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Teens Use Tech To Talk Art: Amplifying Teen Voice And Art Interpretation, Tasia Endo Dec 2016

Teens Use Tech To Talk Art: Amplifying Teen Voice And Art Interpretation, Tasia Endo

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According to a 2015 Pew study, 88 percent of teens have cell phones, and 73 percent have smartphones. Tapping into teens’ extreme familiarity with mobile, the Seattle Art Museum has found a synergy at the intersection of its dual goals of increasing technology and youth voice at the museum. Using Interpretive Technology is paramount for SAM’s vision “to be a great art museum for the 21st century.” With a new website in 2013, increased digital interactive experiences in the galleries, and expanded interpretive offerings on mobile, SAM constantly considers how technology can achieve the museum’s mission of connecting ...