Monday last I had the pleasure of trundling over to the Bodleian’s new Weston Library in Oxford, thence to participate in the EEBO TCP HackFest (09/03/15). What on earth are those acronyms about? Good question.
Games are, as a rule, fun, interactive learning mechanisms. What you’re learning isn’t always complicated, but you are nonetheless learning — even if it is just when to burn the rope. That said, it’s now more common for games to have higher aspirations, to impart a little real-world knowledge, however indirectly. Often, this relates to history.
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] It’s dark. An air raid siren wails. A man in a heavy steel helmet walks amongst us. ‘Put that light out!’ he says. The audience laughs, the lights come back on, and the man in the … Read More
That’s right, TIME/IMAGE is off to its first proper exhibition! On Sunday we’ll be scooting up to the fair town of Liverpool to set up for the Museums Association Conference and Exhibition 2013, which runs Monday to Tuesday next week. We’re pretty excited about the event as we’ve never exhibited before and, trite as it may sound, can’t wait to meet … Read More
Last Friday I had the pleasure of trundling up to Manchester and the BBC’s new MediaCity. Nearly a year and a half on from the rather impressive launch event at MOSI, the first batch of projects funded by the Creative Exchange were ready to show us what they’ve been up to. If you’re not familiar with it, the Creative Exchange … Read More
This week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the ‘Bits 2 Blogs‘ event in Newcastle. Hosted at the Great North Museum, and run by the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, it gave those working in the North East cultural heritage sector an opportunity to hear about new ideas and technologies for engaging audiences. It was a great event, with … Read More