May 8, 2006
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.)