How the Mattress Factory Art Museum uses the Brightkite Wall

February 11th, 2009

The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art you can get into — room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Jeffrey Inscho of the Mattress Factory wrote about how they are using the Brightkite Wall:

“We’ve hung a 42″ flat screen TV in the museum lobby that will display text messages and photos sent by museum visitors [the Brightkite Wall]. When available, and when appropriate, museum staff can pop into the conversation to answer questions or engage in the discussion.

Participants will also be able to send direct messages to one another as long as they’re opted-in to the service. All [the Brightkite Wall] activity can be viewed online via a sidebar portal here on the MF blog that links to this dedicated URL, the idea being that a participant who visited the museum weeks ago will be able to communicate with someone currently on-site about their MF experience.”

We are huge fans of the Mattress Factory, and highly suggest a visit if you are in the Pittsburgh area. On a side note, check out the performance they orchestrated for Google’s Street View Car aptly named Street With A View.

Below: Brightkite Wall at the Mattress Factory Museum.

The Brightkite Wall is free, self serve to set up and users can participate on the fly without a preexisting Brightkite account. It’s a great way to engage community around your venue, business or event. Learn more.

Do you use Brightkite in an interesting or noteworthy way? Let us know.

Posted by Brady Becker at 1:30 PM in Culture, Visualizations


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February 11th, 2009 at 22:49 | #1 
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Yay MF and Pittsburgh!

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September 29th, 2009 at 04:32 | #2 
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It's always enjoy visit the museum and see all history contents, it can remind us to the previous time whenever we were child. Knowledge and great story told presented by the museum, this programme look better than we vacation to city place vacation. ventrilo server

March 12th, 2010 at 22:34 | #3 
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Last time I went to teh museum, I took my dog and left him outside for about half an hour just to look inside. When I got out… oh boy. Some workers dropped a bucket on his leg and broke it! I paid so much money and instead I could have paid those 10 bucks for pet insurance.

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