Three jewels from 2014 Ecsite Annual Conference reports

Feedback form filled in? Give Museon and The Hague a last thought with our selection of three very different reports from this year’s conference: something for your eyes, something for your ears and something for your heart. For your eyes. TEQ4 CEO Martin Howe wrote a conference best of in 20 points, discussing low and high tech interactivity, robots, cinemas in museums, games – oh, and robots. His challenge to the science centre community? Get serious about data visualization – according to him there was disappointingly little about it at the conference.   For your ears. Luis Azevedo Rodrigues went around the conference armed with a microphone and interviewed attendees like Maya Halevy, Nathalie Caplet, Leonel Alegre, Ryan Jenkins and Aliki Giannakopolou. Listen to his two-part audio piece – available in English and Portuguese.   For your heart. David Broström from Teknikens Hus encapsulated the ‘People, Planet, Peace’ spirit of this year’s edition in a vibrant description of the Ecsite conference as the perfect antidote to racism: “I have talked about dogs with Canadians, buying houses with Norwegians, beers with Brits, dishes with Thais and Italians, camera with Americans, brands with Australians, parenting with Chinese and Estonians. I have spoken about human rights with Israelis and Saudis, cultural differences with Japanese, and sustainable development with Indians, Africans and Finns. (…) We are all humans, individuals with the same desire for a world with room for everyone.”   For your diary. Next Ecsite Annual Conference: Trento, Italy, 11-13 June 2015. Call for session proposals opens beginning of August.   You can still browse through the complete set of conference pictures, reminisce with storify and download the presentations you are interested in.

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