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Elly Strang

Elly Strang

Deputy editor

Elly is Idealog's deputy editor and resident dog enthusiast. She enjoys travelling, tea, good books, and writing about exciting ideas and cool entrepreneurs.

Meet the New Zealand data company revolutionising the museum industry

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Meet the New Zealand data company revolutionising the museum industry

An Auckland-based big data company has made the immeasurable measurable and transformed the way museums operate, and is working towards helping them predict which future exhibitions will work best. Dexibit uses big data to collate information on visitors, helping cultural institutions chart a digital territory that was previously untraveled.

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The oldest joint in Wellington is offering patrons a modern take on the dining experience as part of the 2017 Wellington On a Plate food festival. The Thistle Inn is using VR to tell the story of one of its meals, from catch to plate, as well as the story behind a Garage Project brew that’s matched with the meal. Idealog took it for a test run.

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What happens when you combine water, electricity and a form of art? The Waterlight Grafitti installation. The interactive piece, which will be in Aotea Square for the month of August, is a collision between a natural element – water – and technology – LED lights, allowing people to create lit-up, non-permanent grafitti using liquid.

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Is modern tech the answer to teaching cultural understanding and acceptance? A business born out of AUT called Titan Ideas is using augmented reality and other mediums to teach the stories of different cultures around the world to children. Its founder hopes it will help preserve cultural stories for the next generation.

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Polaroid cameras, Gameboy Nintendo’s, record players, high-quality pens and paper – items that should’ve been deemed obsolete by the rise of tech have never been cooler to obtain. We talk with Montblanc New Zealand director Neil Baudinet about why its luxury stationery is still going strong and why it’s merged new tech with the old.