"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle." -George Orwell

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Museums of the future: counterpoint

And yet, even as I post the "update" vision below, it strikes me that static text is somewhat staid, grand and soothing. There certainly is a place for the fixed word in our ever-changing dialogue, but it impresses upon me the greater weight that those fixed words must now hold if they want to anchor our histories of great people, places and things with real conviction.

I think I was hoping for better quality and depth of writing on the placards at the de Young. Guess I could've just stated that upfront, but leave it to me to see an opportunity to use a different media model.

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