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On remaking the world.

October 30, 2012

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I have a long-standing and deeply held belief that if the world doesn’t fit you, you can either choose to remake yourself, or remake the world. The first choice sounds easier, but seems to me to be far less satisfying. The second choice can appear hard, but isn’t. If you want a job that doesn’t […]

How do you learn to tell stories worth experiencing?

October 12, 2012

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Today I just have a single question: how do people who work in museums learn to tell good stories? Below is an excerpt from┬áSeb Chan’s breathtaking interview with Mike Jones (if you haven’t yet read it yet, you should – and also check out Jasper Visser’s latest post on digital storytelling). Mike says: A story […]

writing about talking + talking about writing

October 8, 2012

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I’ve been thinking about blogging and social media lately; about what it means to ‘grow up’ professionally in public, and about what the indiscriminate opportunity to publish – open to anyone, but grasped by relatively few – is doing to our professional dialogue. The longer I think about these issues, the less certain are my […]

A museum collection that never ends? Cooper-Hewitt’s new online collection

October 3, 2012

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I keep getting lost. It’s not just my newly-found geekout obsession with Geocaching either. It’s been happening on the pages of the Cooper-Hewitt collection alpha, launched last week and designed to let you lose yourself in its pages. For me, at least, it’s been working. But there’s lots at play in this collection, so I […]

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