Zsófia Ruttkay
Musea in the Digital Age

The permanent technological developments offer challenging new ways for transforming the static and building-centered image of the museum into something different, where interactive experience is central. By extending the experience of the traditional museum visit both on spot, in time and geographically, musea may reach new public, including the youth of the Internet generation. In the talk Ruttkay gives a panoramic view of how different digital technologies – QR, AR, locative games, RFID and other sensory technology - may be used in musea, and serving what functions. Besides some international examples, she will show past and ongoing student projects carried out in a pilot course where students in interdisciplinary teams design innovative applications for musea.

Dr. Zsófia Ruttkay (http://create.mome.hu/ruttkay ) is the Head of the Creative Technology Lab at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Hungary. She joined MOME and founded this lab after an international academic carrier in computer graphics and artificial intelligence. She is devoted to bridge the gap between art and technology, particularly, in university education, believing that this is the only way to harvest the technological tsunami of our time.