Geeking Out In Museums

Human interaction with technology is fascinating. In the last three museums we have visited – Dinosaur NM, Canyons of the Ancients NM and Mesa Verde NP – we watched people snap photos of all the exhibits and then leave. I don’t think they looked at the artifacts outside of their camera lens. Isn’t it more satisfying though to linger over pieces in a museum in real life than to interact with them from a computer screen at home? It puzzles me still. I too did snap a few photos of some of the artifacts I found most intriguing but they don’t compare to simply standing and looking at them only through the glass. I am particularly drawn to the effigies.