God bless Twitter - just picked up on this courtesy of a tweet from NZLive. An interesting project out of the NZ national museum, Te Papa, which uses their Our Space interactive wall, map, and web site to capture some user content around Maori/New Zealand New Year celebrations, Matariki. The detail is below - or go direct to here.
"How do you celebrate the Māori New Year? Grab a camera and show the nation!
During Matariki, Te Papa, in partnership with TelstraClear and New Zealand Post, is creating an interactive display of images that capture the mood of this special time of year.
And your photos can be part of it!
The theme for Matariki 2009 is whakawhanaungatanga (bringing people together). So get snapping, and capture how your friends and whānau live, work, or play during the festive season.
You can view the photos online, or come and see them larger than life in Our Space, Te Papa's exciting multimedia zone. Then, in July, a panel of selectors will choose a range of the most impressive images to be shown on a giant screen outside Te Papa.
How to take part:
• Images may be submitted between 27 May and 28 June
• Take your photo with a digital camera
• Go to ourspace.tepapa.com and sign up
• Click on 'Add Media' and upload your images
• Tag your image with 'Matariki 09'
• Check out all the images in 'Your Media'
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There will, of course, be a mile of Matariki events - this one also caught my eye from Auckland City Council, - Matariki Festival.