By Second Story Interactive Studios
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ArtClix, available from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, brings together photo-recognition and social media to give Museum-goers a total interactive experience. Artworks are automatically recognized and the comments and photos taken by visitors are shared as part of an online community.
ArtClix is the result of a successful collaboration between High Museum of Art and Second Story Interactive Studios.
About the High Musuem of Art:
With its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and award-winning architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High Museum of Art has grown from its origins in a stately home on Peachtree Street to become the leading art museum in the southeastern United States.
About Second Story Interactive Studios:
Since 1994, Second Story has been using design, technology and storytelling techniques to successfully forge powerful, personal, and memorable connections between individuals and ideas by focusing on how people learn and how they experience environments.
What's New in Version 1.5.2
Improved dynamic audio streaming.
Nice idea in theory that needs major expansion
For starters, this app was promoted in the High on signage devoid of a QR code. Really?! Fine, we manually searched for it. Unfortunately, it had little purpose. Attempting to use it initially yielded no results, and I concluded it was dysfunctional. As we moved further into the exhibit, I discovered there were certain items with a special logo indicating they worked with this app. At least that explained why the other ones didn't work, but it proved to be a time-consuming operation for nothing, as the app said exactly what was printed on the wall. I found this to be the case for the majority of the pieces. Some had slightly more info but still omitted common questions one could have. This app needs to offer basic info for all works and provide in-depth information for the features pieces. Hope they'll continue to work on it, and perhaps I'll download it again on another visit. In the meantime, I'm deleting it.
Oh, there are certain items that do contain audio, but who would know to bring earbuds into the museum?