CDB Barkley (aka Alan Levine) : Mar 17, 2008 10:21pm
Thanks to all who turned out today to see the demonstration of tools Bucky Barkley provided over at the Museum of Music. for those who missed, we have a plain text and a rich-text version of the chat log.
Bucky shared with us first the WebMon tool, a sophisticated and configurable device set up to launch multiple URLs for one object; see the welcome desk at the Museum of Music.
SimpleSlider/Slider can auto loop through a series textures, give out items on a per texture basis (notecard, lm, object, texture), and visit web sites per texture, so it forms a nice kiosk. See the documentation for more information.
VideoPoster/VidMon provide a per-person video, either one (poster), or from a menu (VidMon) — meaning different people can watch different videos at the same time, from the same device. There is no messing around with parcels or URLs (see documentation)
Here in the British Invasion exhibit, visitors can click the Union Jack (flag for you Yankees) with the name of a band. A menu appears on the top right, and you click the number for the video you wish to watch. So from the screen for The Who, I could watch “My Generation” and at the same time, you might watch “I can See For Miles”. The video content is a lot of fun if you like that old time music!
The video and slider screens offer a lot of functionality for standalone displays or exhibits in museums. If you are interested in your own version, buy them at Bucky’s store (VidMon is only L$300!):
Our thanks to Buck Barkley for a brilliant demo.