It’s not how fancy the gadget is - It’s what you do with it.

This was my main point of my talk with librarians at Cilip, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in London, UK. As I presented my work with Augmented Reality (AR) and QR Codes as curatorial tools, I discussed how I appreciate these tools not for their fanciness, but for the stories they allow me to tell.

We played with Augmented Reality and saw children using it to tell their stories.

We discussed how digital media can facilitate social engagement and active interaction with peers and artwork as we talked about young children using their video artist statements to engage visitors in exhibition guided tours.

We chatted about the importance of knowing that our stories matter, and how digital media can help us telling them.

In the end, my title was everything I needed:

#StoryNotGadget - It's about the story - not the gadget.

Marta CabralComment