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Mike Edson talk at Powerhouse Museum from 15/10/10

October 20th, 2010 by Seb Chan

Mike Edson, Smithsonian Institution at the Powerhouse Museum 15/10/10 from Powerhouse Museum on Vimeo.

Last week we held a public talk by Mike Edson. Here’s the video from the night. In roughly 70 minutes Mike talks about the Smithsonian Commons and Web Strategy organisational change imperatives and initiatives. I was reminded of Ivan Chtcheglov’s much used quote from Formulary for a New Urbanism

You’ll never see the hacienda. It doesn’t exist.

The hacienda must be built.

About the talk:

Mike Edson, Smithsonian Institution’s Director of Web and New Media Strategy, talks about his work and the Smithsonian Commons, a new part of the Smithsonian’s digital presence dedicated to catalyzing learning, innovation and creativity through open access to Smithsonian resources, communities, and expertise. The Smithsonian Commons project is just beginning, but the commons concept and the strategy behind it reveal important ideas about reputation, risk, and the changing work of public institutions in the 21st century.

Michael’s talk is followed by a Q&A session.

Michael Edson was in Australia supported by the Powerhouse Museum with thanks to the New Zealand National Digital Forum.

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  • Thank you so much for sharing this great talk. I think it’s a must-see not only for the new media people in museums, but for everybody working on the future of museums. I’ll try to have as many people as possible in my organisation see this. Thanks again and looking forward to the next talk you’ll put online!