This is the latest from the New Media Consortium on technologies and their potential impact in museums. The final 2011 report can be found here. Interestingly, a draft PDF which included other topic areas has been widely circulated, the draft includes Gesture-Based Computing, which didn’t appear in the final report.
Here’s the description of the final report from the NMC website.
The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition, is a coproduction with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment. The international composition of the advisory board reflects the care with which a global perspective for the report was assembled. While there are many local factors affecting the adoption and use of emerging technologies in museums, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and questions we all face. It was with this in mind that the report was created.
by Jim Spadaccini on November 28, 2011