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Entries from April 29th, 2014

Optimism & dystopia – Future Everything & Museums and the Web 2014

April 29th, 2014 No Comments

I’m not so sure it was such a good idea to go to the Future Everything (Manchester) just before Museums and the Web (Baltimore). The speculative futurism of Future Everything really brought into sharp relief a narrowing of concern at MW. I’ll get to that in a moment. But first, Future Everything – an annual […]


Announcing ‘The Contemplator’

April 26th, 2014 1 Comment

(Another post that has sat as an unfinished thought for months – so rather than finish it, here it is) As some readers know, I’m buried in an avalanche of work trying to make a formerly historic house/decorative arts museum into something that feels and operates like part of the 21st century. Inevitably this means […]