Monthly Archives: July 2014

FLIP is here

Flipping for New York History:

A new mobile app now playable at the Seneca Museum.

FLIP, Fingerlakes Interactive Play, is a mobile app featured in the New York State PATH Through History initiative. Seneca Museum is among 12 historic sites in the region using a scavenger hunt concept as the basis for the app called FLIP: Finger Lakes Interactive Play.

A formal launch of the app, a demonstration and reception took place on Thursday, July 17 at Student Innovation Hall at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Seneca Museum display at the Official FLIP launch

The Seneca Museum display at the Official FLIP launch

Shaun Foster, assistant professor in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, presenting FLIP
Shaun Foster, assistant professor in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, presenting FLIP

FLIP highlights multiple historical sites as a way to enhance visitor experiences to well-known landmarks. Path Through History is an online site with links, images and background information about New York’s historical and cultural sites.

Images where displayed all around the "Magic" center at RIT of the 12 participating Museums.

Images where displayed all around the “Magic” center at RIT of the 12 participating Museums.

The new app uses 3 main areas to entertain and educate, through trivia questions, spot the difference and an exciting augmented reality. Currently the app is only available to iOS devices. The app takes the user throughout the museum using the latest technology not only to show history but to engage the user in learning and experiencing history. One of the design features is that 2 of the technologies can only be truly enjoyed and used within the museum. The museum has been given an IPad Mini so visitors can, who do not have the appropriate device, borrow it and enjoy this exciting new way of enjoying the museum.

Improving access to the sites and providing enhanced informational resources is a means to spur tourism, one of the key economic development areas highlighted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Pathways Through History is one of several initiatives, along with the New York Outdoors, Taste of NY and I Love NY campaigns, to promote tourism across the state.

“FLIP will be a great way for kids and adults to interact while at the site or even before they get there for a tour,” said Rick Lagiewski, senior lecturer in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology, School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation, and principal investigator for the grant.

Rick Lagiewski, (R) senior lecturer in RIT's College of Applied Science and Shaun Foster, (L) assistant professor in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences discuss FLIP for the local TV Station

Rick Lagiewski, (R) senior lecturer in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Shaun Foster, (L) assistant professor in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences discuss FLIP for the local TV Station

The FLIP app is free and available on the New York State Path Through History website. The app was developed over the past year through a collaboration with RIT’s Center for Media,

For further information and the app go to https://www.flipforhistory.com/

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2014 “History and Art” SUMMER CAMP – Registrations CLOSED Thank you

2014 Summer Camp Heading

Reservations for the 2014 “History and Art” SUMMER CAMP are now closed, thank you .
This year the camp will be held over 3 days from August 6th to the 8th for all children aged between 7 and 13.
This year will include plenty of hands-on fun activities and a different adventure everyday.
This year we have Sharon Locke returning with her “FASCINATION with FACES” sculpting class, where every child will receive a blank clay head and learn how to sculpt a face.
Summer Camp Sculptured Head

Also local artist Lyn Patti will be teaching the art of “ZENTANGLES”.
ZenTangle
A trip along the canal and Van Cleef Lake
(PERMISSION FORMS FOR THE BOAT RIGHT NEED TO BE SIGNED BEFORE THE BOAT TRIP), with visits to the locks and also venturing into the cemetery to do some gravestone rubbings are just a few of the activities planned.
Each child will receive a fully provided lunch each day. Call into the Museum to collect your

Places are limited.

So reserve your place TODAY

Either download the forms below or call into the Seneca Museum 89 Fall Street.

(If you download the forms you still need to contact the Museum to reserve the children(s) place(s)

Phone: 315.568.1510 or email: info@senecamuseum.com

ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND HANDED IN ON THE FIRST DAY