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Entries from October 31st, 2011

Early MoveMe wi-fi heat maps from Love Lace exhibition

October 31st, 2011 2 Comments

Several months ago I announced that the Powerhouse Museum was a partner in the MoveMe pilot project funded under NSW Government’s Collaborative Solutions Program. We’ve been working with Ramp, MOB Labs, ShopperTrak and Smarttrack RFID to deploy the pilot in our recent Love Lace exhibition. This exhibition is ideal for trialling location aware content delivery […]

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Experiencing The O at MONA – a review

October 27th, 2011 25 Comments

A lot has been written about the Museum of Old and New Art and I’m not going to rehash any of that. Instead I’m going to look at their mobile guide – The O – which is provided to every visitor and included in the admission price. Here some of the fleet of 1300 Os […]

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We have a new address –!

October 24th, 2011 No Comments

You might have noticed the web address of Fresh & New(er) has changed. We are now running at and hopefully everything, including RSS feeds, is working as expected.


Culture + heritage + digital at Web Directions South 2011

October 18th, 2011 2 Comments

Luke Dearnley and I were last minute additions to the Web Directions South lineup last week. Coaxed by Maxine Sherrin to do a ‘fireside chat’ we sat comfortably by a digital fire and talked broadly around some of the exciting projects that are happening in the digital heritage space right now. We tried to cover […]


“Do curators dream of electric collection records?” Exploring how the Powerhouse online collection is used

October 8th, 2011 2 Comments

As one of the first of a ‘new style’ of museum online collections, launching several internet generations ago in 2006, the Powerhouse Museum’s collection database has been undergoing a rethink in recent times. Five years is a very long time on the web and not only has the landscape of online museum collections radically changed, […]