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As a digital strategist and editor at the museum, I have the rare chance to be at the cutting edge of new digital technology’s potential.

What I like the most is when I am able to convert a technically difficult element into something that my college colleagues can understand.

To demonstrate general presentation techniques and tools, I often set up a practical demonstration, such as in this example: I created a 4K slow motion movie which used footage from the Hvaler Coastal Museum’s apple orchard and added sound effects of birds, bees, and wind.

Also, my interest is in experimenting with a 360-degree camera to provide our visitors with a better immersive experience.

I have mapped all rooms at the museum using 360-degree cameras. This technology allows the public to virtually visit and see inside these buildings even when they are not physically accessible.

With your finger or your computer mouse, take a look around the room.

Kjartan Abel is a sound designer, music composer and immersive installation artist. His art explores the connection between technology and creativity, combining digital tools with traditional media. Kjartan Abel graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art with an MFA in Fine Art Media and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Kingston University.

Kjartan Abel also composes original music and soundscapes for a variety of media projects, including YouTube videos, podcasts, television shows, games, art installations and for feature films. Creatively influenced by the likes of Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, KOTO, Laserdance, and Røyksopp, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk to name a few. Visit the Music Library for more details!