Docent Instructions

Hello everyone! I will be posting the full list of instructions on the Game Changers resources page and printing it out for the exhibit. Please consult it if you need help.


Please arrive 45 minutes before your shift starts if able

Make sure you put on your Game Changers shirt and nice pants/jeans



Take “CLOSED” signs off doors

Turn on BrightSign

Check signage (make sure it hasn’t fallen)

Unlock info booth door (ask security guard)

Boot up all systems (follow instructions for each station)

Sweep front of sidewalk

Clean the floor and windows as needed

Wipe down systems with antibacterial wipes

Clean headphones and earbuds

Clean screens WITH SPRAY, NOT WIPES!



Put “CLOSED” signs back on doors

Turn off BrightSign

Check signage (make sure it hasn’t fallen)

Clean up trash left around space

Power down all systems (follow instructions for each station)

Cover the tv screens and equipment with fabric


Don’t Forget

A reminder that class is being held on Wednesday, March 2 at Terminal One. I will be driving from campus to the site as soon as my faculty meeting is over. I will see you all there no later than 3:30. Docent training will be first on the agenda.

Schedule for Next Week’s Set-Up

March 1st (Tuesday)

(CANCELLED) 11:00am to whenever finished – Fix up space, paint, wash windows, vacuum, etc.
Touch up pedestals (black paint)

March 2nd (Wednesday)

9:00am – Meet in Greg’s Office for first transport
9:30am to 2:00pm – Transport all Tech Down to Red Lion, Setup Tables
3:30pm — Class Meets (signage)
Docent Training

March 3rd (Thursday)

12:00pm to whenever finished – Final touch-ups before the show begins

March 4th (Friday)

9:00am – Meet at Red Lion to prep for the show
10:00am to 6:00pm – Game Changers Show

March 5th (Saturday)

5:00pm – Set-Up for Artemis
5:30pm to 6:20pm – Artemis Spaceship Simulator Performance
6:30pm to 7:20pm – Set-Up for The Doubleclicks
7:30pm to 9:00pm – The Doubleclicks Performance

Student Conferences

Here is the list of appointments scheduled for our Student Conferences 29 February-2 March. We will go over your assignments and talk about your mid-term grades:

Monday, February 29, 2016

10        Travis Lane
1030    Haley Zach
11        Jessica Smith
1130    Neita Faris
12        Nic Stevens
1230    Keely Bitton
130      JJ Johnson
200      AJ Schock
230      Amy Roberts
300      Kayleen McDonnell
330      Madeleine Brookman

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

10        Ellen Najera-Hohlbein
1030    Justine Hanrahan
11        Chris Hurley
1130    Bernd Hoffman
12        Anna Hixon
1230    Collin Hill
130      Cindy Roadifer
200      Natalie Hendren
230      Austin DeClerck
300      Dan Ellertson

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

1130    Eli Campbell
12        Shane Staub
1          Serena Devera-Taualo

Presentations and Game Changers

On Wednesday we will start with the four student presentations on the chapters in our book. Then we will work through the planning for the exhibit:

Design: We will review the color palette of the space and make sure all of the elements we introduce works within the constraints of the existing color palette of the room

Layout: We will name the rooms and sections so that we have a common language with which to refer to them in our materials and to visitors

Signage: We will check the didatics in order to ensure we have all that we need for helping visitors to the exhibit

Operations: We will go over the set up of the exhibit, including painting and touch up of walls and pedestals, moving equipment to space, food and beverages available to visitors, tech support, internet connection and imaging computers

Promotion: We will review the promotional plan, including social media campaign, contact with CMDC supporters (alums and organizations), website update, and media contact

Next Steps

We are but a short time away from launching the Game Changers exhibit. I am trying to finalize plans for your site visit to Terminal One for tomorrow, February 16. In the meantime, here are tasks that need to get done:

  1. Finalize all signage and get drafts to me. I need to approve them and then send them on for approval by the Port of Vancouver, which oversees Terminal One.
  2. Identify tables that Terminal One is lending us for the exhibit and move them into our space. They will need to be cleaned up and covered. We need to decide how best to make them look good for the show and have them fit with our aesthetic
  3. Find out if Terminal One has a stage that we can use. If not, we need to rent one. The Operations team can go online and find potential stages and get me the information.
  4. Finish the catalog. This means that all homework relating to the games you have been assigned needs to be completed and completed at a high level of performance. We cannot make a catalog if the information is incorrect or poorly written.
  5. We need an aesthetic for the show. To date, I have not seen one. Obviously our color scheme is driven by our website, but how will these colors work in the space? What other elements can we add to make the space fit our vision? Have some fun with this idea. Be creative!
  6. Speaking of space, the space will need to be punched up. We will need to touch up walls with paint. Please ask tomorrow if we can get access to the cans of paint for the walls. The space will also need to be cleaned up. The Port plans to do some heavy cleaning, but we will need to follow this up with our own fine tuning.
  7. We also need a plan for how we are moving 23 iMacs, five mobile device stands, and all of the other equipment to Terminal One on March 1. We also need to know whom among you will show up to help that week. The shows opens on Friday at 10 a.m. This means everything needs to be ready the night before.

Also, I want to thank all of your who got your research completed on time and done so very well! Learning how to conduct independent research is an important aspect of college, yes. But many of you will find out that you will be required in your jobs to do some sort of research. If you did not turn in your research or did it poorly, I have written you a personal note asking you to get busy:)


Site Visit — Wednesday, Feb 17th

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Hello everyone!

This is a reminder for our upcoming site visit at Terminal 1 (former Red Lion building in downtown Vancouver). Make sure to bring cameras/phones, paper, pencils, and some measuring tape.

We will be measuring the walls and floors, brainstorming design ideas, and figuring out how to layout catering services and the fireplace area. I will come with updated plans and signage that we need to account for.

NOTE: Tech/Operations is meeting with Greg in his office to test out the video games we have so far.

Here is the address:

100 Columbia Street
Vancouver, WA 98660


Wednesday, 2/10

In his essay, “What to Do with the Contemporary?,” Joao Ribas points out the irony with the term “contemporary.” What is the irony?

How does this statement connect with the previous essay on mediation?:
“Curatorial work––meaning the production of exhibitions and related discourses––is being shown through [the history of art exhibitions] to operate in a critical state of ‘in-betweeness'” (96).

What distinction does the Museum of Modern Art make between the terms “modern” and “contemporary?”

Read Giorgio Agamben’s comments about the term contemporary (page 108). What is your response to his views?

What is meant by “curatorial responsibility” (113)?

What do you think is the ethics of curating?

Yesterday’s Class

Thanks for the rousing class discussion over the notions of “exhibition” and “mediation.”  Here is a link to a website called Sedef’s Corner that shows images of exhibitions from the 18th and 19th Centuries. If you have visited art museums or galleries, you will notice a marked difference between how works are shown today and how they were displayed in previous periods.

Art exhibition, Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1748- 1890. From

Art exhibition, Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1748- 1890. From

A special thank you Kate who captured the words that you all provided in our talk about personal goals for exhibitions. You said that exhibitions should “incite” the following responses:

  • Aesthetic
  • Educational
  • Emotional
  • Introspective
  • Engagement with the Unknown
  • Interest in reproducing the experience
  • Curiosity
  • Persuasive
  • Call to Action
  • Desire to Pull Together a/the Community
  • Passion
  • Reflection
  • Engagement with the Sublime
  • Cerebral
  • Innovative
  • Immersive
  • Preservation/documentation
  • Motivation

You should be thinking of how these ideas can be applied to Game Changers.