I recently started reading a book that was edited by handheld guide expert Loïc Tallon and fellow Londoner Kevin Walker. The book is a collection of essays by prominent technologists in the museum space writing about mobile guides in museums. The range of information is extensive ranging from best practices to research in the field. The book is highly recommended to those with an interest in this area of digital museum interpretation.
Back in high school I would religiously play albums I liked over and over and over. As I’ve grow older these albums are becoming few and far between. Once in a blue moon I come across one that I can’t stop listening to. Some groups of the last several years are The Clientele, Starsailor, and The Shout Out Louds. Recently I discovered a group called The Last Shadow Puppets, and for me their music has proved to be some of the most exciting and creative that I have come across in recent years. Like a lot of the music that I’ve been enjoying recently their music has a retro 60s feel to it. However, this group has a dynamic quality that I haven’t come across in years. A sense of urgency that makes you think that their music flows out of them like water, more like rapids in this case. The orchestral aspect of their music is definitely the strongest selling point for me. Strings, horns – you name it it’s there. Very good stuff that you should check out today.