Throughout my career, digital learning and engagement have been central to my overall effort to educate and engage audiences in the most inclusive way possible. Throughout my evolutionary development, I implemented projects in accordance with new technologies that were prevalent during each era, extending programmatic initiatives in new and exciting directions.
TAFT MUSEUM OF ART
DAUBIGNY, MONET, VAN GOGH
In conjunction with the landmark exhibitions Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape and Bijou Parisiens, I worked closely the senior curator of the exhibition to design an audio tour to enhance the visitor experience for both exhibitions. The audio tour scripts were recorded by voice actors that were recruited through a sound engineering company. I set up the recordings as podcasts on SoundCloud. Visitors could access twenty-five recordings that referenced works in each exhibition via iTunes or the SoundCloud app. The RSS feed was also accesssed through other aggregators available on Android and Windows devices.
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JACOB LAWRENCE KIOSK
I was instrumental is designing an education space that was adjacent to the special exhibition Jacob Lawrence: Heroism in Paint. The exhibition included the entire original panel paintings devoted to the black revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture. The education space included broader levels of information about Lawrence's life and work, including a touchscreen kiosk that I designed using Hype by Tumult and Kiosk Pro to display on a wall inside the gallery space. The kiosk included a series of panels associated with different time periods in his life, along with smaller menu buttons or submenus on each page. The kiosk also included audio and video clips that featured interviews with the Jacob Lawrence.
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EDWARD CURTIS KIOSK
One of the most innovative projects I developed throughout my career was a touchscreen kiosk designed for the special exhibition Enduring Spirit: Edward Curtis. Installed in an education adjacent to the exhibition, the kiosk included a timeline of Edward Curtis's life and his accomplishments. Using Hype by Tumult to take advantage of html5, I created an interactive timeline that enabled the user to scroll through each period at the bottom. Users could swipe up from the bottom to access a different segment of dates and achievements. The kiosk also included a small tutorial and a video trailer from a movie about his life.
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MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
I created a touchscreen kiosk for the special exhibition Creator/Created: Jerry Siegel Portraits from the Permanent Collection. The kiosk included an extended body of photographs by the artist and video interviews with most of the artists featured in the exhibition. This project was extremely rewarding because I conducted each interview myself, traveling throughout Georgia and Alabama to complete the interviews. The kiosk featured small segments of each interview, along with additional content that highlighted Siegel's workshop with high school students.
The interactive kiosks created for Created/Creator included a series of interviews with various artists featured in the exhibition who loved in Alabama and Georgia. I conducted each interview at the artists' studios, using a camcorder and remote microphone.
Similar to the kiosk I created for the Jerry Siegel exhibition, this touchscreen kiosk was created for the special exhibition "Piecing Together history: The Civil Rights Quilts of Yvonne Wells." The kiosk included select quilts from the exhibition, accompanied by voice narrations by the artist, video interviews with the artist and a civil rights timeline, which inspired many of the topics featured in the quilts. I designed the kiosk using Hype by Tumult and Kiosk Pro to display the content on tablets. I was also honored with the opportunity to interview the Yvonne Wells in her home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
TOUCHSCREEN AND WEBSITE
During my employment with the Columbus Museum, I designed a wide variety of digital projects to enhance access to exhibition and collection content. One of my most audacious projects included this supplemental resource designed in conjunction with the special exhibition Let the Records Show: Discovering the Valley's Black Community in Slavery and Freedom. I designed a kiosk that consisted of digital images of objects in the exhibition, such as rare documents, ledgers, and letters that gave the visitor a more intimate view of this rare documentation, which I augmented with pinch and zoom features for closer analysis. The touchscreen kiosk was complemented by a website that I designed in Dreamweaver to broaden accessibility and enhance educational opportunities.
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Similar to the website I designed for Let the Records Show, the site for Rebecca Everingham: Steamboating on the Chattahoochee was intended to be an interactive, online version of the exhibition gallery guide. Thematic concepts featured throughout the exhibition were augmented by additional photography and diagrams that further illuminated the physical structure of the steamboat and the people who managed its daily operation. Inspired by a lithograph of the steamboat in the Museum's permanent collection, the website include audio recordings and interviews, along with videos that documented the lithograph process.