GIFT is a research project funded by Horizon 2020, exploring hybrid forms of virtual museum experiences. The project brings together artists, designers, museum professionals and computer scientists to help museums create personal encounters with cultural heritage, both in physical and digital realms.
How can gift giving be used to facilitate meaningful experiences in museums? How can museums help visitors appropriate and play with their (virtual and physical) spaces? The artist and creatives in Blast Theory and NextGame are exploring these ideas together with The National Videogame Arcade (UK), Brighton Museum (UK) and Museum of Yugoslavia (Serbia).
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Help yourself to our stuff! The GIFT framework will be published under an open source license which allows anyone to freely use and share the tools and materials in the framework, including in derivative work (remix) and commercial applications. Project outcomes will be made available on this website as soon as they are ready to be shared. An open source version of the gifting prototype developed by Blast Theory will also be made available.
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