MOPA in Japan - My Gallery 対話型 (Interactive)
MOPA has been part of an amazing collaboration with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), and the Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experience (PRIME) program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). By harnessing the Open Exhibits multi-touch software from Ideum and hardware from NICT, PRIME students Lance Castillo and Wesley Hsu designed and implemented an interactive touch table featuring MOPA's hand selected photography collection.
Our touch table, My Gallery 対話型 (Interactive), premiered in Osaka, Japan at the Knowledge Capital Trial Event. Thousands of visitors were able to participate in the curatorial process first-hand by creating their own favorite collections. Visitors were able to touch a photograph, enlarge or shrink it with their fingers, select their favorite photographs to create a collection and then title the collection. Their collections were then projected on a tile wall display composed of 24 monitors!
Don’t worry MOPA members and visitors, you will have an opportunity to experience our collection through interactive technology. My Gallery 対話型 is a pilot to a larger touch table interactive that will be created for MOPA’s galleries in 2012.
For now, enjoy the photos and video and get a sneak peak of what will be coming to MOPA soon!
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and support from NICT. PRIME is made possible by funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, with additional funding from NICT and MOPA. Additional support was provided by the Legler Benbough Foundation, and the Downing Family Foundation.