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University of Michigan Museum of Art
The University of Michigan Museum of Art and the university’s Robotics Institute are developing a robot that can organically converse as a docent with visitors, responding to questions and facilitating a deeper conversation about the artwork on view.
John Turner, UMMA’s senior manager of museum technology, stated “I think what we’re really trying to do is figure out how humanities-based collecting organizations like museums can become central research hubs for engineering projects more relevant to society at large.” [University of Michigan]
In partnership with the Ann Arbor chapter of The Climate Mobilization, the University of Michigan Museum of Art hosted a die-in, where participants were invited to lay motionless for 11 minutes, symbolic of the numbers of years left experts say that we have left to deter climate change’s wrath on our planet. [All About Ann Arbor]