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Dave Patten is Head of New Media at The Science Museum, London, where his role includes managing all aspects of new media and AV, from conceptual design, prototyping and production to project managing external developers and production companies. He has a background in electronics and computer science, and has worked at the Science Museum for over 30 years, developing exhibitions and leading development teams.
He developed the technical systems for the Science Museum’s Wellcome Wing and Dana Centre, which opened in 2000 and 2004 respectively. Recent work includes overseeing the digital experiences in the museum’s new Medicine Galleries and an audio trail based at the National Railway Museum.
Immersive technologies are transforming how we interact with our world. Devices now understand where they are and what they are looking at, opening up a rich variety of new digitally-enabled experiences. Empowered by planet-scale AR platforms like Niantic Lightship, this is unlocking untold audience possibilities to enrich, entertain, and educate cultural audiences in new and enthralling ways, both on and off site.
This panel discussion brings together Historic Royal Palaces, Science Museum, PRELOADED and Niantic to discuss the potential of their Lightship projects and opportunities for arts and cultural organisations created by AR and location-based play.