Browsing All posts tagged under »knowledge«

How do you decide what to trust on the Internet?

August 12, 2013

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I often hear people comment that one thing that museums should do as educators in the digital age is teach people how to critically assess the information they encounter on the Internet. Superficially, this sounds pretty smart. But if I’m honest, I don’t think I know for sure how to judge the validity or otherwise […]

Finding God in Texas

April 23, 2013

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This was supposed to be the first of my post-MW2013 posts, wrapping up the conference and starting to pull together the underlying themes and ideas that emerged for me during the week in Portland. And then I arrived in Texas, and Google brought me God in the form of a thousand search results; an unexpected […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Knowledge is power, but secret knowledge is also power.’

August 3, 2011

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I came across the title for this post in the comments section of an article discussing the recent releasing of JSTOR academic documents by Aaron Swartz, where fred_bauder writes: Knowledge is power, but secret knowledge is also power. It’s an interesting sentiment. Around the time of the wikileaks US diplomatic cables leak I remember reading an […]

There is a man behind the curtain

July 23, 2011

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In a couple of weeks, I’m giving one of my first ever lectures. The subject is Museums, Galleries and the Politics of Institutions, which is a thoroughly juicy and exciting topic. Colour me excited! I’ve just started ‘building’ my lecture, but already I’ve had an unexpected realisation about both teaching and museums. Until now, it’s […]

If a tree falls in a museum, and no one is there to hear it…

June 26, 2011

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Australian IT policy advisor Pia Waugh has just posted the first of a series of four posts on online culture. This one, titled Unicorns and Doom, investigates some of the ways that the Internet is changing mainstream culture. As she writes Using the Internet changes your expectations of the world around you, and importantly your […]

On “The Museum of the Future”

April 30, 2011

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The Atlantic recently unearthed a couple of rather sweet articles from its great archives (a reminder that everything we know now is connected to that which has been previously discovered). One of the articles is Walter Lippman’s 1948 vision for The Museum of the Future. He makes a pretty lovely case for the importance of […]