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May 8, 2006

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Wired at the Walker

Thursdays you’ll often find me at the Walker Art Center, cell phone at my ear, wandering from exhibit to exhibit and occasionally punching in digits as I stare at the works of art. It’s because the Walker offers this pretty fantastic service called “Art on Call,” which lets you listen to the curators (and often the original artists) talking about the exhibits.

Now the Walker’s hatched up a plan to lend visitors free iPod nanos, pre-loaded with the “Art on Call” tracks. A great idea. But what’s really awesome is the thought the Walker folks have put into hacking the iPods to make them dunceproof. I love this museum.

(BTW: the Walker Channel is really a tremendous resource. Free video of talks by some of my favorite artists, from Ang Lee to Todd Haynes to Paul Auster. Highly, highly recommended.)

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Posted May 8, 2006 at 5:03 | Comments (2) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Technosnark

Comments

Thanks for the plug! We in New Media are constantly trying to bring better / more interesting / cooler interpretive material to the visitor, it's very rewarding to hear someone's taking advantage of almost ALL of it!

Whoa. I watched the Rirkrit Tiravanija and Bruce Sterling; and Ang Lee and James Schamus pieces so far, and jeezly-crow, you are correct! This Walker business is the biz-niz. RSS, too!

Posted by: Carl Caputo on May 12, 2006 at 04:44 PM
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