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geek speak with Erika Taylor

October 20, 2011

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This month’s culturegeek is museumgeek’s first curator and first Australian. Erika Taylor is the Curator of Science, Technology and Industry at the Powerhouse Museum, and she is one of a whole collection (boom tish) of passionate museum tech people who work at the institution. Before I met Erika, I kept seeing her name pop up […]

Biophilia – Björk

October 16, 2011

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Björk’s app album Biophilia is pretty well the coolest thing I’ve come across in ages. I downloaded the app this afternoon, and promptly lost myself exploring music and music-making, games and visuals. Have a listen to David Attenborough’s introduction to the app/album below: This is everything that an app should be. It just spills over […]

Takeaways from THATCamp Canberra, 2011

October 12, 2011

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The last few weeks have been very intense. Between attending Reprogramming the Art Museum, presenting work at the Powerhouse Museum, speaking on a panel at Critical Animals, preparing for and presenting at the Digital Culture Public Sphere, and more, I have been pretty exhausted. Thus it was that I was in two minds about attending […]

The Internet, GLAMs and the production of new knowledge

October 10, 2011

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In line with my involvement in the Digital Culture Public Sphere in the last week, one major question that has been surfacing time and time again during the discussions: How do we pitch GLAM organisations as being for the future, rather than simply about old things, and nostalgia? Or, in other words, how can we […]

Quick bite: On early results from my research at the PHM

October 8, 2011

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Seb has just popped up a post on Fresh + New[er] that includes some of the research I’ve been doing at the Powerhouse Museum. It looks at some of the early results, including identifying who some of our collection users are, and how our curators are conducting research. Check it out.

My talk for the Digital Culture Public Sphere

October 8, 2011

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On Monday night, I found out that I had been slated to talk at the Digital Culture Public Sphere, which ran on Thursday 6 October 2011. This was both a fantastic opportunity, and responsibility, and I’d like to thank Senator Kate Lundy and Pia Waugh for inviting me to be involved. Below are rough notes […]

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