Development of an Integrated System for Public Access of Content in a Cultural Institution: A Case Study the "Memory Grids Pods" - Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

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Dwyer, Natasha and Parry, Michael (2004) Development of an Integrated System for Public Access of Content in a Cultural Institution: A Case Study the "Memory Grids Pods" - Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). In: Interaction: Systems, Practice and Theory : a creativity & cognition symposium hosted by the Dynamic Design Research Group. Edmonds, Ernest and Gibson, Ross, eds. Creativity & Cognition Studios Press, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W, pp. 159-176.

Abstract

This paper will discuss the process to develop a mission of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) at Federation Square, Melbourne. We needed to provide an interface to an interactive environment for the general public to access moving image titles on-site. We will discuss what we found to both successful and unsuccessful strategies. In summary, our approach to both the interactive and technical design was iterative; developing a base for the project and then embellishing the project with increasing layers of complexity. This approach allows us to respond to changing time-lines and to minimise risk while using new and unknown (developing) technology. Iterative design requires a flexible and well-planned project base. This paper also argues that in order to work new technology projects in cultural institutions need to be integrated with existing organisational systems. However these existing and new systems can only work if sufficiently resourced with staff-time. Potential places for "bottle-necks" in the production process will be discussed.

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Held at University of Technology, Sydney ... and Powerhouse Museum... Sydney, 16th to 19th November 2004

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5511
ISBN 0975153315
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Current > FOR Classification > 2001 Communication and Media Studies
Current > FOR Classification > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies
Keywords ResPubID8068, pod, private viewing space, moving image material, interactive experience, video on demand, VoD, memory grid space, Macromedia Flash, streamed video, MPEG2, content management system, CMS, tag, spectrum, thumbnail, memory and place project, MAP, Victoria, visual memory, moving image project
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