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Author Kidd, Jenny, author.

Title Museums in the new mediascape : transmedia, participation, ethics / by Jenny Kidd
Published Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, 2014


Description 1 online resource (166 pages)
Contents Introduction: On museum media -- The transmedia museum -- Museum communications in social networks -- User created content -- Democratising narratives, or, The accumulation of the digital memory archive -- "Interactives" in the social museum -- Museum online games, challenging histories and empathy -- Mashup the museum
Summary "The museum today faces complex questions of definition, representation, ethics, aspiration and economic survival. Alongside this we see burgeoning use of an array of new media including increasingly dynamic web portals and content, digital archives, social networks, blogs and online games. At the heart of this are changes to the idea of 'visitor' and 'audience' and their participation and representation in the new cultural sphere. This insightful book unpacks a number of contradictions that help to frame and articulate digital media work in the museum and questions what constitutes authentic participation. Based on original empirical research and a range of case studies the author explores questions about the museum as media from a number of different disciplines and shows that across museums and the study of them, the cultural logic is changing"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Museums -- Social aspects
Museums -- Moral and ethical aspects
Interactive multimedia.
Museums -- Technological innovations
Digital media.
Social media.
Narration (Rhetoric) -- Social aspects
Video games.
Museum visitors.
social media.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Museum Administration & Museology.
REFERENCE -- General.
TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
Digital media
Electronic games
Interactive multimedia
Museum visitors
Museums -- Moral and ethical aspects
Museums -- Social aspects
Museums -- Technological innovations
Narration (Rhetoric) -- Social aspects
Social media
Musées -- Publics.
Musées et multimédias.
Sémiotique et musées.
Muséologie nouvelle et expérimentation sociale.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781409443001