Browsing All posts tagged under »MW2012«

Documenting the digital strategy unconference session @ MW2012

April 13, 2012

4

Digital and strategy are two themes that keep emerging in all of my conversations around musetech issues at the moment, and with this morning’s great session on Digital Strategy as context, I proposed an unconference session on those questions. The basic parameters we wanted to explore were how do you act as an internal translator […]

Museum technologists + organisational digital literacy

April 13, 2012

13

Just a quick post whilst sitting in the digital strategy session of MW2012. Is it the responsibility of musetech staff to help push the digital literacy of the broader institution? We often talk about the expectation that other staff in the organisation need to learn how digital works in order that they understand the value […]

On curatorial voice and the web

April 11, 2012

1

Well, this is going to be an interesting week. Although I have only been in San Diego for Museums and the Web 2012 for about 24 hours now, I have already had more stimulating conversations than in recent months put together. Where time allows, I will shoot to capture a few of these emerging ideas […]

MW2012 + breaking musetech conversations out of the bubble

April 8, 2012

3

The other day, when following up on the responses to misconceptions about museum technologists, I happened upon on a 2009 post by Nina Simon regarding what she termed the ‘participatory ghetto’. She wrote (emphasis mine): …In most museums, technologists are still seen as service providers, not experience developers. They live in well-defined (and self-protected) silos. […]

Concrete, clear & specific: Practical ideas for building digital practices into museums

March 19, 2012

2

The museum blogosphere has lately been enlivened with posts about risk, leadership and incorporating digital into core museum operations – all questions that relate to the problems of dealing with institutional change in museums in response to the changing social/technological environment. Last week, I had coffee with Janet Carding, Director of the Royal Ontario Museum, and […]

What is your favourite museum tech idea or project?

February 29, 2012

6

I’ve just been asked to give a guest lecture at my university next week, which I am super-excited about. The talk will be a casual lunchtime lecture pitched primarily at Fine Art students, but will also include others from around the University. Because the talk isn’t for a particular subject, I thought I’d take the […]