Monday, 1 March 2010

Virtual Museum of the Pacific


"The Virtual Museum of the Pacific is an experimental social media platform that is developed in collaboration between the Australian Museum and the University of Wollongong. The Virtual Museum of the Pacific contains 427 objects from the Australian Museum's Pacific cultural collections. Users can explore, tag and annotate these objects with rich media. In this video, we introduce its background, motivations and user experience, and also lead into its future research direction and technology platform..."
To see for yourself, visit here
Virtual Museum of the Pacific
The Virtual Museum of the Pacific interests for  a swag of reasons - semantic/social web - digital repatriation - creating cultural frameworks  to potential virtual worlds , et al.

However, I had no idea this project was so interesting, and that there was such a great presentation on the way it is being structured. Suspect I will have lots more to say on this project once I manage to get a login to see inside. In the meantime, I wanted to share the video.


OLPC
There also seems to be a OLPC Oceania connection  in the making - see here for a hint.

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