A Hyperlapse Tour of Chicago’s Museums

One of the great things about going to a conference like Museums and the Web, as I did in Chicago this week, are all the opportunities I get to LEAVE the conference to visit other museums – sometimes with the rest of the attendees, like for evening parties, and other times grabbing one or two others and taking a sprint between sessions.

Back home I’ve recently been experimenting with possible museum-uses for Hyperlapse videos (more here). While I’ve been running around the city these past few days I tried to further explore what it could do. Below are some examples.


Chicago’s Cloud Gate

Often referred to as the Bean, this gorgeous sculpture in Millennium Park, which I visited right after the first night part at the Art Institute of Chicago, looked even more magnificent at night.

Art Institute of Chicago

Before the cocktails they let attendees into their modern art section, which I filmed until the guard asked me to stop (twice, actually…)


The Museum of Science and Industry

The Friday’s night party at the Museum of Science and Industry was a great opportunity to visit this fantastic institution… but I don’t think I was alone spending the entire evening in their exhibit Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze! It was memorizing! (Thanks to Carolina Kaufman, Education Technology Manager at the Art Institute of Chicago and Annie Leist from Art Beyond Sight for taking the risk to model for these videos!)


Chicago’s YOUmedia Center

I know – not exactly a museum. But just a few blocks from the conference center I couldn’t help but visit the main branch of the Chicago Public Library to see YOUmedia for myself, this epicenter of digitally-enabled youth spaces that has spread around the country. This was part of my tour of youth spaces in Chicago designed for digital learning (more on that here), which included the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium.


Interactives at the Field Museum

Sorry – no Hyperlapse here. But here’s a video from my visit to the Field touring their latest digital interactives (more on that here).

And my Hyperlapse from the Karaoke party in Chinatown? Sorry, I must have left my iPhone somewhere…

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The Associate Director For Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives at the American Museum of Natural History.
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