Making the Case for Experimental Projects (Museums)

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A presentation for the California Association of Museums Conference in Berkeley, 2012. Co-presenters were: Phil Ross, Nina Simon, and Mark Allen.

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  • All this stuff is experimental\n
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  • 1st exhibit a collaboration\n
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  • Choosing the lowest hanging fruit\n
  • Figuring out which way we wanted to go. Challenge was artist meets designer meets museum INSTITUTIONAL infrastructure\n
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  • I have questions about my work process... this sometimes more often leaves me with richer questions to ask which propel me forward\n\n
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  • Making the Case for Experimental Projects (Museums)

    1. 1. Hi, I’m Maria & I like to experiment Maria Mortati Exhibit Planning & Development Founder, SF Mobile MuseumMaria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    2. 2. BMA Here?Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    3. 3. Center for Creative Connections, They’re doing it here Dallas Museum of ArtMaria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    4. 4. Of what it looks like and means for Working on version 3.0 them, for their publicMaria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    5. 5. Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012 Gyroscope Inc.
    6. 6. 3 parts: the platform, the prompt, the blogMaria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    7. 7. Temporary, pop-up and fun Get out thereMaria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    8. 8. Did someone say Nina Simon I mean, “participate?”Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    9. 9. On-site participation: Take 1Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    10. 10. FREE Shrines Exhibit #2Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    11. 11. Shrine to Sadie By their own hand, in their own words and in their own format.Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    12. 12. On-site participation: Take 2Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    13. 13. What good is experimentation“Desire Trails” @ The Headlands without a little failure?Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    14. 14. Wayfinding at the Hammer Museum The Machine Project ResidencyMaria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    15. 15. Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    16. 16. Who’s hand were we? HAMMER WAYFINDING SCHEMATIC SCALE: 1:1 OPTION: CLEAR PLEX MODEL OF MUSEUM WITH HAND ON INSIDE. MOTOR CONCEALED IN BASE. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5 BUTTON MUSEUM PARKING PACIFIC RESTROOMS CAFE INTERACTION PANEL ADMISSION GARAGE OCEAN ATRIUM KNOCKOUT WITH MECHANIZED HAND (ROOF CAN BE OPEN WITH SCREENING OR CLOSED) CLEAR PLEX "ICONIFIED" TREATMENT MODEL OF HAMMER, 2 LEVELS ONLY (NO TOWER) MOTOR ASSEMBLY BASE: MUST BE SLIGHTLY WIDER THAN MODEL FOOTPRINT. CAN BE A TABLE WITH LEGS, OR A BOX AS SHOWN. MARIA MORTATI 03/30/10Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    17. 17. HAMMER WAYFINDING SCHEMATIC SCALE: 1:1 OPTION: SOLID MODEL OF MUSEUM WITH LARGER HAND ON TOP. MOTOR CONCEALED IN BASE. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5 BUTTON MUSEUM PARKING PACIFIC RESTROOMS CAFE INTERACTION PANEL ADMISSION GARAGE OCEAN ATRIUM KNOCKOUT WITH MECHANIZED HAND (ROOF CAN BE OPEN WITH SCREENING OR CLOSED) CLEAR PLEX "ICONIFIED" TREATMENT MODEL OF HAMMER, 2 LEVELS ONLY (NO TOWER) MOTOR ASSEMBLY BASE: MUST BE SLIGHTLY WIDER THAN MODEL FOOTPRINT. CAN BE A TABLE WITH LEGS, OR A BOX AS SHOWN. MARIA MORTATI 03/30/10Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    18. 18. HAMMER: WAYFINDING GIANT HAND, SCHEMATIC 2-0" CONTROL PANEL WITH BUTTONS AND INSTRUCTIONS, ATTACHED TO FACE OF "TOWER" 8-1" 4" KICK BASE MATCHES SIDEWALK PROFILE IN PLAN VIEW ELEVATION SCALE: 1" = 1-0" MARIA MORTATI, maria@mortati.com, 415.235.8994Maria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    19. 19. Richer questions for me, Matt Jones: Artist, Fabrication for museums Ben Dean: Artist, ProgrammingMaria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012
    20. 20. Thanks! maria@mortati.com @mortati @sfmobilemuseumMaria Mortati | Making the Case for Experimental Projects | #CAM2012

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