Museum Sends Moving Image Stories Home with NFC

By Claire Swedberg

The ACMI, Australia's national museum of screen culture, has designed and deployed a Near Field Communication system enabling visitors to access content about exhibits of interest from home, without requiring the use of smartphones.

The  ACMI, Australia's national museum of screen culture in Melbourne, has reopened this month with a program that utilizes a device known as a Lens. The device employs Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to bridge the experience of a physical visit with digital content that can be viewed long after museum visitors go home. The Lens is a cardboard disk with a built-in NFC tag that captures transmissions from several hundred 13.56 MHz NFC reade...

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