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The material role of digital media in connecting with, within, and beyond museums

Light, BA, Bagnall, G, Crawford, G and Gosling, VK 2016, 'The material role of digital media in connecting with, within, and beyond museums' , Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies . (In Press)

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Abstract

The connective potentials of digital media have been positioned as a key part of a contemporary museum visitor experience. Using a sociology of translation, we construct a network of visitor experiences using data from a digital media engagement project at a large and multi-sited museum in the United Kingdom. These experiences relate to (dis)connections with the museum, museum objects, and other visitors. Through this analysis we disclose the often contradictory roles of the non-human, including and going beyond the digital, as contributors to the success and failure of attempts to change museum visitor experiences through engagement activities rooted in narratives of participation and connectivity.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISSN: 1354-8565
Funders: NESTA
Depositing User: BA Light
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 08:02
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 12:31
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40325

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