Mobile Philadelphia for MW2011
If you are traveling to Philadelphia for the MW2011 conference here are a few items you may consider adding to your mobile and portable devices for the trip.
Museums and the Web 2011: “NOUS celebrates the 15th annual Museums and the Web conference on April 6-9, 2011 with its MW11 application. This application keeps you on track with the happenings at the conference.” Available on the Apple App store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Available on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.
The Mural Mile: Philadelphia has more than 3000 murals and many of them are located in the downtown area around the Loews hotel. The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has created podcasts for 17 of these which can be downloaded here.
Rodin Museum: Philadelphia is home to the largest public collection of Rodin outside of Paris and the Rodin Museum is located within easy walking distance of the Loews hotel. 37 podcasts related to the museums collection can be found here.
Museums Without Walls Audio: Nearly 100 “voices” at 35 stops explore 51 sculptures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive.
PhillyHistory.org: The Philadelphia City Archive is one of the country’s largest municipal archives, with about 2 million photographs, dating from the late 1800’s. Discover gorgeous images of Philadelphia, its industry, architecture, culture. Deborah Boyer and Josh Marcus, from Azavea, have a MW2011 paper related to this project, “Implementing Mobile Augmented Reality Applications for Cultural Institutions” Here is the link for the web app.
Philly folks who have additional suggestions by all means please feel free to add these in the comments.
Best wishes for safe travels and I look forward to meeting everyone at the conference!