Monday, April 16, 2007

Amazing Media Exhibit Design Tools from Adobe and Apple

This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, but since the arrival of digital video (also known as the digital video revolution) the ability to make films on a low budget continues to improve. Museums can now afford beautiful quality media presentations thanks to the continuous evolution of these suites. Two which we have been following, almost since their introduction, are the suites of tools from Adobe, notably the soon to be released Adobe Creative Suite 3, and from Apple and its newly unveiled Apple Final Cut Studio. Both of these links will take you to fun, poignant, interactive sites that not only show what these tools can do, but what you can do with them to boost your museum's appeal to visitors. Now all you need is a vision, a story to tell, and time to make it perfect.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

A new day for TMDA

While TMDA has been developing web-based exhibits for clients for many years now, these have been within the context of physical, exhibition spaces. We have also used the Internet as a medium for sharing exhibit research, ideas, designs, and models with clients, even setting up blogs for discussion with disperse shareholders. Today, however, we are initiating a different sort of web-based exhibit: our own showcase of ideas and exhibit-related or education-related information and news that we want to share with our clients and other readers. Stay tuned...

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Google builds a virtual museum

The evolution of the museum experience from active to passive changes daily. This blog will chronicle all of the museums published online using spectacular tools which also seem to evolve daily. Among those are courtesy of Google: Google Earth and Google Sketchup. The Virtual World is now online and in the hands of its denizens. The first of these I'd like to show you debuted last week. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth have created an online exhibit about the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Witness the wonder of an exhibit that matters. We can ask "Why is this happening?" instead of "Why has this happened?"

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