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Thursday, November 19 • 11:00am - 1:30pm
Big Questions for Museums and X Realities: A Virtual Town Hall

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The speakers are joined by moderators: Paige Dansiger, Emily Kotecki, Felicia Ingram, Tina Shah, Barry Joseph, Michael Haley Goldman, and Andrea Monteil du Shuman

In the last decade, more and more museums have created experiences employing Virtual, Augmented, and other realities (abbreviated here as XR). Though we have learned a lot through these projects, they have raised just as many important questions for the field. Several important areas for research have emerged including (but not limited to) questions of ethics, equity and access, educational impact, and financial sustainability.

This town-hall style conversation does not seek to answer these questions but to better define the most important issues as virtual technologies in museums become more mature. Facilitated by a team of professionals with a wide range of experience developing and researching XR in museums, the session seeks to harness the expertise of everyone present to define a shared research agenda for the next stage of our collective work.

This miniature summit on XR in museums will use a variety of techniques to include the ideas and questions from everyone present - including small break out discussions, round-robin responses, and collective documentation of the summits ideas. The results will help not only clarify the issues for practitioners developing museum XR, it will also point the way to collectively addressing these issues.

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Michael Haley Goldman

director of future projects, USHMM
Michael Haley Goldman is Director of the Future Projects at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Future Projects is a small innovation team designed to research, prototype, and explore emerging technologies that transform Holocaust memorialization and education. Mr. Haley... Read More →
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Robin White Owen

Co-founder/Creative Producer, MediaCombo, Inc.
Robin is a Principal and co-founder of MediaCombo, Inc, a creator of immersive digital experiences for museums and businesses. Their most recent project is the Augmented Reality Audio Tour for The Morgan Library & Museum, co- produced with AR mobile tour platform, GuidiGO. Robin is... Read More →
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Camille Tewell

Manager of Digital Learning, North Carolina Museum of Art
As Manager of Digital Learning at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Camille Tewell oversees virtual field trips, K-12 VR initiatives, online courses for students, and digital assets on the museum’s educational website, NCMALearn. Camille received her Bachelor of Science in biology... Read More →

Thursday November 19, 2020 11:00am - 1:30pm EST
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