For Immediate Release Aug. 29, 2011
Electronic Art Creates Interactive Website to Showcase Cincinnati Library’s 1848 Panorama Daguerreotype Exhibit
CINCINNATI —Electronic Art (www.ElectronicArt.com), a Cincinnati interactive agency specializing in touch-screen kiosks, digital signage and integrated websites, announces their new interactive website, http://1848.cincinnatilibrary.org/, to accompany the Cincinnati Library’s restored Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 daguerreotype interactive display.
Electronic Art created and installed two 52-inch touch-screen displays to showcase the Cincinnati Library’s restored Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 daguerreotype. The exhibit opened to the public this past May, and has since been featured in several publications, including the New York Times, Cincinnati Magazine, and the Cincinnati Enquirer. The new interactive website will allow online visitors to experience this priceless piece of Cincinnati history up close.
Similar to the exhibit’s flat-panel touch screens, the library’s website feature, designed by Electronic Art, allows the public to view the daguerreotype in high definition and zoom in to see its incredible detail and clarity. Online users can click any of the several “points of interest” to learn more about particular landmarks and gain insight into mid-nineteenth century Cincinnati. Categorical tabs allow viewers to focus on the points of interest that are relevant to certain historical topics, such as everyday life, immigrants, or science and inventions.
Visitors can also create and share their own points of interest by clicking on the “create and share” button. They can then add their own comments and even share them via their social media networks. For example, a fan of Cincinnati architecture could comment on a favorite historical site in the daguerreotype and share it with friends on facebook.
“It’s about empowering guests to share their favorite pieces of this interesting subject. When people share the website with their friends and social networks it extends the exhibit’s reach to thousands more viewers than the library could alone,” said Tim Burke, President of Electronic Art. “The website is meant to serve as the second phase of this interactive project. This remarkable daguerreotype now has a comprehensive digital exhibit and online component to revitalize it and bring it into the 21st century.”
Visit http://1848.cincinnatilibrary.org/ to experience the interactive online exhibit. The Cincinnati Riverfront Panorama of 1848 is now on permanent display in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Library. For more information, visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org.
About Electronic Art
Electronic Art (www.ElectronicArt.com) is a Cincinnati-based interactive agency specializing in computer kiosks and digital signage, as well as many related online interactive services. Originally founded in 1998, Electronic Art began primarily as a Web studio, offering high-end custom programming, ecommerce, and design. Today, Electronic Art provides custom solutions for many industries via kiosks, digital signage, and website development.
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|Tim Burke||Bethany Miller|
|Electronic Art LLC||O’Keeffe PR & Marketing Solutions|
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