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But do I need an iPad?

April 30, 2011

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At MW2011, I got some serious gear envy. I am iphone-less (although I have a ‘smart phone’ I intentionally bought a phone that I wouldn’t use online too much, so I could disconnect my life occasionally), I wasn’t carrying my laptop with me most of the time, and everywhere I looked, people were tapping away […]

On “The Museum of the Future”

April 30, 2011

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The Atlantic recently unearthed a couple of rather sweet articles from its great archives (a reminder that everything we know now is connected to that which has been previously discovered). One of the articles is Walter Lippman’s 1948 vision for The Museum of the Future. He makes a pretty lovely case for the importance of […]

Is content enough? What about wonder?

April 27, 2011

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When I was in NYC earlier this month, I went to a pile of museums and galleries – the Met, MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Frick Collection, the American Museum of Natural History, the International Centre for Photography, the Pierport Morgan Library, the New York City Library and more. One thing that they inspired in common […]

Wait! Is MY museum a Mac or a PC?

April 25, 2011

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So, after my earlier post, I started wondering about my own institution… Are we a Mac or a PC at heart (according to the rad Hunch infographic)?!? To start with the core demographics, PCs are 22% more likely to by aged 34-49, while Macs are more 22% more likely to be aged 18-34. According to […]

Is your Museum a Mac or a PC?

April 25, 2011

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I came across this sweet infographic yesterday (below) on PC-vs-Mac people, compiled by the people at Hunch. I pretty clearly fit into the correct category as a vegetarian, liberal, retro-clothes-wearing modern art enthusiast… And I started wondering about where museums and galleries fit. At MW2011, the room was filled with Mac products – macbooks, ipads, […]

Arduino: inspiration

April 24, 2011

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Ok, so one of the coolest things that I heard about at MW2011 was the Arduino – an “open source electronics prototype platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.” It’s designed for d-i-y creativity, and is “intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.” Sweet! Miriam Langer presented […]

Narrative, sharing and memory

April 23, 2011

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I was reading an article yesterday about new media as it relates to news processes, but its lessons seem equally applicable to the online museum. Remembering through Sharing by Julia Sonnevend  addresses Sonnevend’s experiences and observations of entry into an online community engaged in commemorating the death of a film-maker who was brutally murder in […]

To be cont.

April 23, 2011

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Coming from Newcastle Australia, there aren’t many people who share my interest in museums, the web and evolving digital heritage. So the best thing about attending MW2011 in April was that I met a small community of like-minded souls who are similarly passionate about this topic. And being Net-geeks, that passion translates into online interactions […]

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