Monday, September 7th, 2009

Please DO use your cell phones in the Museum

The Brooklyn Museum made a new mobile Web application available to museum visitors on August 26. This interactive program has a number of features and mainly acts as a personalized museum guide. Visitors can create individualized tours of the museum by calling up images from the museum’s online image archive that are formatted specifically for mobile devices. Visitors can create a tour based on their own interests and the application will also make recommendations based on these. There will be an important social component to the tour. The input visitors provide while creating or going through the tours will be preserved on the museum’s interactive Website and be made available to other museum visitors. So the visitors’ comments and the objects they choose to incorporate into the tour will be added to an ever growing database, creating layers of interaction, and hopefully meaning to visitors’ museum going experience. (9/7/2009)