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Reprogramming the Art Museum @ AGNSW

September 29, 2011

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This week has been quite a rush. On Monday and Tuesday, I attended a great symposium run by a new research group at COFA. The symposium was on the topic Reprogramming the Art Museum, and really emphasised strategies for engagement in museums. It featured fabulous keynote speakers Adam Lerner (MCA Denver), Dominic Willsdon (SFMOMA), Lawrence […]

“All your stories, all your apps, and a new way to express who you are” – Did Facebook just become a social history museum?

September 24, 2011

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Wow. So Facebook just took an interesting step into the memory market, didn’t it? In launching Facebook Timeline, Mark Zuckerberg made the statement “We think it’s an important next step to help tell the story of your life.” Fascinating. It’s not a massive surprise to see Facebook trying to stake out more territory in the […]

Funding found for MCN2011 – WAHOOOOOOO!

September 20, 2011

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All the way back in July I wrote a post about my attempts to find funding to get to MCN2011… at that point I had no money (PhDs are not super conducive to international travel twice in one year), and really didn’t hold out much hope for getting there. But since Koven Smith had asked […]

Museums in Melbourne and Newcastle, and the cultural making of community

September 14, 2011

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During the last week, I’ve been visiting family in Melbourne, which provided a great excuse to go and check out the Melbourne Museum. Although I’d been to Melbourne before, I’d never had the chance to visit the museum, and so I seized upon the chance to lunch with Tim Hart and get a tour of […]

Public Sphere: Museums 2022

September 12, 2011

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This post is the first in a series over the coming weeks that will address some of the questions/issues being raised as part of the Digital Culture Public Sphere. This public consultation process is seeking input from the GLAM community in creating a vision for a long term sustainable vision for the sector, and so […]

Australia’s Digital Culture Public Sphere consultation

September 8, 2011

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Last week I got a call from the awesome Pia Waugh, tech advisor to Senator Kate Lundy, to give me a head’s up about the Digital Culture Public Sphere consultation – an initiative being run in Australia by the Office of Senator Lundy in collaboration with the Office of Minister Simon Crean. The Digital Culture […]

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