For my part, it was a hard day to try and capture in tweets or for this post so instead I went and made audio boos to capture the spirit of the teams, visitors and and support team involved in MuseoMix.
Around 2-3 o’clock – there was a noticeable change in the air. It wasn’t exactly the calm before the storm – it was the shifting into hire gear before the storm. The public were due in at 4 but at 2 the ‘coaches’ reviewed the projects.
This was the first time the teams had to showcase their work in their element. In other words, it was make or break time. Did everything work? Of course not – but majority of the issues were resolved with minor tweaks.
Once again, the dedication and passion of the MuseoMixers shone through loud and clear when lunch tables were virtually empty as everyone worked non-stopped, except for small breaks for coffee (if that).
Around 4 o’clock the public were invited to come to see the projects in action. Due to the MuseoMixers taking over the museum, admission was free all day. However, the amount of people that came at 4 proved that MuseoMix was making a difference in the community.
This was my first MuseoMix, I didn’t know what to expect, but the amount of people who arrived surprised even the museum staff (who heard nothing but positive for visitors throughout the day).
Even though I had been part of the process for the past couple of days, I still was completely overwhelmed with what I saw.
The projects that I had seen in team talks came to life! The public were engaged!
And that is when I realized that Museomix wasn’t an event, it was an experience. I said throughout the process it was like trying to catch rain with your hands – or to describe colors to a blind person. Seeing the public interact with the projects suddenly made sense and I still don’t know why. But it is not for me, or anyone, to ask why but to just appreciate that IT DOES.
And that is what makes MuseoMix so beautiful & priceless.
- Arthur Schmitt from Nod-a talks about the FabLab & Creating Mixers for other sectors
- Diane Drubay & @D_encounter talk about MuseoPropulseurs Role
- Musee Gallo-Romain Communication Manager tells us why the museum got involved with Museomix … and if they’d do it again.
- Carl-Frederic De Celles talks about researching MuseoMix for Quebec
- #museomix @jfrochas Team 4 Talks about using funny stories to engage @museesgallo audience
- Sam Hackwill from Team 10 takes us through their RFID project
These are Tweets I sent as I was viewing the exhibition with the public. Hoping they capture the spirit I felt at the time.
- #museomix Team 9 Uses an iPad as a magnifier and when it’s over the right area it activates sounds of the towns
- #museomix Team 6 You pick up a RFID boat (as modelled by @CamilleCocaud) and take around exhibition playing games.
- #museomix Team 10 Used RFID on a chip that was made via 3d printer and the shapes activate the videos.@museesgallo
- #museomix People on twitter can use tag #museobenhur with storm but ppl IRL can override tweeted command. Team 5
- #museomix Team 5 Robo cars on mosaics *Now* I get the Ben Hur reference! This is amazing!@museesgallo
- #museomix Team 7 The people that put there information on the laptop at the beginning are now seeing their epitaph
- #museomix Team 8 Another crowd pleaser! Activates when ppl got close but too many came 🙂 @museesgallo
- #museomix Team 3 augemented reality window (wip) @museesgallo
- #museomix @museesgallo Visit TeamOn top of the costume it said push here (like she would spring up)
- #museomix Team 1 overlay on Lugdunum 12th century – what an amazing response! @museesgallo
- #museomix Team 7 and the booth to collect data from visitors. There was a massive que before
- #museomix tour First we are told we are in the year 3012 and looking at a 2012 museum. Love this!
A huge thank you to all the sponsors, but especially MailChimp who were so supportive from the very beginning of MuseoMix 2.