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dSHARP Talk: Samantha Porter - Digital Humanities at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Despite a reputation for being traditional institutions, museums are increasingly looking to technology to attract visitors and offer new ways for patrons to engage with the works on display. In designing these types of installations, it can be difficult to balance implementation of technology in a way that complements, but does not overshadow, the experience. In this talk, Samantha Porter will discuss the case study of 'Riddle Mia This,' a smartphone app launched in September 2018 that takes users on an escape room style adventure through the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She will describe some challenges her team faced in creating the app, how they overcame them, and lessons learned along the way.

About the Speaker

Samantha Porter is a Digital Preservation Specialist with Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) at the University of Minnesota.  Her work applies technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D printing, and virtual and augmented reality to teaching, research, and outreach projects across disciplines, with particular expertise in the fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural heritage.

Thursday, March 7, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio B
Hunt Library


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Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist