A Mashup is a group experiment with the goal of creating an "experience" inspired by an object. These "experiences" allow us to discover new ways to engage with art. This activity encourages participants to take risks, collaborate, and make personal connections with each other and objects. In the past, Mashup participants have used movement, sound, storytelling, role playing, and mobile devices to respond to works of art.The event will be live tweeted #MuseumMashup.
Museums all over the world will be holding Mashups on February 9, encouraging each other to collaborate with colleagues and host Mashups of their own!
WHAT IS A MUSEUM MASHUP?
We're going to think outside of our comfort zones and create experiences on the spot with objects. Experimenters will get 35-45 minutes to create a 5-7 minute experience with their randomly selected object, and we'll meet back up to present our experiences to the group. You'll be working together with two other people in a randomly assigned group.
WHY SHOULD I PARTCIPATE?
Let’s share ideas, work together, and get out of our comfort zone. This experience is experimental – that is, no VTS, inquiry, traditional teaching styles, and ideally something that could fail.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Anyone! Museum folks, educators, culture lovers, teachers, students, and community members - anyone that wants to explore and experiment with cultural spaces. Teaching experience NOT required.