rachel s ropeik

TheArtRopeik

An online hub for some of my on and offline projects

} museum education      } cultural experiments

     } digital technology          } adventures in the art world

digital initiatives

Designs/resources/projects where art and culture meet digital technology

 

Verbal Description Audio Guides (Guggenheim Museum)

} evocative verbal descriptions of select works in exhibitions

} for visitors who are blind or have low vision (or anyone interested in rich descriptions)


MuseumDraw Public Tour (Guggenheim Museum)

} a tour for the public to encourage digital drawing

} co-led with #MuseumDraw creator Paige Dansinger

} one participant described the program as "fun, inspiring, unexpected"


NYC Haunts (Brooklyn Museum)

} a game design program for teens

} create and code a location-based mobile game

} uncover and solve a mystery in museum galleries

} some of my reflections on the program are here and here

PLAY THE GAME:

 

  1. Download Taleblazer (free on your iOS or Android device).
  2. In the app, tap the Play button under the Global Kids logo.
  3. Scroll through the games until you find Helen's Treasures.
  4. Tap the Play button.
  5. The game will download to your device, and you’re free to play!

READ THE TEENS' TUMBLR:


Robber Barons, Make-Up Magnates, and One Blue Hippo: A Walking Tour of New York City’s Museum Mile

} a geo-locative walking tour audio guide of Museum Mile

} use a smartphone to discover a New York City neighborhood


Digital Badging

} badges I've earned for various projects

} experiments in micro-credentialing (to use the jargon-y term for it)

Scanner, Center for the Future of Museums

Scanner,

Center for the Future of Museums

Future Traveler, Center for the Future of Museums

Future Traveler,

Center for the Future of Museums

Hive Community Member, Hive Learning Networks

Hive Community Member,

Hive Learning Networks


MOOCs

} exploring the possibilities of massive online open courses


ArtStack

} share art you love, art you've seen, art that inspires you

} a social network for art