Come and join us at MCN 2017

October 31, 2017

“Looking Back, Thinking Forward, Taking Action”

This year’s hotly anticipated Museum Computer Network conference is rapidly approaching. Join the Antenna speakers in Pittsburgh between 7-10 November for an exciting line-up of talks, workshops, demos and events which we’re either hosting, presenting or being panelists in. The topic for this year is “Looking Back, Thinking Forward, Taking Action”.

Here’s who, what, where, when:

Christine Murray

Senior Creative Strategist & Executive Producer

The MCN Listening Lounge

(A collaboration between Antenna and Earprint Immersive)

Wednesday 8 Nov 1:15pm-5:00pm

The Listening Lounge is a drop-in chill space with low lights, comfy chairs, a quiet vibe, multiple sets of Bluetooth headphones, and curated playlists, much like a “Silent Disco.” MCN participants can enter at any time between sessions, meetings, or just when they need to take a break, close their eyes and open their ears.

Christine Murray

Senior Creative Strategist & Executive Producer

Nuts & Bolts of Crafting a Location-Aware Journey

(Lightning Talk)

Thursday 11:30-11:45am

This Lightening Talk covers the tech, the storymaking, and the results of long-form audio experiment, “Through the Eyes of Love” – an immersive soundwalk that upends traditional audio tours by combining the latest indoor-positioning technology with a new approach to storymaking.


Christine Murray

Senior Creative Strategist & Executive Producer

Nina Callaway

Content Designer

Risky Business: Cultivating a Courageous Institutional Culture

(With reps from the Hirshhorn Museum and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art)

Friday 10 Nov 11:30am-12:30pm

At the Hirshhorn Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), Director Melissa Chiu and the Smithsonian have discovered that connecting with today’s visitors means being agile, forward-thinking, and representing ideas as well as objects. Take a look at the collaboration between HMSG Antenna and the innovative approach which helped connect visitors to sometimes challenging artworks

Alice Walker

Director of Creative Strategy – Americas & Asia Pacific

Experts-critique: how do you actually cross the physical and digital divide?

(Workshop with reps from Prime Access Consulting, Kate Haley Goldman Consulting, Potion, and Gallagher & Associates)

Wednesday 8 Nov 4:00-5:00pm

Attendees are invited to submit recent and in-progress AR/motion technology projects for a critique from panel of access, evaluation, interactive design, user experience and strategy experts.

Mary Kostell

Business Development – North America

Moving Past Empathy – Calling Museum Audiences to Action

(Mary Kostell from Antenna, with reps from National Museum of American History, US Holocaust Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem)

Thursday 9 Nov 4:15-5:15pm

This panel of experts from the National Museum of American History, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem will share some of their best practice for inspiring both conversation and action upon relevant social issues of the past, present, and future.

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