Digital Natives: Creating Emergent Exhibitions through Digital Technologies

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Digital Technology can support the creation of dialogical spaces in the museum, both playful and reflective, that allow audiences to engage in the ongoing construction and reproduction of cultural heritage creating novel connections between self and others and between past, present and future. In this way, digital technology can contribute to the creation of emergent exhibitions in which the exhibition is created in dialogue between audiences and the museum. We present experiences from a current research project, the Digital Natives exhibition, in which digital technology was designed as an integral part of the exhibition to encourage dialogue between audiences and the exhibition materials and thereby investigate how the exhibition emerge as a result of this dialogic co-construction inside the exhibition space. In short, the opportunities offered by digital technologies prompts us to consider the potential for designing emergent exhibition spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Technology in Museums : Emerging Experiences
EditorsLuigina Ciolfi, Kathrine Scott, Sara Barbieri
Number of pages13
Place of publicationLimerick, Ireland
Publication year2011
Pages13-25
ISBN (print)1-905952-31-7-978-1-905952-31-1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventRethinking technology in Museums - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 26 May 201127 May 2011

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ConferenceRethinking technology in Museums
LandIreland
ByLimerick
Periode26/05/201127/05/2011

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