1. Museopunks podcast Episode 18 – Rhetoric of the Future 018

    What role does language have in dictating the way we talk and think about the future – and present – in museums? Does talking about the future hold museums back in the present? Do terms like “innovation” and “forward-thinking” actually promote the behaviours they connote? In this episode, the Punks talk to Colleen Dilenschneider, Chief Market Engagement Officer for IMPACTS, and Jeff Grabill, Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, about language, rhetoric, and the power of words in creating our world.

    (Source: museopunks.org)

  2. Unleashing New Forms of Creativity

    For cultural organisations and creative businesses, it’s important to fully understand the new reality of the operating environment and see what’s coming around the corner. How will the startup revolution going on outside the walls of cultural institutions transform the environment in which we operate? And what are the implications for both the cultural and creative industries and the communities we serve?

    Throughout history, new technologies have been followed by artistic breakthroughs. This panel looks at who is pushing the creative boundaries today.

    Heather Corcoran, the Executive Director of Rhizome, moderates the panel held at Google headquarters in Manhattan. You’ll also hear: Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Calder Zwicky, Associate Educator, Teen & Community Programmes, MoMA; Allegra Burnette, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

    WNYC is podcasting all the panels at the Remix Summit, taking place in New York City on September 17-19, 2014

    (Source: wnyc.org)

  3. Glen D. Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, gives a keynote address at the Remix Summit at the museum. September 17-19, 2014.

    (Source: wnyc.org)

  4. Den amerikanske museikonsulten Koven J. Smith tycker att museerna visserligen har snyggare hemsidor i dag än på 1990-talet, men i övrigt jobbar man på ungefär samma sätt. Vi skapar skeumorfer, lån från den fysiska världen som inte fungerar i den digitala världen. Nu är det dags att byta perspektiv och bli digitala på riktigt, menar han.

    Koven J. Smith har tidigare varit teknikchef på Denver Art Museum, jobbat som chef för digitala initiativ på Metropolitan Museum of Art och som systemarkitekt på Indianapolis Museum of Art. 

  5. Mobile technology is ubiquitous with over 60% of the US population carrying a smart phone and tablets selling more than PCs for the first time in 2013. This panel explores how the rapid rise in connectivity is changing the way we communicate and engage with cultural audiences both inside of institutions and beyond. 24/7 connectivity and mobile consumption are changing our relationship with audiences.

    Merritt Price, Head of Design for the Getty Museum, moderates the panel held at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan. You’ll also hear: Seb Chan, Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian; Jess Butcher, Co-founder, Blippar; Oke Okaro, Global Head & GM, Mobile and Connected Devices at Bloomberg

    WNYC is podcasting all the panels at the Remix Summit, held in New York City on September 17-19.

    (Source: wnyc.org)

  6. "It’s Hard to Shoot Jellyfish: Lessons from a Year at @MetMuseum" - this is the audio for a keynote by Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, given at the Remix Summit at Bloomberg HQ in New York City on Sept. 19, 2014.

  7. “URL Meets IRL”, Willa Koerner, Ben Valentine, Cortney Cassidy, Keir Winesmith, Min Liu, Zoë Salditch

    "There’s more art on the Internet than in every gallery and museum on Earth," says the team at Electric Objects. But is computer art stuck in limbo between the fine art world and the fast pace of culture online?

    A new generation of artists and technologists are evolving our tools for making, viewing, and collecting digital art. Come meet the NYC-based Electric Objects team at their Pop Up Showroom in the lobby of Gray Area Art + Technology’s new theater and join our featured participants for drinks and discussion. We’ll talk about what we all have in common – our passion for heightening the impact of creativity on the Internet – and the questions that loom as we seek out better tools for the art and artists of the digital age.

    (Source: keirdotnet.net)

  8. The first Museum of the future debate took place on Thursday 11 September 2014 at the British Museum. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor. Chaired by British Museum Trustee Dame Liz Forgan. The panellists were James Cuno, President and CEO of the J Paul Getty Trust, LA, Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican, Wim Pijbes, General Director of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Bonnie Greer OBE, author and playwright, and Sir Antony Gormley, sculptor and British Museum Trustee.

    (Source: britishmuseumofthefuture / British Museum)

  9. "Still Life with Emotional Contagion", Aaron Straup Cope at dConstruct on 8 September 2014

    A discussion of creation myths, internalized histories, ”production functions”, and the uncomfortable proposition that everything new is samizdat again.

    Aaron Straup Cope is from Montréal but these days you can find him in New York, where he works at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.  

    (Source: huffduffer.com)

  10. The Museum Life: Museums in the Age of Scale 15 August 2014. Hosted by Carol Bossert. 

    This week we’re back on the theme of museums in the digital age. How does a museum define its community when it has the potential to reach everyone, everywhere through the internet? Do even small museums have an opportunity to make a big impact beyond their local community? This week’s guest Mike Edson will help us sort through these questions. 

    (Source: voiceamerica.com)

  11. Arts with Courtney Johnston - Radio New Zealand National - Nine To Noon, 26 March 2014 A new report predicts the six big social and technological trends coming up for museums, from social entrepreneurship to robots.

    (Source: radionz.co.nz)

  12. "Digital Learning for your Students and the American Museum of Natural History", Barry Joseph, Associate Director of Digital Learning at The American Museum of Natural History

    (Source: blogtalkradio.com)

  13. Lecture by Professor James Boyle on the 4th of July 2014 at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

    Scottish-American law scholar James Boyle called on cultural heritage institutions to focus on providing everyone with as broad as possible access to public domain material. Boyle is the director of the Center for the study of the Public Domain at Duke Law school and author of The Public Domain. In his lecture he explains that ‘this is worthwhile not merely because it is the right thing to do’ but also because it ‘will yield all kinds of benefits which are very hard for us to see right now’.

    (Source: pro.europeana.eu)

  14. Off the Press - Florian Cramer, Electronic Publishing in the Arts, what does work and what doesn’t Off the Press: Electronic Publishing in the Arts Session #3: Introducing the Digital Publishing Toolkit 22 MAY 2014, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen The computer industry promises for electronic publishing - better audiovisuality, more interactivity, easier distribution, lower costs, easier do-it-yourself publishing - often don’t quite match the reality of what is possible with electronic books and magazines, especially for small and low budget publishers. On the other hand, there new yet not-so-obvious opportunities and possibilities for publishers that go digital. This presentation will summarize some of the general experience designers and publishers gathered in one year of conducting the Digital Publishing Toolkit project.

    (Source: digitalpublishingtoolkit.org)

  15. Another DAM podcast interview with Douglas Hegley on Digital Asset Management in art museums.

    (Source: anotherdampodcast.com)