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Mediation as connection and objection Multiple, mediated modes of engagement with a museum exhibition. Presentation for DASTS 2011, Center for STS-studier, Århus Universitet , 09-10-06.2011 Conference theme : Inventing connections Session: Design Connections and Objections

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Presentation for dasts 2011 center for sts studier rhus universitet 09 10 06 2011

Mediation as connection and objectionMultiple, mediated modes of engagement with a museum exhibition

Presentation for DASTS 2011, Center for STS-studier, ÅrhusUniversitet, 09-10-06.2011

Conferencetheme: Inventingconnections

Session: Design Connections and Objections

Connie Svabo, PhD, Assistant Professor

Space, Place, Mobility and Urban Studies (MOSPUS) Research Unit

& Centre for Experience Research (COF)

Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC)

Roskilde University (RUC)


Mediation

Mediation

  • To associate; to communicatebetweentwo parties

  • Inspired by Serres and Latour: simultaneousestablishing of a connection and the distortionwhichtakesplace in the connection

  • Materials, technologies, objectsmediatespatialexperiences and modes of engagement


Naturama

Naturama

  • Museum of naturalhistory

  • 65.000 annual visits

  • 50% of visitorsare under 18

  • Association of visitors and exhibition


Method ethnographic fieldwork

Method: ethnographicfieldwork

  • 14 months, severallaterre-visits

  • Observation

    • 39 days, 21 days in exhibition, the rest in offices

    • written notes, audiorecordings, video recordings, use of spy-wearcameraglasses

  • Interviews

    • 26 on-sitevisitor interviews + staff interviews

  • Focusincreasinglyonchildren and youngsters


Fellow visitors

Fellow visitors

Exhibition

visitor

exercisepamphlet

visitor

phonecamera

visitor

animalcostume


Mediation as connection and objection

Mediationas connection and objection

- Portable technologieshelpvisitorsassociate to the exhibition, but/and they do this in enactments of specific versions of the exhibition and the visitor

  • Understanding relations betweenusers and builtspaceneeds to takeintoaccount hybrid users and the complexities of ’uselogic’ where action is heterogeneouslynegotiatedbetweenstaff, users, exhibition and othermediators


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