Explorations in Large Scale Multimedia Installations


Nightingale Brown House, 357 Benefit Street, Providence RI

Multimedia design for cultural engagement benefits from holistic, integrated planning. In this workshop, we'll approach the combination of physical exhibits, web, and mobile design as an ecosystem through which to explicate core content concepts. We will investigate the strength and weaknesses of each form as a dialect of a central design language, discuss case studies of multimedia approaches, and workshop a design problem--thinking through both conceptual approaches and pragmatic considerations to articulate a framework for creating a master plan.

About the facilitator: Sherri Wasserman serves as Creative Producer and leads the design team for a multimedia, multi-platform (web, mobile, public art, and exhibit) cultural heritage project in the Middle East. For six years, she led strategy and digital integration for Thinc Design, an award-winning exhibition design studio. Her projects with Thinc ranged from media prototypes to large-scale institutions, and included the National September 11 Memorial Museum, Infinite Variety for the American Folk Art Museum, Rivers of Ice for the MIT Museum, and Gapminder Game with the Gapminder Foundation. Prior to joining Thinc, Wasserman worked for photographer Bruce Weber as a curator, publisher, archivist, and registrar for dozens of exhibitions and publications. Her experience also includes stints in archives, urban planning, film production, freelance design, and museum education. She holds Bachelors of Arts in both history and art history/studio arts from Oberlin College and a Masters degree in new media design from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University.