Calling all webmakers: Do you like culture, remix and fun? The Portland Art Museum (PAM) is calling makers of all ages to reinterpret cultural works in a new and innovative competition, the Online Collections Remix!
“In this participatory design contest, we challenge participants to use Webmaker’s free X-Ray Goggles tool to modify and curate their own versions of the Museum homepage using our Online Collections in original and creative ways,” says PAM’s Interpretive Media Specialist Kristen Bayans.
In a great example of the unexpected global connections the web can bring, the PAM’s competition was originally inspired by the Cultural Heritage Remixjam, a teaching kit built by Luca Damiani at TATE Britain in London and Kat Braybrooke at Mozilla.
“We built the Cultural Heritage Remixjam with the TATE because we believe the Internet presents cultural heritage institutions with a unique opportunity to engage global audiences and make their collections more discoverable and connected than ever,” Kat explains. “By working together across galleries, museums, libraries and archives, and by using free and open digital tools, we can now empower global audiences not only to view but also create their own cultural experiences.”
The PAM Online Collections Remix closes on November 30th, 2014. The challenge is open to all ages, but those from age 12-18 are particularly encouraged to apply. Winners will be featured on the Museum’s website for one month and receive complimentary pairs of tickets to the Museum for a program of their choice.
Let the creative remixing begin!