Category Exhibition Reviews

Exhibition Review: The Museum of Online Museums

The Museum of Online Museums is a website that that contains an archive of links to other online museums, collections and exhibits on the web that cover an extremely broad range of subjects and interests. The site is divided into three sections and is described on their Mission page as: The Museum Campus contains links [...]

Urban Soundmaps

Urban Soundmaps Over the past decade, a great deal of sound mapping projects in the cities have emerged along with a growing scholarly and artistic interest in the relation between sound and urban experiences with a feat of communication technologies. Locative media devices made the audience participatory sound mapping possible. Most of projects use Google [...]

Explore 9/11 iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Christo de Klerk Explore 9/11 is a free iPhone app commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the private non-profit responsible for the management and redevelopment of the World Trade Center site in New York City.1 It is a popular mobile app. Though only launched on August 26th, the app was [...]

Like an Arrow – Timelines Online

Groucho Marx’s aphorism “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana,” brings to mind some of time’s perceived attributes; its singular directionality, the speed with which it passes. But what is time “like” on a website? In particular how do online exhibitions achieve the concretization of such an abstract concept? One common solution [...]

David Rumsey Maps

Second Life offers a forum for exhibition unlike any other that we have looked at yet this semester. The program offers virtual exhibition space at low cost for anyone to use. The spaces can mimic the feel of a “real-world” gallery space, but also allow much flexibility in designing the architecture and the interactional elements [...]

National Archives Online Exhibits

As the institution responsible for the preserving the official records of the United States, the National Archives holds around 10 billion records in the form of photographs, letters, government documents, maps, and more. The physical records are housed either in the main Archives building in Washington, D.C., or in one of several annexes elsewhere in [...]

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MARINA ABRAMVOIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (MARCH 14 – MAY 21) / THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART RETROSPECTIVE / & ITS ONLINE PRESENCE / the architecture of the gaze, visibility, & the body 1 what interests me the most- i dare say- about the singing bowl is that it is a disembodied thing of a [...]

Vectors Journal: Objects of Media Studies

Vector Journal is an electronic publication from the School of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California. Auto defined as a Journal of culture and technology in a dynamic vernacular, the site launched in 2005 puts together projects from a wide array of themes at the intersection of technology, creativity and culture in [...]

Omeka Exhibition Review

Omeka Exhibition Review By Willis Chan What is Omeka? Omeka originated in 2007 as a project of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. In their own words, “Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its “five-minute [...]

Runme.org Runme.org Review

Runme.org Review -Wes Jackson Runme.org is in its own words, “a moderated database to which people are welcome to submit projects they consider to be interesting examples of software art.”  Launched in January of 2003 it is a truly unique site. The design maintains a very 2003 feel while linking the visitor to some of [...]