JHU Seminar: 3/30/2017 The Spy Museum and Final Project Work

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Who needs sleep?
(well you’re never gonna get it)
Who needs sleep?
(tell me what’s that for)
Who needs sleep?
(be happy with what you’re getting
There’s a guy who’s been awake
Since the Second World War)
-Bare Naked Ladies, Who Needs Sleep?

…I do…I need sleep…

Sleep…what an Enigma! …I am so sorry…

The Spy Museum is an amazing museum. Unlike the Holocaust museum, which is an important, but fundamentally depressing experience, the Spy Museum has danger,and deals with stories thats can be considered morally questionable. (Theft, spying and murder.) 


There is an undertone of dangerous excitement.
It was wonderful to finally meet Anna Slafer, whose class I took last semester. 


It was a bit fun that she discussed the idea of “Delight and Insight” which was a major part of last semester’s class, and clearly is an idea she has thought about a lot. 


How do we Make something both informative and fun?


This at its core may be the main questions we have been dealing with all along.


By using digital technology, interactive, and manipulatives we hope to deliver Insight through Delight. 


I think the entire program is based around the belief that in order for museums to effectively deliver this “delight” in the future, we need to keep new technology, and new ways to use technology in mind.


I absolutely agree, with the added caveat that often “Delight” can be achieved using analog methods just as effectively (The balance board of balanced freedoms was a great example of this.

It took longer than expected for our final 

presentation to come together, but once it did, WOW!


I am so proud of our group and I believe this is best group project I have ever had the pleasure to be a part of.


I am also so immensely proud of our project. But I will save that discussion for tomorrow. 🙂

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