Exhibit Explores Social Media’s Growing Role in Journalism
WASHINGTON April 24, 2012 Friday, April 27
The HP New Media Gallery blends the latest in digital technology with the Newseum’s critically acclaimed multimedia expertise to place visitors at the center of the news revolution.
The gallery features five groundbreaking interactive experiences and a multiscreen video presentation that illustrate the evolution and progression of global media. Live Twitter feeds fill touch-screen monitors and connect visitors with trending news stories.
In the "Choose the News" area, visitors can flip through the latest news stories and build custom news pages, then publish them to a large video wall. The "Game Zone" features motion-tracking technology that allows visitors to use hand gestures to test their knowledge of social media.
April 27 newmedia.newseum.org
The HP New Media Gallery was made possible with support from the Hewlett-Packard Company. HP became a Newseum Founding Partner in 2010. The HP New Media Gallery features several futuristic technologies from HP, including HP Slate 500 tablet computers, HP VantagePoint touch walls and an HP Photon Engine solution, which create an immersive, high-touch experience for Newseum visitors.