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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2008 ➔ Feed Me

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Albert Dang (designer)
Sven Travis (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)
David Benjamin Kanter (thesis advisor)
Chris Prentice (thesis advisor)
Katie Salen (thesis advisor)

Date

2008

Description

When visiting a museum gallery, appreciation of exhibited art typically flows in one direction from the artist and curator to the viewer. While this paradigm may be desired in some settings, the exchange of information from audience back to the curator and artist may be desired in other scenarios. By enabling a dialogue between these parties, an open discussion about the meaning of the work may benefit each group in accordance with their motivations.

Feed Me, a web and mobile infrastructure for creating communication around an exhibition, provides a method for museum visitors to offer feedback to artists of displayed work and see the feedback of other visitors. Users may use mobile phones or kiosks to write about specific projects. The messages are processed and visualized on a large projection in the shared gallery space, providing user-generated context for the show and a connection between visitors and artists. The web interface will allow participation from users outside the gallery space, providing further perspective on the exhibition. In monitoring real-time activity and archiving messages throughout the show, Feed Me provides a pulse of live interest in the projects as well as a legacy of collected impressions and ideas around the exhibition.

Identifier

PC020402_2008_adang

Citation

Albert Dang. Feed Me. 2008. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2008. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 16 Sep 2019.

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/  


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