The term card for the Michaelmas OxDEG Digital Ethnography sessions is out. We look forward to seeing you there! Click the image to download a higher-resolution copy.
How does crowdsourcing work? Who gets involved and why? Can non-experts provide useful and high quality tags for important art works? These are some of the questions at the heart of a recent research project A Museum without Walls, which examined the crowdsourcing platform Your Paintings Tagger, an initiative to encourage the public to contribute descriptive tags for the BBC/Public Catalogue… Read More »
Our third event at the Ashmolean‘s LiveFriday event in May was an Object Apothecary, dispensing prescriptions for events and experiences in the Museum to aid visitor wellbeing. The Object Apothecary served as a demonstration of the positive effect that museums can have on wellbeing. The Oxford Internet Institute is working with the Happy Museum project… Read More »
How far back do our modern day practices of collecting, curating and displaying information go? Choosing a Facebook profile picture, creating a gallery of holiday photos, tweeting an image of a strange object you’ve come across – all of these acts have historical roots, taking us right back to the Renaissance period and to the strange and… Read More »