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AUG 31, 2011

Text to Tech - LA Museum Wins Award (CAJM Newsletter)

The Media & Technology Committee of the American Association of Museums awarded this year's Gold Muse award in the audio tour category to the Spatial Audio Guide employed at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.  The system replaces all text labels in the museum with interpretive audio information, including narrative descriptions of artifacts and soundtracks for all videos playing throughout the museum.  Created by Potion Design and Variate Labs, the guides can track user behavior, provide metrics, and make quick changes based on user-data. In the words of one AAM judge, "this device encourages and enables visitors to have a private and contemplative experience worthy of the subject matter."  Kudos to the museum for this award and for its use of the pace-setting technology.

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