Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Review of the Virtual Museum of Iraq

Now online is a review I wrote of the Virtual Museum of Iraq. It's a really beautiful, well thought out site but I hate it for reasons that become apparent in the review.

Here's the first paragraph:
The Virtual Museum of Iraq serves as an excellent multimedia introduction to the history and archaeology of Iraq, from prehistoric times through the Islamic period. Users can "turn" objects to see 360-degree views, watch short videos that explain concepts and introduce time periods, and have access to maps and plans of archaeological sites. There is, however, a major problem with the site that is big enough that it colors everything good about the site and makes it impossible for me to give a whole-hearted endorsement of this project.
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