Geographical Analysis of Nonprofit Data: A How-to Case Study

Geographical Analysis of Nonprofit Data: A How-to Case Study

AMT Lab’s latest white paper is a preparatory guide for those embarking on geographic analysis for the first time. The case study explores how one organization used this type of analysis to inform decisions about donor recruitment and retention. This guide aggregates useful resources, highlights important considerations, and outlines the process of geographic analysis step-by-step using a succinct case study.

AMT Lab Summer Road Trip - Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh

In April 2019 the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh opened MuseumLab. According to the museum “MuseumLab is a place where kids 10+ can work with makers to create everything from furniture to apps, experiment with cutting edge technology in the creation of art, climb three stories on a unique sculpture, collaborate on one-of-a-kind art installations, and more!” On a rainy summer day they kids and I decided to take a mini road trip across the city to check it out!

Summer Road Trip Series - Museum of the Bible: Innovative Technology Interactives for Audience Engagement

In Washington, DC, The Museum of the Bible is strategically using various modes of technology to encourage audience engagement. The entire museum is full of interactives for an array of targeted age groups and technological comfort levels. Thoughtfully placed throughout the museum’s 7 floors, there are tech-focused interactive opportunities for individuals, small groups, and even guided experiences for up to 25 visitors at a time.

UX Design for Cultural Institutions: Observation Studies

UX Design for Cultural Institutions: Observation Studies

UX design explains how organizations value and practice relationships with audiences. These relationships are defined by the single and accumulated experiences that occur through interacting with an object in a given context. If an institution truly understands how audience members consciously and subconsciously interact in a given environment, they can better design their spaces and develop programming.

Podcast: CRM and Social Media Integration

Podcast: CRM and Social Media Integration

In the latest episode of the AMT-Lab Podcast series, Chief Technology Manager Ashley Anderson Kowach interviews AMT-Lab contributor Megan Ma about her research on how a nonprofit organization can integrate social media data with an existing CRM system to better understand their constituents interests which could lead to better engagement between the organization and the audience.

Summer Road Trip Series - BreckCreate's WAVE Festival: Breckenridge, Co

Summer Road Trip Series - BreckCreate's WAVE Festival: Breckenridge, Co

As part of the Summer Road Trip Series, we take a quick stop in Breckenridge, CO at BreckCreate’s WAVE festival. We’ll get up close and personal with various installations and see how some of the audience’s reactions, from social-media-activated artwork to family-friendly displays & performances.

The Future of AI and Audience Engagement in the Arts

The Future of AI and Audience Engagement in the Arts

NY Live Arts hosted the Arts + AI Symposium, Saturday May 11, 2019. The Symposium was part of Live Arts, their annual humanities festival of arts and ideas. The 2019 Festival AI: Are You Brave Enough for The Brave New World? pondered a future with artificial intelligence, a technology that promises to revolutionize human existence. The festival headliner was a performance by discrete figures. Other activities included a hacking camp for teens and panel discussion on the Future of Work.

The Art + AI Symposium offered the sold-out crowd a speed dating style share-out from panel participants. As the manager in the group, I provided a perspective on AI focusing on how institutions will begin connecting the art to the audience using emerging technologies. The following article provides a summary of the frameworks and solutions I presented.