The Museum of You

988669_10152882434160652_1893030052_nWelcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have designer Jake Barton, Principal of the New York media design firm, Local Projects. Jake creates interactive and digital exhibits for the likes of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Storycorps. Each of these projects aims to preserve and enhance the individual’s experience and memories.

For example, a third of the world watched live as the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001; a third more heard about it within 24 hours. (Do you remember where you were?) So exhibits at the soon-to-open 9/11 Memorial Museum will reflect the diversity of the world’s experiences of that day. In this moving talk, Jake gives us a peek into some of those installations, as well as several other projects that aim to make the observer an active participant in the exhibit.

How do you feel about this new focus on visitor participation and involvement at museums? How might you use these ideas to make your creative endeavors more interactive?

Until next time,
Cynthia Patton

About Cynthia J. Patton

Writer, Editor, Advocate, Speaker, Special Needs Attorney, and Autism Mom. Also the Founder and Chairperson of Autism A to Z, a nonprofit providing resources and solutions for life on the spectrum.
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