Grindstone Island

Past Programs: Summer 2002

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In the summer of 2002 internationally renowned instructors presented an extended workshop with hands-on learning opportunities in a Grindstone Island Seminar. The multi-day format and availability of a networked multimedia computer laboratory means all participants can both learn and apply what they have learned. (Note: some courses were offered in French or bilingually, in English and French).

June 8-14, 2002
  Making Playful Interfaces for Serious Content

Slavko Milekic, M.D., PhD, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science & Digital Design, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia

June 15-21, 2002

  Connecting with the K-12 Teaching and Learning Community
  Scott Sayre, Director of Media and Technology, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Kris Wetterlund, Museum Educational Consultant
July 5-7, 2002

Musée, Médias, Médiation (en Français)
Museum: Multi-Mediation (given in French)

  Dominique Negel, DN Consuel, Paris, France

July 8-12, 2002

  Web Site Information Architecture: Planning and Designing Information Collections for the Web
  Paul Kahn, teacher, writer, and information architecture consultant

July 13-19, 2002


Heritage in 3-D: Using QTVR™, Cubic VR and Adobe Atmospheres for Interactive Presentation of Cultural Heritage


Jim Devine, Head of Education and Digital Media Resources, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland

July 20-26, 2002


Multimedia Authoring: First steps in interactive design, multimedia integration, project management and electronic publishing (bilingual English/French; bilangue anglais/français)


Xavier Perrot, Instructor at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre, and Sophie Krikorian, scénariste au service des expositions du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

July 27-August 2, 2002

  Evaluating Quality and Usability of Museum Web Sites

Paolo Paolini, Franca Garzotto & Nicoletta Di Blas, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Salons 2002
Participants apply to join a small group for discussion and debate around shared concerns at a Grindstone Salon. Agendas and outcomes are decided by the attendees - who will meet electronically prior to assembling on Grindstone Island - and may include publications, exhibits, joint projects, or in-depth critical discourse. A facilitator with valuable experience will help a carefully selected group achieve its objectives.

If you are interested in attending a salon, please return the application form available on-line and email a separate 'statement of interest' to Convenors will review statements and select participants.

August 3-9, 2002

  Webmasters Salon
  Convenor, Willy Lee, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA

August 10-16, 2002


Digital Art Curators Salon

August 17-23, 2002


Curators Salon: Multimedia in Exhibits and On-line

August 24-26, 2002

  Museum Directors Salon ì úLooking Back; Leaping Forwardî
  Convenor, Larry Friedlander, Stanford Learning Lab, San Francisco, USA


The island has a connection to the Internet, a 12 workstation lab, and a wireless network for access throughout the island. The varied geography and buildings on the island offer many meeting spaces, formal and informal.

Class Size

Registration is limited to 12 participants.

Registration Fees

Please see the Registration Form for full details.

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