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Entries from September 30th, 2008

Picnic08 – Surprising Africa, data visualisation and a little augmented reality

September 30th, 2008 1 Comment

Picnic is a large ‘creativity’ conference held annually in Amsterdam. I’ve been here as a guest of n8 talking about the notion of ‘open museums’. Here is the final set of notes (with only a minor cleanup for the sake of timeliness). Closing off my time at Picnic were visits to a couple of parallel […]

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OCLC’s Beyond the Silos of the LAMs report

September 30th, 2008 2 Comments

Just a few days after the Picnic08 discussions of ‘openness’ comes a very timely report from the OCLC on cross-sector collaboration between libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) titled Beyond the Silos of the LAMs. Diane Zorich, G√ľnter Waibel and Ricky Erway are the authors of the report. The report is the result of a series […]

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Picnic08 – The Internet of Things

September 30th, 2008 Comments Off

Picnic is a large ‘creativity’ conference held annually in Amsterdam. I’ve been here as a guest of n8 talking about the notion of ‘open museums’. Here is another set of notes (with only a minor cleanup for the sake of timeliness). Day Three was full of clashes and I was out at Westergasfabriek terribly early […]

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Picnic08 – Open Musuem (more)

September 29th, 2008 Comments Off

Picnic is a large ‘creativity’ conference held annually in Amsterdam. I’ve been here as a guest of n8 talking about the notion of ‘open museums’. Here are some more notes (with only a minor cleanup for the sake of timeliness) which were taken during the Open Museum sessions on Day Two. (More notes on the […]

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Picnic08 – Open Museum part two

September 29th, 2008 1 Comment

Picnic is a large ‘creativity’ conference held annually in Amsterdam. I’ve been here as a guest of n8 talking about the notion of ‘open museums’. Here is the next set of notes (with only a minor cleanup for the sake of timeliness) which were taken during the Open Museum sessions on Day Two. (More notes […]

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Picnic08 – my presentation in the Open Museum sessions / Open Museum part one

September 29th, 2008 Comments Off

Picnic is a large ‘creativity’ conference held annually in Amsterdam. I’ve been here as a guest of n8 talking about the notion of ‘open museums’. Here is the second set of notes (with only a minor cleanup for the sake of timeliness) which were taken during the Open Museum sessions on Day Two. (More notes […]

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Picnic08 – the first report from the conference with fake sheep and wifi donkeys

September 27th, 2008 1 Comment

Picnic is a large ‘creativity’ conference held annually in Amsterdam. I’ve been here as a guest of n8 talking about the notion of ‘open museums’, or as my presentation was called “Sorry we’re open: the open, collaborative museum“. Set in the reclaimed grey zone of Westergasfabriek, Picnic08 was quite a remarkable thing to behold. On […]

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Commons on Flickr: an interview with one of our Flickr friends, Bob Meade (part one)

September 18th, 2008 Comments Off

Bob Meade has been one of our most prolific ‘friends’ on Flickr. He has done an enormous amount of tagging, added a great deal of additional research to our images, and was the man behind the discovery of the Mosman Bay Falls. Paula Bray (the Museum’s Image Services Manager) and I conducted a long face […]

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Powerhouse’s first video on ABC Fora

September 18th, 2008 Comments Off

Today the ABC’s new cross platform talks site, Fora put the first bit of Powerhouse Museum content online. Recorded just yesterday, the talk covers the Powerhouse’s shoe collection and coincides with the new edition of our publication Stepping out: three centuries of shoes. You can watch the talk on the ABC Fora website, share and […]

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Teens, Games and Civics 2008 Report from Pew Internet & American Life Project / some implications for interactives in museums

September 17th, 2008 1 Comment

Another fascinating report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, Teens, Games and Civics came out recently. Focussing on teen use of games (defined in very broad terms) the report is interesting reading. It is revealing in that it shows that game playing is most definitely mainstream (95%+ participation) and that gaming is a […]

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