Today we attended a talk with a representative from a museum that utilised media to a large extent to interact with it’s audience, named Seb Chan.  We spoke about the positives and negatives of this and the types of interactivity that is used in museums.  I analysed this and decided there is definitely good reasons to involve this new technology to better build interaction with audiences as I think it involves people in the artworks more and makes them more interested in the piece displayed infront of them.  It can be highly beneficial for them to retrace their steps at a later date and look online at everything they viewed in the museum, therefore enabling audiences to further view the artworks.  The advances in technology will further this theory and museums will be almost all interactive.  Although I do see a negative in this as I think it can detract from the artwork and what they were originally created for.  It may distract viewers so that they are not able to determine their own meaning from the artworks, which to me is the most important essence of art.

We then visited the famous MET Museum, we were shocked at the size of the museum and how much was in the museum to view! I found the building absolutely fascinating, with intricate designs within the architecture and the use of light was amazing.  I found fascinating the use of detail in all of the ancient armour and swords that were displayed.  It was of great interest to me how much attention to detail was made during these eras with the minimal materials that they had available.    

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We ventured to an eatery called Serendipity 3 which is a famous restaurant that is shown in several movies and tv shows.  Famous artists have also utilised the restaurant as a hang out, such as Andy Warhol.  This was of great interest to me and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the place with its renowned stardom.  I ordered a foot long hotdog to be truely American and then thought a frozen peanut butter hot chocolate would be a good idea… it was huge! But delicious none the less.

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