When Interpretation is Not Pleasurable
Sam Ham’s Environmental Interpretation: A Practical Guide for People with Big Ideas and Small Budgets has always been a valuable resource in helping Taylor Studios explain general interpretation concepts to clients possessing a cursory understanding of interpretation’s role in designing engaging exhibits. (more…)
For the last couple of years, we have been designing and fabricating interpretive exhibits for the Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College. We teamed with theatrical specialist, Eidson Studios out of Little Rock, AR, to tell the story of our 16th President. (more…)
[Sense of place]…is a combination of characteristics that makes a place special and unique. Sense of place involves the human experience in a landscape, the local knowledge and folklore. Sense of place also grows from identifying oneself in relation to a particular piece of land on the surface of planet Earth.
This week, I was tasked with the question: What is the difference (if any) between creative writing, and interpretive writing?
I have always considered myself to be a champion of language. By that, I do not mean that I am particularly awesome or competitive or even accomplished. Rather, I am an active supporter – I believe in language, in its function to reveal and cultivate understanding and in its mystique. I am also steadfast in the power it holds. Language is the most powerful resource we, as humans, have. It is how we communicate, how we think, and how we experience the world. (more…)
February 2009. Do you know what is special about that particular month? It’s the month this blog, Behind the Scenes with Taylor Studios, launched. A few months after that February, I met Gini Dietrich at a seminar she gave in Indianapolis about social media called, Social Media Boot Camp: Making Sense of it All. Gini is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich and the brains behind “Spin Sucks” a PR blog aiming to change the perception of public relations. As Gini says, “we’re [not] all spin doctors, liars, party planners, club hoppers, and magicians.” She told me when we met she had a goal of writing a book. While it’s taken a little longer than I think she anticipated, (in her defense she coauthored another book, survived a recession, reorganized her company, and grew the “Spin Sucks” blog to one with over 45,000 monthly readers) her book, Spin Sucks: Communication and Reputation Management in the Digital Age, is here! (more…)