the results of a formal audience evaluation, and its impact on museum visitors.