One of the things we dislike most about museums is the bizarre combination of having hundreds of people in a room together and sharing an experience without hardly ever talking to each other. We aren’t the first to notice this, we know, and it’s not the first time someone’s tried to do something about it, but this warms our cold, goretex-shelled heart.
Nina Simon over at Museum 2.0 is sending some graduate students (isn’t it always graduate students) into the wild antisocial museum world with a mission: talk to and engage strangers. Her plan is threefold: talk to someone, get two people talking to each other, and make something that causes stranger interaction to occur.
Go help her out! We like this project so much we twittered it and blogged it. Whew!