Digital Learning Week
Follow Me: Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples (an AMNH Youth Audio Guide Program)
January 22, 2013
In Follow Me: Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples (an AMNH Youth Audio Guide Program), youth participants will prototype the development of a hall-based audio guide as science journalists. Working with a wide-range of museum staff experienced in both audio production and museum content, youth will learn about the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples, use anthropological tools to conduct interviews with museum staff highlighting their unique perspectives on the exhibits, and use the social media app Audioboo to process and share their guides. This hall is important historically because of Margaret Mead and has become a recent draw for young visitors due to the popularity of the film character Dum Dum. By the end of the day, youth will have produced dozens of brief sound clips that will be aggregated into a prototype of an audio tour, modelling how youth and digital media can bring relevance to a permanent AMNH exhibit.