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 [...]
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 [...]
If you, like me, are spending time these days thinking about scholarly publishing then you will want to read the report issued earlier this month by the Association of American University Presses entitled “Sustaining Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models for University Presses.” I’ve created a link to the page where you can download the report, [...]
Great article in today’s (March 8, 2011) Inside Higher Ed. “Twitter Fortifies Nest” discusses how recent changes in the Twitter API may make it more difficult for interested scholars to (I stole this next bit from the article) access the “valuable trove containing shreds of the collective diary of 21st-century humanity.” Anyway, if you are [...]
Here’s a nice little web book explaining the Internet facts of life. “Twenty Things I Learned About Browers and the Web,” from Google’s Chrome team.
MCN 2010 looks to be the best conference in a long time. Nancy Proctor, Program Chair, and Christina DePaolo, Conference Chair and their respective teams have worked hard to put together programs and events that are timely, relevant, interesting, and fun. There’s still time to register and (if you make your reservations by Friday) get [...]
Hello Musematic Readers: Since early last Spring I’ve been working as Co-PI, with Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium on the latest incarnation of the 2010 Horizon Report–the first-ever Museum Edition. This report would not have been possible without the hard work of an enthusiastic and engaged Advisory Board (see pg. 34 of [...]
What could be better? That’s what I was thinking to myself when this morning’s mail brought my desk copy of Herman T. Tavani’s Ethics and Technologies, and Strategies for Ethical Computing (Third Edition). I know that sounds crazy but I’ve been at odds with myself for the past six months trying to decide where I [...]
Spent a fascinating day today in San Antonio at a MIDEA Workshop on Social Media. MIDEA is an acronym for the Marcus Institute for Digital Education and the Arts. In terms of full disclosure, I’m the lead blogger for the MIDEA blog, so I’m writing this both as an employee and a participant. The workshop [...]
’1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World’ at the Science Museum in London! Read the BBC article describing the exhibition. Or, better yet, visit the excellent exhibition website.