Case Study: Art++! Collaborative, Open Source App Development @ Stanford

Track
Media & Technology
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 8:45-9:15 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
265 America's Center
Description
In summer 2016, the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University launched Art++, an augmented reality application developed in partnership with the Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Lab at the School of Engineering. In an age when apps and in-gallery interactives have become standard at museums, Art++ presents an instance in which a museum has partnered with graduate engineering students to launch a new in-gallery experience, rather than hiring a private company to design and execute a technical build. This presentation will focus on the development of the interdisciplinary, collaborative project at Cantor and will introduce the Art++ open-source software to the wider museum community.
Learner Outcome
  1. Gain the tools to develop an interpretive augmented reality (AR) content strategy.
  2. Know how to effectively collaborate with student developers to create museum content and technologies.
  3. Hear the perspectives of a museum professional and a graduate student on our project.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Anna Toledano
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
PhD Student in History of Science
Organization: 
Stanford University
Presenter: 
Maria del Carmen Barrios
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Kress Interpretive Fellow
Organization: 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Bio
Maria del Carmen Barrios-Giordano serves as Kress Interpretive Fellow at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and was previously Curatorial Assistant at Cantor Arts Center. She has worked in the visual and performing arts sector as both an administrator and artisan.