Some lesser known features of Instagram Stories

Now that you’ve hopefully started playing around with Instagram Stories, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share one or two features that some may not be aware of. So let’s get into it. Solid background colour. You can create a solid background colour by taking a random picture, selecting the drawing tool, choosing the colour you want and holding down on the screen. Your … Continue reading Some lesser known features of Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories: It’s Snapchat For Post-Teens

Instagram Stories is an obsession for me. Well, maybe ‘obsession’ is a tad strong. Passion, perhaps? Either way, the platform is currently one of the fastest growing and a lot of that is thanks to the Stories feature. But what are Instagram Stories, I hear you scream? Well, it’s basically Snapchat for Millennials. The feature lets you take pictures or videos and post them to the … Continue reading Instagram Stories: It’s Snapchat For Post-Teens

The 3D Museum

As part of Culture24’s Let’s Get Real: Young Audiences conference, I’ll be co-facilitating a discussion group around 3D and museum objects. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the 3D models I’ll be highlighting on the day! The Discovery Programme This programme is a national archaeological research body supported by the Heritage Council. The 3D models have been created as part of … Continue reading The 3D Museum

Building what isn’t there – 3D printing and museums

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful folk from the Grant Museum of Zoology, at UCL. We were discussing how the Grant Museum might be able to contribute to one or two of the sessions in the ‘Digital Futures‘ program that I’m running. The conversation quickly turned to the elephant in the room… well… less “elephant” and more “quagga”. For … Continue reading Building what isn’t there – 3D printing and museums