Northside festival Can we create an open source platform for digital storytelling in museums?

Lava Lab and Amsterdam Museum are selected by the Northside festival in Brooklyn, NYC for a keynote at the innovation conference. This presentation is part of the trade mission of the city of Amsterdam to New York City.

#goldenAge: interactive and non-linear storytelling in the 17th Century
Lava Lab and Amsterdam Museum are building a new interactive storytelling application using iBeacons for the exhibition ‘Portrait gallery of the Golden Age’. In this keynote Paul Spies, director of the Amsterdam Museum, will give you an introduction to the exhibition ‘Portrait gallery of the Golden Age’ and Klasien van de Zandschulp, Interaction designer at Lava Lab, will show you the creative process behind this open source tool for museums that offers an alternative to traditional top-down information by offering non-linear ways of storytelling.

There are infinite possibilities by the advancement of modern technology to develop personal ways of storytelling in which art history can be brought to modern times in the language and media we are used to interact with. Therefore Lava Lab and Amsterdam Museum want to inspire museums to open up and break away from the traditional way to deliver information and offer engaging ways to experience art. We aim to build the future of storytelling by re-purposing the IoT for the public sphere. This talk will illustrate how the use of technology in innovative ways can help to push the boundaries of how museums deliver the content behind an exhibition.