Smart Smart Objects for direct and transient public engagement in museum spaces and social networks.
Claire Ross, University College of London & Chris Speed, University of Edinburgh.
This presentation will look at the use of Smart Objects within two museums; the National Museums Scotland (NMS) and the grant Museum of Zoology, UCL. Exploring how mobile devices, interactive digital labels, QR codes and social media in permanent gallery spaces can create new models for public engagement, visitor meaning-making and the construction of multiple interpretations inside museums. The presentation will look at engagement methods used and the implications for the use of technology that encourages participatory communication
and content creation by visitors.