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She/her 🌊 Director, Digital Strategy @montereyaq 👩🏻‍🏫 Professor @JHMuseumStudies @TuftsUniversity 📲 #musetech #musesocial ➕#Type1, ENTJ, mom (Views mine)
Mar 2, 2018 9 tweets 7 min read
[#musetech syllabus thread: week 8!] Tonight's topic was CROWDSOURCING & PARTICIPATION. We kicked off the readings with @ninaksimon's "Why Participate?" participatorymuseum.org/preface/ "When people can actively participate with cultural institutions, those places become central to cultural and community life." - @ninaksimon See also Chapter 1: Principles of Participation participatorymuseum.org/chapter1/
Feb 28, 2018 16 tweets 10 min read
[#musetech syllabus thread: week 7!] This week's topic? MOBILE. We talked about techniques for are offering museum experiences anytime and anywhere... #mtogo (There's a ton of ways to think about this topic so bear with me as I share a bunch of awesome links!)
Feb 21, 2018 12 tweets 9 min read
[#musetech syllabus thread: week 6!] This week's readings focused on in-gallery tech. We kicked off the topic with @rosemarybeetle's blog post on what the @V_and_A learned from observing visitors vam.ac.uk/blog/digital-m… We also investigated @CultureGrrl's critique of @cooperhewitt's Pen, @ClevelandArt's Gallery One, and @MuseumModernArt's Audio+ wsj.com/articles/the-b…
Feb 9, 2018 8 tweets 6 min read
[#musetech syllabus thread: week 5!] This week's theme was digitization and, boy, did we get lucky with a guest lecture by @dzorich! We read the @SIxDIGI's founding 2010 document "Creating a Digital Smithsonian" si.edu/content/pdf/ab… We also brushed up on @3D_Digi_SI's efforts including the compelling case study of the Cosmic Buddha 3d.si.edu/model/fullscre… Catch up on the background in this Gizmodo piece: gizmodo.com/the-smithsonia…
Feb 2, 2018 11 tweets 7 min read
[#musetech syllabus thread: week 4!] This week we explored how museums are opening up collections for re-use and rethinking storytelling in the digital age. Saddle up! & Jane Burton offer a primer on the history of the "online exhibition" (and its unfortunate second-class, second-thought status) in this @museweb paper: mw2013.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/online-e…
Jan 26, 2018 14 tweets 7 min read
[#musetech syllabus thread: week 3!] This week my "Museums and New Media" class explored online collections. We discussed how to publish *usable* collection information and explored openness as a value in museums. "Digital Knowledgescapes: Cultural, Theoretical, Practical, and Usage Issues Facing Museum Collection Databases in a Digital Epoch" by Fiona Cameron and Helena Robinson (2007) problematizes traditional museum approaches to documentation in the digital age. …tpress.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.7551/m…
Jan 20, 2018 12 tweets 9 min read
Alright, #musetech nerds! Here's what we covered in week 2 of "Museums and New Media" at @GUmuseumstudies... First, an oldie but goodie: 1998 Morrisey and Worts list article lists a range of interpretive strategies for engaging visitors using technology (think outside mere content delivery!) academia.edu/9284639/A_Plac…
Jan 11, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
[#musetech thread] It's back to school for me at @GUmuseumstudies, teaching "Museums and New Media" again! On my syllabus / presentation slides for first week: @Gavin_Mallory's "Museums are Experience Factories" blog.cogapp.com/museums-are-ex… Next up: Great discussion of skills and mindsets required for the next generation of museum professionals in "Musetech: An Ideal Syllabus" by @geealbers @Kcody goo.gl/oK13ba My favorite? ✅ Critical Thinking in the Face of Relentless Change