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Project

Linking museum and school by collaborative video clip production

Knowledge Exchange Lab

Duration

open-end

Funding

Leibniz Association as part of the „Wettbewerbsfonds 2011“

Description

Today, most art museums make use of digital media, to satisfy their visitors’ needs regarding infor-mation, education and enjoyment. Within the EyeVisit project (see details here) the workstream “Linking museum and school by collaborative video clip production” focuses on visual skills and the question: how can digital media be applied as support for students to develop such skills.

Therefore, a prototypical video tool is being developed, which allows for a meaningful processing of artworks in accordance with the learning through visual design approach (Zahn, Pea, Hesse, & Rosen, 2010). In our scenario, students browse the museum guided by an educational visual search task, collect appropriate art works with mobile devices and, finally, convert the selected art works by means of a large Multi Touch Table into a video clip. According to the learning through visual design rationale and in line with empirical data from field experiments (e.g. Zahn, et al., 2010), collaboratively designing a product can lead to a deep and meaningful engagement with the respective content since it generates a design space across different levels (form, content, and person).

While the workstream “Linking museum and school by collaborative video clip production” primarily focusses on learning and visual skills development, the PhD project of Moritz Borchers is additionally concerned with the influence of modern digital media on aesthetic experience.