Currently teaches ethics and convergence issues online in the AAP Master of Arts in Museum Studies program for Johns Hopkins University, as well as traditional museum studies, in the classroom, at Case Western Reserve University where she is adjunct faculty in the Department of Art History. She has a Ph.D. in European Painting and Sculpture and twenty-five years of experience as a museum professional. She is the Editor and Co-PI of the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition. In addition to her commentaries for Musematic, she is the lead blogger for MIDEA (http://midea.nmc.org/), a non-profit organization with the goal to provide, timely, succinct and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions
It’s application time for scholarships to MCN 2012 in Seattle. Check out the new Jim Blackaby Memorial Scholarship which includes conference registration, hotel, and stipend and, for those of you who don’t know, the scholarship is named for a pioneer in the museum technology field who left us way too young. Miss you still Jim. [...]
Thought I’d jump back in here folks because I’ve just returned from a wonderful, engaging, enlightening, and highly entertaining AAM 2012.
This is my last regular blog for Musematic.net. I’ve had a great time thinking out loud in this location beginning with my very first post, about Madonna, on Wednesday March 15 2006 but it’s time to pass the torch to the bright, young, talented generation doing fantastic things for museums and technology. As I’ve returned [...]
Just wanted to announce that the 2011 Horizon Report>Museum Edition has gone to press (and was officially launched at MCN in Atlanta last week). Follow this link to a page where you can a) download the report, or b) watch a >4 minute video which gives a brief overview of the six technologies featured in [...]
UK’s Royal Society has made access to its historical journal (60,000+ papers) available free online. Here’s a great article from BBC on the topic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15445507
From “ReadWriteWeb” last Saturday (I’m behind on my newsletters because our old router at home gave up the ghost) so here’s an article entitled: “If you’ve never heard of pinterest you’re a bigh dork.” Pinterest is a visual bookmarking site used primarily by women–user-generated content curation in another sphere. Check it out.
The team in Florence looking for Leonardo’s lost “Battle of Anghiari” is in the market for a new Gamma camera. Watch the Kickstarter video and pass it on.
Intel’s new collection of stories, The Tomorrow Project: Best Selling Authors Describe Daily Life in the Future, is read according to an article on the BBC’s website today. For more here’s a link to the the press release from Intel with video and links to podcasts of authors reading chapters.
Many of you are probably already familiar with the new IMLS initiative “Let’s Move.” To quote from the IMLS website “Let’s Move” “is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to [...]
Terrific OpEd piece by Holland Cotter in this morning’s NYT. Opportunity on Madison.