The Infinite Museum, an innovative digital platform to transform the museum visitor experience (Booth 4)Demonstration
Timothy Berg, Ball State University, USA, Erin Bretz, Ball State University, USA, Alyson Walbridge, Ball State University, USA, Kayla Gurganus, Ball State University, USA
The Infinite Museum is an innovative Web application that offers museum visitors short, creative, and unusual prompts to get them thinking about the art in museums in new ways. The tool helps visitors connect their own experiences to their encounter with art and offers a powerful model for how to rethink the museum visitor experience. This demonstration and paper show how the product is used and give people a sense of the power it can unleash in a museum visitor.
This project came out of an immersive learning seminar at Ball State University. We began with Nina Simon's The Participatory Museum for inspiration and insights. Most of our work was on the content, more than 1500 prompts, and those sources came from all over the place and are too numerous to mention here: literature, philosophy, art theory, television, film, pop culture, music, and creative personal writing.