Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am pleased to share that we return to The Netherlands this November with another season of Digital Identity events. The sessions will be hosted by some world class institutions including Van Abbemuseum and Waag Society. If you’re interested in digital and want to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation, then we look forward to meeting you at these events in November!
The Digital Identity seminars:
Bring your story to the audience
November 17–18, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
“I liked the way we looked at storytelling. In our busy everyday working lives there’s not always time to take a look at the bigger picture. With this workshop I realised that it’s important to think about why you want to reach out to your audience in the first place and why they should engage with your organisation.”
The theme of these workshops is using the power of storytelling to create a dynamic Digital Identity for your projects. When we ran these sessions at Museum De Lakenhal earlier this year we had participants from cultural, heritage and media organisations. The two days are full of rich discussion, strategic planning and new learning.
We also have exciting post-workshop speakers this time round. Bella Boender from VPRO will talk about giving culture a second life (and many more). Cori Moore, innovation consultant from Berlin, will take you through a playful prototyping exercise. Mariet Erica from the Van Abbemuseum will share insights from projects that encourage new forms of audience participation.
The Innovation Lab with meSch:
Using tech to enhance visitor experience
November 20, Waag Society, Amsterdam
‘Thanks you for the inspiring day.
I now have a broader view about museums and technology.’
Feedback from the session at Museon, The Hague
Our partnership with the meSch project continues and we bring our lab to Amsterdam. This one day event will be hosted by the Waag Society, a world renowned institute for social innovation. The theme of this lab is enhancing visitor experiences for museums, libraries and heritage sites through sustainable and affordable digital interpretation tools. If you are interested in the role that technology can play in your visitor offer, this workshop will help you think big and take small, practical steps to achieve your vision.
We have added new features to the lab. For example, you asked us for a more hands-on overview of new technology, and we are pleased to report that Waag will include a guided tour of their Fablab. Now that the meSch project is entering its final year, we will share insights from the development process and examples of what is possible with affordable technology and content that is developed in-house. And finally, given the diversity of participants, the lab will conclude with drinks, so it is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues.
If you have any questions, please get in touch via email — contact (at) digitalidentities (dot) info or on Twitter. My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you in November!