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Wednesday, November 18 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Curator Brain, Meet AI Brain

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Is it possible to create an AI-based experience that feels truly native to a museum’s story? Our process uncovered that… this is the wrong question. We will discuss how The Henry Ford and Bluecadet used lo-fi prototyping, collaborative workshops, and open-ended technical sketching to explore a playful way into our broad, seemingly disparate digital collections—and how we found an authentic use for AI as a part of a larger human-driven experience. We’ll explain how we integrated this experience into our existing digital collections infrastructure to enable easy updating and additional future experiences. Finally, we will reflect on and discuss the future of our initial project—a communal, touch-based experience—in a changed museum landscape.


Matt Elliott

Creative Manager, Digital Experience, The Henry Ford
Ellice Engdahl: As Manager of Digital Collections & Content at The Henry Ford, Ellice Engdahl manages ongoing collections digitization work and facilitates the development of ways to showcase and connect digitized collections content in order to tell stories on the web as co-lead... Read More →
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Ellice Engdahl

Digital Collections & Content Manager, The Henry Ford
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Brett Renfer

Creative Director, Bluecadet
An experience designer and maker, Brett specializes in creating narrative-based interactive environments. Brett’s work has ranged from projecting on the City Hall of San Jose to interactive dataviz for NASA to hands-on exhibits with the Muppets. Brett teaches courses on the future... Read More →
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Benjamin Bojko

Technology Director, Bluecadet

Wednesday November 18, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm EST
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