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Location Based Technologies at Nationa Air and Space Museum

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Victoria Portway and Laurie Stepp present their research on location based technologies at the Smithsonian National Ari and Space Museum

Welcome Wednesday 21 Aug 2013: Accessibility & Technology

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Welcome Wednesday 21 Aug 2013: Accessibility & Technology

Welcome Wednesday 7 Aug 2013: Mobilizing the permanent collection

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Welcome Wednesday 7 Aug 2013: Mobilizing the permanent collection

Welcome Wednesday July 24

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Welcome Wednesday July 24, 2013: The Harry Potter Alliance & Places of Invention ** Apologies for the reverb at the beginning of the recording; it goes away by 3:15** Blog post at: http://smithsonian20.si.edu/2013/07/23/welcome-wednesday-july-24-the-harry-potter-alliance-places-of-invention/ In this week's Welcome Wednesday we hear from EdLab which has been working with the Harry Potter Alliance and working with teens in a mentoring capacity for afterschool programming. They share insights on how young people interact with SI Education programs using digital and mobile platforms. We also hear from the Lemelson Center's Anna Karvellas, who talks about the Places of Invention exhibition, opening at NMAH in 2015, featuring an interactive map as the centerpiece of the exhibition, website, and mobile app. The map will be populated with video stories of invention around the world--including curated stories from select Smithsonian Affiliates—and encourage visitors to add their own text, images, videos, and tags from their home, from the exhibition kiosk, from their phone, etc. She talks about challenges faced by the team and asks how other museums and parts of the Smithsonian are handling these issues. At the end of our session, we invite other students working on mobile to bring their questions to our group. This week, Kim Fisher asks for tips on creating great museum tours for iPads. Post your answers and tips on the SI Mobile wiki: http://smithsonian-webstrategy.wikispaces.com/mobile+content

09-25-13 PEEPS Accessibility Session

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09-25-13 PEEPS Accessibility Session

SI Mobile + SI Gaming Welcome Wednesday Mobile Games in Museums

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Kellian Adams from GreenDoor Labs (http://www.greendoorlabs.com/) talks about visitors reactions to mobile games in museums

National Portrait Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Compe

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Rich Cooper Mobile Marketing and Device Distribution at NURF 12 June 2013

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Rich Cooper answers our questions on mobile device distribution at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and more. See also Rich's essay on mobile marketing in the AAM Mobile Apps for Museums book: http://mobileappsformuseums.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/marketing-the-freedom-tour-a-mobile-app-case-study/

Mobile distribution at the Whitney 24 April 2013

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Dina Helal, Manager of Interpretation and Interactive Media at Whitney Museum of American Art, describes the Whitney's 20 year history of mobile device distribution and answers questions from Smithsonian Mobile participants via webinar on 24 April 2013.

Welcome Wednesday 07-10-13

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Informal meeting testing Google Hangouts. Sharing mobile projects, Ideas, and opinions (Video Map Below). Updates ------------ 0:00:37-0:01:00 (Peacock Room App) 0:01:00-0:01:35; 0:39:00-0:42:53 (Asteroid App) 0:01:35 (Festival Apps) Google Hangouts Trial -------------------------------- 0:02:38-0:08:38 (Testing) 0:16:25-0:18:25 (Testing) 0:23:53-0:24:33 (Sound problem solution) 0:29:20-0:29:23 (Desktop/Laptop v. iPhone) 0:51:36-1:03:12 (Testing) Harry Potter Alliance ------------------------------ 0:09:40-0:14:05 (Overveiw) Mobile/Marketing Ideas --------------------------------- 0:18:29-0:23:35 (Creating experiences for visitors) 0:42:53-0:46:44 (Breaking barriers -- "Free is Free") 0:46:44-0:50:30 (Signage and Web visibility) Mobile App Ambassadors ------------------------------------- 0:26:17-0:28:28 (What are App Ambassadors?) 0:29:36-0:36:15 (Ideas) 0:36:33-0:38:35 (Ideas)

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National Museum of Natural History

Bilingual Hangout: Mammal Scientists from the Smithsonian and Beyond

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Bilingual Hangout: Mammal Scientists from the Smithsonian and Beyond Join Kristofer Helgen (Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History), Roland Kays (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences) and Miguel Pinto (American Museum of Natural History) in an English-then-Spanish Google Hangout On-Air about their new discovery, oinguito -- the first new carnivore discovered in the American continents in 35 years.

Test Stream #1

National Museum of African American History and Culture

What Does Biodiversity Do?

Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Coral reefs have tremendous diversity, but what does that diversity do? Is one crab different from another? One coral really that different from the next? Join Smithsonian scientist Seabird McKeon and colleagues at the Carrie Bow Cay Marine Station, Belize to find out! Send questions on twitter by tagging posts with #BiodiversityChat

QTVR of the Underside of Dog Mask

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RTI of Dog Mask

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Anacostia Youth Conference, Part 2

Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
Anacostia Youth Conference, proposal and recommendations to city officials, part 2, 1970s Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Series AM History, ACMA AV003217

Bicentennial Meeting, Part 4

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Bicentennial meeting, voting and proposal presentation, part 4 Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Series AM History, ACMA AV003091

School Board Meeting, Part 3

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[Begins at 00:38] Courtesy of the Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Anacostia Museum History Series, AV000808

OEC quadcopter

Smithsonian Exhibits
A short video produced using the OEC quadcopter.

Vesta's Surface Comes Into View

National Air and Space Museum
This movie from NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA shows a dark feature near the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta moving from left to right across the field of view as Vesta rotates. It is roughly 100 kilometers (60 miles) in diameter. The 20 frames of the movie (repeated 5 times here) were obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft for navigation purposes on June 1, 2011.

SSEP Day 1 - Canyons, UT

National Air and Space Museum
The first Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) National Conference was held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 6 and 7, 2011. This student science symposium allowed student teams from all over the country to share their designs and preliminary results for experiments conducted during STS-134, Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission. This video includes the presentation: "The Effect of Microgravity on the Diffusion of Morphogens in Xenopus Laevis" by Hillcrest High School, Canyons, UT.

Cepheus B in 60 Seconds (Standard Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
A new study from two of NASA's "Great Observatories" provides fresh insight into how some stars are born, along with a beautiful new image of a stellar nursery in our own Milky Way Galaxy.
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