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Entries from November 21st, 2011

Chickens, eggs & QR codes

November 21st, 2011 5 Comments

Adam Greenfield at Urbanscale just posted some interesting research his team has been doing in NYC on the citizen familiarity of QR codes. This is especially timely as QR codes are getting a lot of interest (finally) from the cultural sector. The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has been doing QR codes for a few years […]

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Farewell Powerhouse, Hello Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

November 15th, 2011 23 Comments

It is official now. Today I’m leaving the Powerhouse after a long stint to take up a new role as Director of Digital & Emerging Media at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. I’ll be starting at the Cooper-Hewitt on November 28 (2011). I’m looking forward to the new challenges and also the […]


Museum collection meets library catalogue: Powerhouse collection now integrated into Trove

November 8th, 2011 13 Comments

The National Library of Australia’s Trove is one of those projects that it is only after it is built and ‘live in the world’ that you come to understand just how important it is. At its most basic,Trove provides a meta-search of disparate library collections across Australia as well as the cultural collections of the […]

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