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Entries from December 19th, 2013

The end of year wrap 2013

December 19th, 2013 No Comments

Sometimes the bad guys come out on top Sometimes the good guys lose We try not to lose our hearts, not to lose our minds Sometimes the bad days maintain their grip Sometimes the good days fade Hurts the brain to think, hurts the hand to drink (Ohm, Yo La Tengo) Yeah its been an […]


Tackling Ross Parry’s ‘post-digital normativity’ on a daily basis with visitors

December 4th, 2013 3 Comments

(More old-ish drafts being pushed out the door) We talk a lot in the office about the sort of digital experience we want in our new galleries. But without revealing what we are actually doing, here’s some of the conundrums that we’ve been processing over the last year – that are widely applicable across institutions. […]


What does a student-curated digital/physical exhibition look like? Museums and the Network 2013

December 3rd, 2013 3 Comments

So tonight the students brave enough to take the class that Aaron Cope and I have led at Pratt this semester opened their exhibition. I say ‘brave enough’ because this was always going to be a seat-of-your-pants experimental class broadly titled “Museums and the Network: Caravaggio in the age of Dan Flavin lights”. It ended […]