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Entries from May 29th, 2012

An exhibition is a mixtape

May 29th, 2012 25 Comments

The best mixtape is made with love and care. The best mixtape requires deep knowledge and skill to make. The messages contained in a mixtape are simultaneously opaque and clear. A mixtape is an invitation. A mixtape is not a compilation. I’ve been thinking a lot about exhibitions recently. They are expensive beasts and tend […]

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On robot guides

May 23rd, 2012 1 Comment

The robot guides are coming. This isn’t entirely new – as some Japanese museums have been, unsurprisingly, experimenting with this for over a decade. One of my fondest science museum memories was stumbling upon a ‘bipedal robotics conference’ inside the Miraikan in Tokyo sometime in the early 2000s. But this is slightly different and combines […]

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On Sleep No More, magic and immersive storytelling

May 23rd, 2012 23 Comments

If you’ve run into me in New York City since I moved here six months ago I’ve probably badgered you about Sleep No More. It was something I saw in my first weeks after moving here after two aborted attempts on previous trips to New York. Best described as an immersive theatrical experience, it has […]

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