20 October, 2011

Be part of our Life Online gallery

Blogger: Tom Woolley, Curator of New Media

Yet another UPDATE...UPDATE...UPDATE...

We've managed to extend the deadline for this project to 25th November 2011 to give more Tweeps the opportunity to get their face in the gallery. Now there are no excuses, so please send this out to all your friends and help us get thousands of @MuseumMosaic followers to create the biggest ever Twitter mosaic.


The wall will be 5 metres long and 2 metres high and feature every profile picture of everyone who follows the @MuseumMosaic Twitter account before 11th November 2011.

As you can see from this test, the mosaic starts to repeat. We can randomise the pattern to make it look less repetitive but the more followers we have the better it will look. So please tell all your followers to join in!

Twitter Wall Visualisation

The wall won’t be completely dedicated to the Twitter mosaic though – other content elements such as an interactive terminal, video screen, text panels and images will also be included on the wall and the Twitter mosaic will act as a background wallpaper.

This part of the gallery is dedicated to the internet today and will explore how the modern web is created from the contributions of millions of people. We hope the mosaic reflects the colour and vibrancy of the evolving social web.

Set to launch in March 2012, Life Online is our brand new gallery that explores the history and social impact of the internet. Spread across two floors, Life Online will trace the history of the internet, uncover how it has changed people's lives and track the latest trends.

Our Twitter Followers

For one wall of the gallery we'd like to create a giant mosaic of Twitter profile pictures like this one.

If you'd like your profile picture to appear in our new permanent gallery then please follow @MuseumMosaic before 11th November 2011.


Nilofar Ansher said...

This is such a cool initiative. Twitter is like the milestone that helps us understand how web consumers have now turned not just producers (or prosumers as the term goes), but also legitimate brands by themselves. They influence, wield authority, have an 'attention' currency attributed to them, and are stakeholders in trendsetting. It would add to the interactive quotient if the Twitter panel has a touch-screen element that displays the bio/profile information of the person apart from live tweets.

Secondly, how do you plan to make this exhibit more accessible for persons with disabilities. This would be an excellent opportunity to understand how they represent themselves virtually....and how they engage with such exhibits physically. Would love to know your thoughts on this!

Nilofar Ansher

Tom Woolley said...

Hi Nilofar, thanks for your nice comments and glad you like the idea. That's a good point about accessibility - we are currently working with an accessibility consultant on the new Life Online gallery to make sure the needs of our audience are included.

TQ.Meer said...

Courtesy of inAcity.....

The concept is innovative & helps us understand evolving social web & impact made on businesses & individuals.
We believe in community cohesion & breaking down barriers and the Life online Gallery provides us to engage, educate & entertain.
The mosaic does reflect vibrancy of the Web, however will the visitor be able to access information on certain companies that are involved.

Guzzi sager said...

I am completely impressed! Keep stuff like this coming.

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