Media and Storytelling

Open licenses for collection digitization

A guest contribution By Team Collection Discovery and Development in Media and Storytelling

04.01.2023

For years, the Museum für Naturkunde has advocated for the recognition and implementation of Open Science. Now, a copyright policy has been published that clarifies and provides legal certainty on licensing issues for digitized collection materials.

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Collection discovery simply explained

A guest contribution By Martin Wimmer & Max Kaplan in Media and Storytelling

30.11.2022

What do you have in your collection? Why do you want to digitize it? How exactly do you do that? What’s in it for us? Probably every museum knows these questions. With this healthy curiosity, visitors and users of exhibitions and collections make museum employees ponder. How can you answer such complex questions quickly? Quite simply: with short explanatory films.

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Tangible digitization – Part 2

By Tina Schneider in Media and Storytelling

18.08.2022

On the trail of the accessible tactile experience, the Mediasphere For Nature team continues with the development of an upscaled tactile model of a dor beetle. This article shows current project developments and provides an outlook on the final project stage. 

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Tangible digitization

By Tina Schneider in Media and Storytelling

12.05.2022

A current Mediasphere For Nature research project not only examines the topic “accessibility”, but also provides an innovative example of how to re-use our in-house collection objects. The focus is on a small inhabitant of our native wildlife: the dor beetle.

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Snail Sounds from Patterns

By Christel Clerc & Nadja Tata in Media and Storytelling

10.12.2021

In the project MuShell – Music of the Shell, students from the TU Berlin make the diversity of patterns in nature audible. Inspired by the visual association between cylinder music boxes and conical snails, they transform the patterns of snail shells from the mollusk collection into musical scores. In doing so, they open up a new sonic approach to the collection and create 3D models for creative reuse.

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Your Ocean Sound – Portrait: Artur Sommerfeld

By Christel Clerc in Media and Storytelling

22.06.2021

In spring of this year, we organized the hackathon „Your Ocean Sound“ . 130 audio files with biotic and abiotic ocean sounds inspired the participants to create almost 30 compositions. In this last post of our series, we introduce you to participant Artur Sommerfeld.

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Your Ocean Sound – Portraits: Cathal Kerins und Alexandra Tamayo

By Christel Clerc in Media and Storytelling

16.06.2021

In spring of this year, we organized the hackathon „Your Ocean Sound“ . 130 audio files with biotic and abiotic ocean sounds inspired the participants to create almost 30 compositions. In this post, we introduce you to participants Cathal Kerins and Alexandra Tamayo.

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Your Ocean Sound - Portrait: Francisca Rocha Gonçalves

By Christel Clerc in Media and Storytelling

10.06.2021

In spring of this year, we organized the hackathon „Your Ocean Sound“ . 130 audio files with biotic and abiotic ocean sounds inspired the participants to create almost 30 compositions. In this post, we introduce you to participant Francisca Rocha Gonçalves.

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Your Ocean Sound – Portrait: Hanna Brühwiler

By Christel Clerc in Media and Storytelling

01.06.2021

In spring of this year, we organized the hackathon „Your Ocean Sound“ . 130 audio files with biotic and abiotic ocean sounds inspired the participants to create almost 30 compositions. In this post we introduce you to the winner Hanna Brühwiler.

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