Museum Of Modern Art ( Moma ) : Soundings Exhibition

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3. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): Soundings Exhibition

Soundings is an interactive website from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) where users contribute to the exhibition by uploading their own content. It features an interactive map (fig. 10) for users to upload their own soundbites to specific locations around the world. This interactivity adds a collaborative element to the Soundings exhibition, allowing the user to make the exhibition more personal and to participate in the process of meaning-making. They are actively contributing to the museum space. There are two key elements to this project; the use of sound and the use of interactive maps. In a similar manner, Visualising NYC (fig. 11) by the Bard Graduate Centre uses interactive maps and spatial tagging to exhibit objects and geographical histories. Interactive mapping could be applied by the National Trust by creating an interactive map to which users can contribute photographs, sounds, or text. For example, they could upload ‘memories’ of their visits to National Trust spaces in the form of text, photographs and soundbites. This will allow users to contribute to National Trust sites, making them personal and collaborative spaces. Alternatively, the National Trust could create a map of England and tag objects or exhibits of interest to the map which the user can search - for example, if they are interested in art from the 17th century, they could find properties in which 17th century art is tagged on the map. The

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