Rich Mintz - Blue State Digital at MuseumNext 2011
Presentations and interviews on the use of technology in the culture and heritage sector. Selected by John Stack.
Rich Mintz - Blue State Digital at MuseumNext 2011
Museopunks Episode 17 – Digital Fabrication
Discussions about 3D scanning and printing technologies have started to gain momentum in the museum world, as they seem to offer museums significant new ways to engage with their collections, and audiences. Whether its 3D Hackathons (held to some consternation) or experimentation to replicate a 19th-century statue with 21st century technology, museums are seeing new possibilities for enabling new forms of access to collections, and fresh ways to engage with the public.
In this episode, the Punks talk to Liz Neely, formerly of the Art Institution of Chicago and President-Elect for the Museum Computer Network (MCN) board and Secretary/Treasurer for the New Media Consortium (NMC) board, and Tom Burtonwood, the first Ryan Center Artist-in-Residence at The Art Institute of Chicago, to unpack digital fabrication processes in museums, and discover how and why museums might want to invest in a 3D printer.
Adrian Kingston “So now we’ve got all this stuff…” A session from the 2013 NDF Conference presented by Adrian Kingston, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Prof. Dr. Sarah Kenderdine creates powerful interactive experiences for museums—pioneering new possibilities for visitors’ engagement using emerging technologies. In widely exhibited installation works, she amalgamates cultural heritage with new media art practice through interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. Sarah is Professor at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), University of New South Wales and head of Special Projects, Museum Victoria, Australia. She is also the Director of Research at the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE), City University of Hong Kong. In 2013 she received the International Council of Museum Award (Australia) and, the Australian Arts in Asia Innovation Award—for the PLACE-Hampi Museum, at the new cultural precinct at Kaladham, Karnataka. In addition, she was awarded the Tartessos Prize 2013 for contributions to virtual archaeology, worldwide and, 2013 Digital Heritage International Congress & IMéRA Foundation Fellowship.
Kathryn Eccles “Using crowdsourcing to understand public engagement with cultural heritage”, Sharing is Caring Conference, 2014
Kathryn holds the position of Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. She gives a talk about experiences with crowdsourcing efforts in the cultural heritage sector. More specifically, about how the national art-tagging project Your Paintings enhances search-ability and visibility of small and large English collections and the public ownership of shared heritage.
"Blurred Lines: Collaborative Strategies for Online Learning, Engagement & Outreach", Museums and the Web 2014
Meagan Estep, Margaret Collerd & Amy Wike, The Phillips Collection, USA
Chad Weinard, North Carolina Museum of Art, USA
Stephanie Pau, MoMA, USA
"Big-Picture Strategy for Collection-Information Technology Projects at the Cleveland Museum of Art", MCN 2013
How do you get and use data about your collections out there for the public to enjoy? How do you reach the researcher? How do you make sure the information offered up for each artwork is correct and current, wherever and whenever it’s used? How do you make sure one change in the data is reflected everywhere? It takes a “big picture” strategy to get it right! The Cleveland Museum of Art shares its holistic approach to artwork-related information—from metadata standards and systems development, to integration and user interface—and illustrates its effectiveness with eight short case studies from recent and current technology projects. The team will also highlight the back-end data flows that enable these projects, and share hair-raising, real-life tales of data run amok when projects temporarily lose sight of the “big picture.”
Niki Krause Applications Services Manager, Cleveland Museum of Art
Jane Alexander Director of Information Management, Media and Tech, Cleveland Museum of Art
Jeanne DeBonis Web Developer, Cleveland Museum of Art
Andrea Bour Collections Information Data Analyst, Cleveland Museum of Art
"Working across Boundaries: Museum Mobile Projects and Cross-Departmental Collaboration", MCN 2013
Digital projects in museums are inherently cross-departmental, with team members who may come from a wide range of areas including IT, design, education, curatorial departments, and more. Each team member brings to the table her or his own experience, expertise, goals, and ideas, as well as varying levels of knowledge about the strengths and challenges that other stakeholders on the project may have. This panel presents three case studies of cross-departmental teamwork, including strategies and lessons learned.
Jennifer Foley, Director of Interpretation, Cleveland Museum of Art
Stephanie Pau, Associate Educator, Interpretation & Research, Museum of Modern Art
Allegra Burnette, Creative Director, Digital Media, Museum of Modern Art
Joshua Jeffrey, Manager of Digital Engagement, The Andy Warhol Museum
Sara Bodinson, Director, Interpretation & Research, Department of Education, Museum of Modern Art
William Robinson, Curator of Modern European Art (Paintings and Sculpture 1800-1960), Cleveland Museum of Art
"Museum Life: Museums in the Digital Age" Hosted by Carol Bossert with guest Marsha Semmel. November 2013
What sets museums apart from other cultural institutions? Collections. Museums collect, manage and maintain objects, artifacts and works of art—the stuff of our lives. For generations, museums were the places you went to see this stuff. But today, you can visit a museum’s collection on your smart phone. Has this wired access changed the way we value museums? How has this access changed the ways museums value themselves?
"Beyond the Screen: Creating interactives that are location, time, preference, & skill responsive", Museums and the Web 2014
Brad Baer, Bluecadet, US
Daniel Davis, Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian, USA
Emily Fry, Peabody Essex Museum, USA
"Listening to Visitors: Research Findings on Mobile Content", Museums and the Web 2014
Alyson Webb & Laura Mann, Frankly, Green + Webb USA
"Seeing the Forest and the Trees: How Engagement Analytics can Help Museums Connect to Audiences at Scale"
Robert Stein, Dallas Museum of Art
Bruce Wyman, USD Design | MACH Consulting
Museums and the Web 2014
"Gallery One, the First Year Gallery One, the First Year: Sustainability, Evaluation Process, and a New Smart Phone App" Jane Alexander, The Cleveland Museum of Art, at Museums and the Web 2014
Museopunks Podcast Episode 16 – Net Neutrality
Net neutrality is a hot topic at the moment, in light of changes proposed by US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler that would allow Internet Service Providers to charge a premium for those who can afford to pay to deliver their content better and faster to their online audiences.
This issue has many in the museum sector concerned, with a post by Nancy Proctor on the Museums and the Web site noting that “It’s not hard to imagine a scenario in which the only way museum content gets seen online is if the museum has done a deal with a major online publisher.” Similarly, the Museum Computer Group (UK) have written that “every audience member and institution we work with would be affected if net neutrality was lost and non-discriminatory access to information was put at risk in the United States of America.”
In this episode, the Punks are joined by Titus Bicknell from Museums and the Web, and Chief Digital Officer for RLJ Entertainment, to unpack the concept of net neutrality, and find out what the proposed changes might mean for museums
Museum Life: A Conversation with Max Anderson
Maxwell Anderson is the Eugene McDermott Director at the Dallas Museum of Art and one of the most influential art museum directors in the country. A prescient leader, Max understands the power of digital technologies to improve museum practice across the board. In this interview, Max describes the new digital membership program at the Dallas Museum of Art and encourages us all to question commonly held assumptions about museum business and museum audiences.