Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cellphone Tour

Here’s a fun way that you can experience the Dinotopia exhibition that’s now in West Palm Beach, Florida.


In the back of one of the exhibition rooms is a painting called “Skybax Rider.”

If you have a telephone handy, dial the following number, and you can hear me in your ear talking about it. Dial 561-515-4185. Then hit extension #4.
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Tour hosted by OnCell systems
"Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney" at the Norton Museum of Art

11 comments:

Cam said...

Wow, imagine the dedication. Gurney sitting by his phone all day, waiting on patrons to call about his paintings....

;]

goat89 said...

^HAHA Indeed! Imagine all the kids thinking about the guy who drew all this... such an experience ><

By Scott Flanders said...

that was fun :)

Steve said...

Hey, that was a treat. Thanks!

lauragarabedian said...

Very cool, thanks!

Claire said...

Hehe!
Thanks a bunch! What a kick.... :)

donna said...

will be in the area next week -- might try that if I get there!

Steve PP said...

Love the values in this one!

Steve said...

One other thought on this. I have mixed feelings about the audio tours available at major exhibits. On the one hand, I usually learn something I wouldn't have known. On the other, there's something dissonant and overly programmed about a gallery full of people with earbuds being told what to look at and what it means. The pleasant difference in what you directed us to, Jim, is that we hear the artist telling us about the painting.

My Pen Name said...

in the not to distant future, augmented reality should replace this sort of interaction - you point your cell phone's camera @ the painting and gps 'knows' what painting it is and offers commentary,e tc.

James Gurney said...

My Pen Name, wow, that's a head-exploding idea, especially when you add in the databases like facial recognition and car license plate ID recognition.

Steve, I'm with you. I almost never try the audio tours (though I hear some of them are really insightful...and I'm grateful to them for entertaining my kids when they were little in art museums). Usually I like reading up beforehand and then sounding out my reactions with my museum companions.

But this was fun to try from the other end, and I'm glad you all enjoyed it.