Metaphors of evaluation

Early on in the artcasting project I conducted interviews with a range of stakeholders involved in evaluation within museum and gallery settings. In order to inform the development of artcasting it was important to understand how evaluation was experienced and perceived by those involved in the process. Nine interviews were conducted representing delivery (4), operational […]

The muse in the magic?

On Friday 27th November, Jen, Chris (B) and I set off (very) early from Edinburgh in preparation for the launch of the ARTIST ROOMS Mapplethorpe: The Magic in the Muse exhibition at the Bowes Museum in County Durham.   Despite horrendous travelling conditions most of the way, the clouds parted to reveal a sunny Barnard Castle […]

Explorathon, European Researchers’ Night, National Galleries of Scotland

What happened at Explorathon? On Friday 25th September the artcasting team excitedly arrived at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ready to test an early prototype of the artcasting platform for the first time. Throughout the afternoon and evening, friends, colleagues and members of the public interested in our research dropped in to try […]

Thoughts from the DLNET (Digital Learning Network) conference

Last week I attended the Digital Learning Network (DLNET) conference ‘On the move: mobile learning in museums and galleries’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Here are my thoughts on the conference and some interesting ideas that might usefully inform the development of our artcasting platform. Kati Price (V&A) reviewed lessons learned from […]

Workshop 1, National Galleries of Scotland

On 9th July, Jen, Jeremy and I joined colleagues at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to run our first workshop exploring young people’s experience of an ARTIST ROOMS exhibition. Our primary objective was to see how the principles underpinning Artcasting (particularly around the relationship between artwork, memory and place) might play out within […]

Research Team ‘Deep Day’

Research Team ‘Deep Day’

Our first Artcasting research team ‘deep day’ took place on Wednesday 27th May.  Some of the team were new to the idea of the ‘deep day’ so Chris (Speed) took charge of the whiteboard and gave us an insight into the creative and collaborative working ways of Design Informatics at Edinburgh College of Art. The […]