Inventing Futures for Cultural Heritage at MediaLab-Prado Madrid

October 28, 2013 Paloma Díaz Pérez

How would you like to augment a cultural heritage object with digital technology? What kind of additional information would you like to be available? How does this augmented dimension enhance your experience with the object? These were some of the questions the meSch team at Universidad Carlos III [...]

Co-Design Workshop in Trento: An Inspiring and Productive Event

October 24, 2013 Laura Maye

During the consortium meeting scheduled at Trento (Italy), a co-design workshop was held at Museo Italiano Della Guerra on October 10th 2013. The theme of the workshop was to explore possible interactions and narratives of various existing museum artefacts. The co-design session provided great inspirations to aid the [...]

Successful meSch Consortium Meeting

October 22, 2013 admin

A full consortium meeting of the meSch project took place from 7 to 11 October in Trento, Italy. From all the participating institutions representatives met up in Trento, to catch up, discuss research findings, showcase prototypes and work together in small-scale co-design workshops.

meSch Workshop at CA2M: Using Cultural Heritage Encounters to Enact Social Interaction

October 17, 2013 Paloma Díaz Pérez

The meSch team at the University Carlos III Madrid (UC3M) is organizing workshops with cultural heritage managers and students, curators and visitors of exhibitions to understand how they envision future digital encounters with cultural settings. In this post we report on the first workhop at the Centro de [...]

An Interview with the Riverside Transport Museum in Glasgow on their design approach to interactive installations

October 14, 2013 Loraine Clarke

In the meSch project museums and heritage sites and their staff are consulted and involved in the co-design process of the development of the meSch toolkit for creating interactive tangible exhibits with smart objects. This includes the three museums that are involved in the project as a partner, [...]

Co-Designing Tangible Interactions at Sheffield General Cemetery

October 5, 2013 Luigina Ciolfi

Over the past six months, the meSch team at Sheffield Hallam University has worked with staff and volunteers of the historic Sheffield General Cemetery to discuss and explore novel interaction strategies for visitors of the cemetery by means of the meSch approach of mixing tangible interaction between visitors [...]

New on the Website: Short Video Clip Presenting the Companion Novel prototype

September 27, 2013 admin

The meSch team at Sheffield Hallam University made a video about a meSch prototype, which can now be seen on the meSch website. The clip is a demo of the Companion Novel, a book-like device that allows visitors of an outdoor heritage site to select a theme and [...]

Explorations for DIY Approaches for Cultural Heritage Professionals through Digital Technology at INTERACT2013

September 26, 2013 Laura Maye

Laura Maye, who is involved in the meSch consortium as a PhD student at the University of Limerick, was amongst the presenters at the Doctoral Consortium collocated with the INTERACT2013 conference earlier this month. During her presentation, Laura explored the theme of Do-It-Yourself approaches for cultural heritage professionals [...]

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Reusing Existing Digital Content

September 16, 2013 Marloes Scholtens

This summer Work Package 5 (WP5) completed its first deliverable: “Analysis of existing data sources and services”. WP5 focuses on the meSch software and physical infrastructure and integration of the different components. The first task of this work package was to identify existing data sources and services that [...]

Seal Hunting in the Museum, Testing a meSch Prototype

September 5, 2013 Hub Kockelkorn

Can a magnifying glass add a dimension to a museum visit? The Waag Society, one of the partners in the meSch project, created a prototype of an interactive magnifying glass: a wooden frame with a smartphone hidden in it. It aims at wayfinding on the one hand and [...]