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Entries from September 26th, 2011

Love Lace exhibition App v1.21 released with videos, social sharing and favourites

September 26th, 2011 No Comments

Late last week in time for the launch of the Janet Echelman work being suspended in the city as part of Art & About, the new version of the free Love Lace exhibition App went live in both the iTunes App Store and the Android Marketplace. The new version now allows for favouriting of works, […]


Let’s Get Real report from Culture24 now available

September 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Over in the UK right now Culture 24 are launching a report I worked on with them and many of the major cultural institutions in the UK. Coming from a need amongst web/digital people to find better ways of measuring the effectiveness of their work in the sector, the report – Let’s Get Real – […]


More on mobile tech impacts in museums (extended Mashable remix)

September 15th, 2011 5 Comments

There’s a nice introductory piece today that features some of the recent Powerhouse Museum work in Mashable. It is a broad overview piece of how the Smithsonian, the NY Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Powerhouse have been utilising mobile technologies in galleries and exhibitions. Reading some of the comments and picking up on some […]


Carlos & Nico discuss the making of Facetweetbox with Lego & Arduino

September 10th, 2011 4 Comments

One of the pleasures of working with the teams that I do at the Powerhouse is that even in the busiest part of the year they manage to find time to experiment and turn up something quirky. Sometimes these quirky experiments even go on to become the foundation stones of future projects. Most recently, during […]