Browsing All posts tagged under »Social Media«

Declarative relationships, and the promise of social media interactions

December 2, 2013

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A few months ago, I finally ‘Facebook friended’* someone with whom I’d been friends for some time. Writing on his wall in the days after, I made note of the fact that our friendship was now ‘real’ because it was publicly declared; a kind of symbolic nod to our relationship that was now visible to […]

Is social media writing the new first rough draft of history?

December 19, 2012

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During recent weeks, I’ve felt somewhat suffocated by the media and social media coverage of events like Sandy Hook. I’m normally a news junkie, but lately I’m struggling to cope with the onslaught of information, of bitsy and incomplete pieces of coverage and comment across every platform I use. This is probably no great surprise […]

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 […]

Social media + the shifting pace of museum discourse

May 19, 2012

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Ed Rodley has just started the coolest museum blogging project I’ve come across lately. He is asking the museum/blog community to imagine making a museum from scratch. I thought it would be a fun thought experiment to build a new museum, one with no baggage, no legacy systems, no entrenched staff of Generation ___ who […]

The ShipSong Project – Sydney Opera House

July 26, 2011

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Sydney Opera House’s ShipSong Project is an awesome example of an arts organisation playing to their strengths. Great music. Great footage. Great use of social media (the full site has interviews and behind-the-scenes shots too). Despite its iconic status, I’d never really fallen in love with the Opera House. This video changes that. Absolutely captivating.

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