Posted on behalf of Heather Barto, student, Masters in Museum Studies Program at
Johns Hopkins University
As a new student in the museum studies program at
, I was fortunate enough to attend the March 16 DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous. This was an exceptionally educational and informative discussion from a diverse group of panelists. Currently studying technology in museums with JD Talasek, I was interested in technology as a means for engagement and also as medium for artists. Johns Hopkins University
The Coral Reef Project was such an effective and productive use of technology to engage the community. I was able to view the exhibit and found it impactful from an art and environmental standpoint. How have other museums or community involvement projects used social media to engage participants as well as provide awareness? Has this project effected the museum's planning for future exhibits? The institution and the participants found value in the project, can these groups be utilized again for future exhibitions?
I also thought that Alberto Gaitán's use of technology in multimedia art was an interesting way to involve social media. How has his work on "Remembrancer" changed his view of social media? How has it changed other artists' views? His pieces are a reflection of technology's integration into art and our daily lives. How can social media be used in the future to convey such powerful statements through art?