Timken Museum of Art
by: Balboa Park Online Collaborative • 6
This location-aware app gives you insider information about paintings on display at the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego, California. Open the application and step into the Timken's galleries for details about two featured paintings.
Mobile devices with this app are able to sense when they are close to selected artworks thanks to a technology dubbed “Place Sticker” by Information Services International-Dentsu LTD, Tokyo, Japan. In collaboration with the Balboa Park Online Collaborative, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan, and the Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experience (PRIME) program at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the Timken is the first museum in the U.S. to feature an Android-based app using this experimental technology.
This mobile application is currently in prototyping phase. Feedback is welcome!
The Timken Museum of Art is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1500 El Prado. Admission is free.