Public Archaeology in a Mobile, Digital World
Author(s): Jason T Kent
Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have become integral pieces of technology in the lives of many individuals. This expanding presence of mobile technology demands the development of ways to interact with the public outside the traditional means of public archaeology. These technologies can offer opportunities to reach out to a different demographic than might normally be reached. A younger, more tech-savvy generation can often be found tethered to their device of choice. It seems the best way to engage an audience that lives in a digital world is to become part of it. But what are the disadvantages to catering to this audience? The Florida Public Archaeology Network has developed and used a number of new technology-based programs including mobile apps and location-based gaming to engage the public. This paper examines some of the strengths and weaknesses discovered while utilizing these types of technology within public archaeology.
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Public Archaeology in a Mobile, Digital World. Jason T Kent. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428391)
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