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Museopunks episode 3 – The Shape of Punk to Come – is online

June 20, 2013

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This year, I’ve been super lucky to embark on a few different collaborative projects. One of the major ones was the paper that Danny Birchall and I co-wrote for MW2013, which kicked off a whole new line of investigation for me in research, and the other is the museopunks podcast that Jeffrey Inscho and I […]

Should museums just give up now and let Google take responsibility for knowledge?

May 17, 2012

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Wow – so the introduction of Google Knowledge Graph today has some fascinating implications for museums, knowledge, and everything else. As the Mashable account of the new move by the company explains: Starting today, a vast portion of Google Search results will work with you to intuit what you really meant by that search entry. […]

A throwdown about the term ‘curator’

April 15, 2012

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Lately, questions about the bastardisation of the term curator have been emerging around the blogosphere. The Hermitage Museum wrote An Open Letter to Everyone Using the Word ‘Curate’ Incorrectly on the Internet, and Digital Transformations recently asked whether DJs are curators, and vice versa. Their opening volley caught my attention: The word ‘curator’ gets used liberally […]

Hey girl – (S)useum edition

December 25, 2011

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If you are a museum person who is reading this, I am hoping by now that you have seen Hey girl. I love museums. My awesome friend Erica had one of her own images posted on it the other day, and that has kicked off a little Ryan Gosling creativity amongst the other geek gals […]

Why should I believe anything you tell me, you nameless and faceless institution?!?

December 3, 2011

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I had the exceptional good fortune at MCN2011 of coming away with dozens of unanswered questions, and more than a handful of lovely people with whom to try to figure out the answers. My hands have barely left my keyboard in the last couple of weeks, as I’ve tried to capture ideas, exchange emails and […]

‘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 […]