I recognize that sometimes we play with the idea of creating a robot that is waiting for us at the entrance of the museum that we are about to visit. That if a robot should be friendly, not only in appearance but also in manners. Must be an android robot, nothing to do with the MIT type robot, which is a little frightening, it was as if it came from a manufacturer type stamped Geppetto Inc. or ACME , why we want a robot? What does it do? Well, from our modest opinion, to replace the damn headphones that are connected to our heads from something that looks as a calculator and cost 5 dollars middle average to rent it. We want, we demand a substitute for that horrible thing uncomfortable, expensive and anachronistic, allowing us to have the experience of visiting museums much more pleasant and enjoyable. Occasionally the robot could have any good jokes . You will be able to program and activate it in ” Charles Chaplin ” mode .
Robot type MIT ( Massachusetts Institute of Technology – http://www.mit.edu/ – )
The reality is that we are very far away from being able to get close to a robot, though . Now, in the museography field, we are in phase of working with smart phones, the usual smartphones, the little machine replacing the fuzzy headphones. I think that the problem for it to go so slow in its use, when almost everyone already has a smartphone, is that museums want to continue charging for the use of headphones, at least in Europe. We get off our smartphone application from a museum website and we use, is something that the museum seems to arise from the difficulty that charging for the app downloaded. We believe that the relationship between smartphones, which are becoming an extension of ourselves, that seem increasingly more androids and fewer people will have a broad future applications in the development of modern museology .
The same happens with smartphones related to augmented reality (AR). It would be great development, for example, the view of historical characters without using holography, just using only our smartphone. For example, if we have a specific application of our smartphone enabled an example is call ” historical recreation ” – need to find a shorter name – , and we point the phone’s camera to a specific historical place, if we look at the phone screen, we can travel back in time, seeing what it was there five centuries back in time and look at its people. Is it possible? Yes, you can do without problems. Just look at the examples of Blippart as we show here below. The only difficulty is the usual, the lack of budget. It certainly is not cheap but it is a great way to teach history, it can be refundable, being a fun way for kids especially for them it is so easy considering that the first word they learn to say is “Ipad “.
We are in a curious moment in relation to technology involved in the curating. There are many ideas, new technology applications we greatly facilitate the user ‘s work and life. We have professionals with an incredible ability to provide solutions, but the ideas come at the worst possible moment unfortunately for this sector and for national science (Spanish) and technology development in general. As stated in Asturian : ” A ver si escampa ” ( To see if the sky opens the clouds to see the bright sun).