Fresh & New(er)

discussion of issues around digital media and museums by Seb Chan

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Fresh & New(er) is 5 years old!

May 1st, 2010 by Seb Chan

Fresh & New(er) has just turned 5!

This blog started back in May 2005 as a storehouse of all the links and commentary that the Powerhouse web team of the time used to send around via email. It wasn’t until one of the posts got picked up and commented on by some enthusiastic educators that it became properly ‘public facing’. It was the first Powerhouse blog which was followed in 2006 by the Sydney Observatory blog.

Now, 5 years on, Fresh & New(er) is one of the top ten most popular parts of the Powerhouse Museum website attracting a wide global audience.

I had a look at some of the early posts and it seems that even back then we were concerning ourselves with mobiles, Copyright, open licensing and new models of interactivity.

Some things never change.

I wonder where we will be in 5 years time (and, more importantly, where we hid the party bags!).

Tags: 2 Comments

  • Happy Birthday, Seb! I enjoy reading Fresh and New(er); the posts are interesting and you cover a lot of ground. Lots of food for thought…even for the archives world!

  • Happy Birthday Seb and team! You’ve opened my eyes to some great possibilities for getting our collection out there so thanks and keep up the great work!