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Speaker: Jake Barton

Jake Barton is a Brooklyn born and raised designer. He is the founder of the Local Projects that focuses on expression of emotions in technology in all ranges of projects such as museums, education, architecture, and memorials, etc.

In the Eyeo Festival 2012 video, he mentioned the Cleveland Museum of Art project which is very intriguing. Breaking the traditional way of how visitors engage in an art museum, Jake successfully turned presentations into experiences. People make active interactions with the exhibit instead of being passively receiving the information.

The team made very different interfaces using technology like face recognition to experiment with a whole different way of learning. At the end of the day, a museum is all about story telling. Instead of reading a tedious paragraph of words, museum visitors enjoy and learn more with interactive processes.

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