Nodel – controlling digital media systems in museums

Keith Vaz, Museum Victoria, Australia

Nodel is an open source digital media control system developed by Museum Victoria in partnership with Lumicom.

Its aim is to provide museums and galleries with a simple way of controlling a wide range of multimedia devices for minimal outlay. This demonstration session will explain the technologies behind Nodel and give a hands on demonstration of how to make it work in a real world scenario.

We will look at the architecture behind the messaging protocol and scripting platform, as well as give examples of how simple Python scripts can be used to link nodes to create sophisticated webs of control.