kevan + museums   17

Selfie Factories: The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum | WIRED
"Visitors are allotted about 90 minutes to explore the museum, but it’s hard to imagine what you’d do during that time if you weren’t taking photos."
museums  photography  design 
september 2017 by kevan
Fatberg blocking London sewer could become museum exhibit | Culture | The Guardian
"Alex Werner, lead curator for the new museum at the Museum of London, told the Guardian the fatberg “calls to attention the way we live our lives in a modern city”."
london  pollution  museums 
september 2017 by kevan
Cern's electrocuted weasel to go on display | Science | The Guardian
"The partly-cooked corpse was duly secured for inclusion in [Rotterdam Natural History Museum]'s Dead Animal Tales exhibition."
death  mammals  science  museums 
january 2017 by kevan
Plagiarius | Innovation contra Imitation
A yearly product plagiarism award, with a museum of 300 item pairs in Germany. "The trophy of the black gnome with the golden nose is a symbol for the exorbitant earnings product pirates collect at the cost of innovative companies."
illusions  lies  mutation  museums 
april 2014 by kevan
Shipping galleries 3D model - About us - Science Museum
"Originally opened in 1963, the Shipping Galleries were home to the Museum's maritime collection until 2012, when the galleries closed. Before the 1800 objects on display were moved into storage, a 3D point cloud model of the space was created."
museums  history  simulations  via:sarah 
july 2013 by kevan
Beaverton couple brings board game museum to public
"Featuring a collection of more than 1,600 games, ongoing exhibits related to gaming culture and history — and a play area where members can try an old favorite or previously unexplored game."
games  board  museums  via:rachel 
may 2013 by kevan
Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turning public domain photography drudgery into a game. "Use the scavenger hunt list provided by Wikipedia (posted soon) to take shots and cross off as many subjects on the list as possible. Upload shots to this group with the correct Creative Commons license required by Wikipedia and we will tally the scores." Includes the V&A.
games  photos  museums  wikis  via:foe 
january 2009 by kevan
London's 50 best unsung museums - Time Out London
Fifty obscure London museums, a lot of them cheap or free. "It occurred to me that if I saved the wrapper from every product I bought, collectively they'd represent a social history of daily life in Britain."
london  museums  todo  via:holly 
march 2007 by kevan
Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale
Art exhibition. "The theme out of time place scale provides an opportunity to challenge the taxonomic limitations of hierarchy, linearity, chronology, and/or context that museums and art history manipulate to control presentation and reception."
art  mysteries  monsters  museums  mutation  via:wmmna 
june 2006 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Giant squid grabs London audience
They're following me. "One of the biggest and most complete giant squids ever found is on display at London's Natural History Museum." Possibly worse condition than the Melbourne one, but it's not crammed into a block of ice.
squid  london  museums  todo 
february 2006 by kevan
/seconds - A Psychopathic Hymn: J.G. Ballard's 'Crashed Cars' Exhibition of 1970
"The incongruity of the crashed cars and this celebratory social event was further compounded by the alcohol-induced removal of social constraints and the distancing effect of guests watching themselves on closed-circuit television monitors."
ballard  transport  museums  drinks  psychology  surveillance 
november 2005 by kevan
Tate Britain | Your Collection
Facetious new tour leaflets at Tate Britain, which looked like they were planted by a stalker - design your own, and get it added to the collection, with a VIP pass thrown in.
museums  random  paper  walking 
october 2005 by kevan
New York Times: Challenged by Creationists, Museums Answer Back
"At the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, [staff] often encounter groups from B.C. Tours, which for 15 years has offered tours of the museum based on literal readings of the Bible." [...] "It's your job not to slam the door in the face of a believer."
religion  science  evolution  museums  war  via:mcios 
september 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Italy faces its first nationwide TV viewers' strike
"The organisers have negotiated discounts with museums, galleries, theatres, bars and restaurants for anyone who turns up between Friday and Sunday carrying a TV remote control." BBC4 documentary last night implied that this has become a regular event.
television  museums  italy 
june 2005 by kevan
V&A - Touch Me
"Visitors will be able to challenge each other to a game of 'chicken' on the Painstation, play table tennis with a difference on MIT Medialab's PingPongPlus or take part in a human-scale 'PacMan' game using Spacehoppers."
london  museums  games  design  todo  via:foe 
june 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Life | So long, sucker
The National History Museum has a giant squid. They're still preparing it. "The plan is to build a giant glass tank that could sit in the museum on public display, with the squid suspended at its centre."
squid  london  museums  todo  via:holly 
may 2005 by kevan
MLA - Mobile museum funded by Renaissance is a huge success
'The Curiosity Shop', touring the north-east in a succession of abandoned shops. "The museum is built from scratch at each new location, then packed up again when the time comes to move to its next venue."
dereliction  shops  museums  via:foe 
may 2005 by kevan

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