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Wednesday, November 4
 

9:00am

Tour: A Day in St. Paul
Limited Capacity seats available

There’s a lot happening in Minneapolis, but some of the really cool museums are across the river in St. Paul. This tour will start with a scenic bus ride across the Mississippi River and along Summit Avenue, St. Paul’s boulevard of historic mansions, ending at the Minnesota History Center [http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/]. Here, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the museum’s hands-on and immersive multimedia installations and interactive video conferencing studio, as well as have the opportunity to try your hand at Play the Past [http://www.mnhs.org/playthepast], the History Center’s mobile gaming experience for 4th-6th graders. After lunch at the History Center’s Cafe Minnesota you’ll head down the hill to the Science Museum of Minnesota  [http://www.smm.org/] to experience unique media installations like the Giant Astronaut featuring a video booth where visitors can record themselves and then see their face projected on the helmet of this three story sculpture, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibit production shop where the museum builds custom media and electronic installations for clients around the country.



Wednesday November 4, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Tour: The Bakken Museum
Limited Capacity seats available

Bakken [http://www.thebakken.org/] staff will lead you on a tour of a one-of-a-kind museum, named after Earl Bakken, co-founder of Medtronic and inventor of the first wearable pacemaker. The Bakken’s exhibits, library, collection and programs focus on the history of electricity and magnetism and their roles in the life sciences and medicine. Enjoy the beautiful and distinctive building and grounds located on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis and learn about new interactive exhibits in development.

Wednesday November 4, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Bakken Museum 3537 Zenith Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623

1:00pm

Tour: Walker Art Center
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore a rich world of media presentation, innovation and production at the Walker Art Center. Tour the new Mediatheque [http://www.walkerart.org/moving-image/mediatheque] space, which allows users to access, explore and queue, for playback, films from the Ruben/Benston Moving Image Collection utilizing an innovative app and cutting-edge hardware. Hear from the architect of the interface and Moving Image Collection staff about challenges and solutions in launching this very popular tool that allows users to browse available titles by director, title, genre, period and keywords. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at the Walker’s cinema, which boasts the latest 4K and Dolby 3D projection equipment while maintaining 35mm capabilities and is considered one of the finest independent cinemas in the country. Staff will discuss the Walker’s high-capacity, restrictive-budget production capability for promotional videos, archival and event capture and an expanded usage of event live-streaming utilizing multi-camera setups.



Wednesday November 4, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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