Over the Transom – Vol. 2

A collection of follow-ups and links to stories and developments that I found interesting or important in the past week, that I think you’ll find worth reading about too. Google Maps Goes Indoors There was an interesting announcement from Google this week about the roll-out of a new variant of their Google Maps technology. It… Continue reading>

Over the Transom

A collection of follow-ups and links to stories and developments that I found interesting or important in the past week, that I think you’ll find worth reading about too. Open Source Museums Redux In my post about Open Source Museums, I missed the opportunity to discuss the Open Exhibits project. I may have more to… Continue reading>

The Open Source Museum

Picking up on the open source theme of my recent post on the upcoming release of the Raspberry Pi computer project, I'd like to expand a bit on the important role that open source hardware can, and I hope will play in museums and other cultural institutions in the future. I've been thinking about this… Continue reading>

The Best of the Week

A collection of follow-ups and links to stories and developments that I found interesting or important in the past week, that I think you'll find worth reading about too. Another Slice of Pi Consider this follow-up from the post I did last week: I find myself dreaming up more and more uses for the Raspberry… Continue reading>

Raspberry Pi

There's been a lot of interest in the Museum community about the possibilities of open-source electronics hardware in the development of interactives and demos to support education and exhibits. The platform that most people are familiar with is Arduino, it's been extremely successful and widely adopted by the maker community for an amazing range of… Continue reading>

The Public Push & Pull

It's no secret that there's been a rapid deployment of ever more screens and displays in public places recently. They're popping up everywhere, a lot for DOOH advertising and plenty for public information displays and kiosks of various types. It feels like there is a lot of band-wagon jumping going on, and that it's time… Continue reading>