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Cooperative conservation? On Cooper-Hewitt’s acquisition of a ‘living object’

September 9, 2013

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On 27 August, the Cooper-Hewitt made public news of an interesting acquisition: its first piece of code. If you haven’t yet heard about the acquisition, let me fill you in with the briefest of details: Planetary is an iPad app. The Museum has acquired the app itself, and its source code. In itself, this feels […]

#drinkingaboutmuseums – Sydney – 4 September 2013

August 27, 2013

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Today Seb Chan and Aaron Cope dropped news of one of the coolest things I’ve heard in musetech circles in some time. The Cooper-Hewitt has acquired Planetary – it’s first piece of code – to be preserved as a living object. This is such an interesting idea, and one that fits right into my own […]

Rethinking why immersive theatre is compelling. It might not be the immersion after all.

May 3, 2013

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On Wednesday night, I went to Sleep No More again. It was the second time I had been to the immersive theatre piece which has inspired so much conversation within the sector, and revisiting it prompted a shift in my thinking. Much like Ed Rodley, I’m pretty sure I’ve been focussing on the wrong aspects […]

MW2013 reflections on emerging and collapsing museum roles

April 29, 2013

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Well I’ve been hanging out in America for the last week with a mind full of thoughts in the aftermath of Museums and the Web 2013… and computer problems. It’s been frustrating, but it also provided the perfect excuse to upgrade my laptop after years of slow technology. Hooray! Truly, a new computer is a […]

Worlds within worlds: Immersion and museums

March 7, 2013

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There has been significant discussion in recent months about immersive experiences in museums. Seb Chan and Ed Rodley have both written on the subject in response to the site-specific performance Sleep No More; Elizabeth Merritt has asked what museums can learn from Derren Brown: Apocalypse, a two-part television series that immersed a single protagonist in a surreal ‘other […]

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 Seb 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 […]

What happens when geeks design museums?

June 1, 2012

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I’ve started to notice a couple of interesting patterns or trends in the digital museum dialogue over the last couple of weeks and months. Just taking a quick flick around the blogs and looking at some of my favourite museum thinkers, we have Koven speaking at MuseumNext about the Kinetic Museum, and asking What if a […]

For museums to make the ‘digital shift’, does the art/artefact market itself have to change?

March 11, 2012

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Seb Chan has just written a great post positing the idea that museums will not truly begin to incorporate the digital into their core operations and institutional DNA until they have significant born digital collections. He writes: Born-digital no longer requires ‘buildings’ and that’s when things becomes interesting. He’s right – it is interesting. However, […]

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 […]

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.

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