'The Full Deck' is a fun and creative way of turning a regular pack of cards into a gateway to the North Adelaide Cultural Precinct, in both the real and virtual worlds.
Each playing card features a different photo taken from online datasets from four of the institutions in this precinct, bringing them to life in a physical format. The cards can be collected as part of a trail that visitors can follow between the South Australian Museum, Art Gallery, History Trust of South Australia and the State Library.
The cards also allow the user to engage with the data in a more engaging way online. By scanning the QR code on the back of each card, the user is taken to an app where they will hear the story and other details about the photo featured on that particular card.
Our project directly utilises data in the form of photos featured on the face of the playing cards. The photos can be found in datasets at DataSA, the State Library of SA, the South Australian Museum, and the History Trust of SA. These images are otherwise hidden amongst the vast array of photo based datasets that exist online, but our idea brings them into the public eye and encourages the user to interact with these digital sources via a game of cards, an app and a cultural trail.
South Australians of World War 1 Photographs Flickr set
Description of Use
Our project directly used this data set of photos from the State Library of South Australia on some of it's cards, thus highlighting the existence of these incredible digitised images. The specific example used from this dataset in our video shows the photo of Private Andrew Alexander Miller.
South Australian Museum Marine Invertebrates collection
Description of Use
This dataset supplied the digital image of a starfish specimen for one of our cards. Not all specimens in the South Australian Museum are on public display, therefore our project brings these hidden collections to the public's attention.
How do we make our digital cultural heritage collections engaging for online audiences? What experiences should we be developing beyond the search and retrieve box to visualise gallery, library and museum collections online and encourage their reuse and good storytelling?