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SN Presents at Museums and the Web 2010

April 16th, 2010      

If you’ve ever delved a little deeper into SpicyNodes, you probably know that SpicyNodes is a project of IDEA, a nonprofit that works to enhance scientific, artistic, and cultural literacy by improving how people find and interact with online information. You might not know, though, that in 1999 IDEA launched one of the first online museums. You can visit WebExhibits to learn about topics ranging from Color Vision and Art to Daylight Saving Time to Poetry through the Ages.

This is all by way of saying that we have a soft spot in our hearts for museums, which is why we were thrilled to be invited to present at Museums and the Web 2010. Collections are a natural for SpicyNodes, which can help visitors explore museum collections virtually, or via touchscreens and kiosks in physical museums.

At Museums and the Web 2010, which was held in Denver in April, Michael Douma demonstrated SpicyNodes, and discussed the ways in which SpicyNodes could be deployed in online exhibits. He noted that SpicyNodes helps meet the needs of multiple learning styles and provides an intuitive way to visualize information, invite exploration, and trigger creative thought. (You can read the accompanying paper here.) Michael received excellent feedback from attendees, and gathered comments that have helped the SpicyNodes team do an even better job of meeting the needs of museums.

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