A virtual derive
Carina, Alexandra, & I met on Skype Wednesday night. We began by discussing different options for a derive and decided to search for a virtual art museum tour. We selected Egyptian Antiquities at the Louvre in Paris. Before starting, we had to figure out the tour navigation tools. There was a map on the bottom left that contained descriptions and links for each room. When you entered the rooms there were objects you could click on for more information. Once we felt we comfortable, we proceeded to view the exhibit. Some rooms we chose by name, some we chose by randomly selecting a number. There were times when we got separated and we were calling each other to come see what we found. We all agreed on a few favorite stops along the way. The first was something we referred to as the baboon paperweight in Room 6. It had a gold ball on its head, green and blue coloring and beautiful carving. The jewelry in Room 9 also got our attention. There was a gold serpent bracelet and a ring of welded coils. The ring included water lily buds and the craftsmanship was amazing. I believe our derive was a good experience. None of us had done anything like this before and we all enjoyed our time together.
We took screen shots throughout our tour and created a Pinterest board to document our derive: