Situated Cognition and Art


This makes sense to me--the brain absorbs art and creative material in a number of different ways, but the space and context of a museum trumps that of a flat digital screen format.

The point though, is that what do museums do now that they have digitized their collections? There are tremendous works of art that are too fragile to display and there isn't enough space on the floor for the typical museum to display what they have in their collections. Digitization was supposed to preserve and expand that which could not otherwise be enjoyed. It turns out, museums should have been expanding their space and looking for ways to display fragile materials. At least it does from the viewpoint of an enhanced experience.