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It has been a few crazy days since we announced the addition of iPad App, Planetary, to the museum’s collection.
If you haven’t yet read the long essay about what we’ve done, then it is squirrelled away on the Museum’s Object of the Day blog. The short version is that it is the first time that the museum has acquired code, and that code has also been open sourced as a part of the preservation strategy.
Here’s some of the press it has generated so far. We’ll spare you the hundreds of tweets!
Smithsonian Magazine – “How Does a Museum Collect an iPad app for its Collections?”
The Verge – “Hello art world: Smithsonian acquires first piece of code for design collection”
Blouin ArtInfo – “The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum Redefines Design by Acquiring Its First Code”
Slate – “How Does a Design Museum Add Software to Its Collection? There’s an App for That.”
cNet – “Bragging rights for iPad app: First code in Smithsonian design museum”
Gizmodo – “The Smithsonian Just Added a Chunk of Code to Its Permanent Collection”
Tech Crunch – “Cooper-Hewitt Adds The First Piece Of Code To Its Design Collection”
AllThingsD – “Your iTunes Collection, Displayed as a Solar System”
TUAW – “Smithsonian adds iPad app code to its collection”
MemeBurn – “Smithsonian acquires first piece of code for design collection”
LA Times – “Planetary, an iPad app, enters collection of Cooper-Hewitt museum”
Hyperallergic – “The First Code Acquired by Smithsonian’s Design Museum is Released to the World”
Future Insights – “Intergalactic Planetary: Tell us what you think”
We’re really happy – not least of all because we can confirm that like the Internet, the press also really love pandas.
And also Fast Company – “To Preserve Digital Design, The Smithsonian Begins Collecting Apps“