The annual conference of Museums and the Web | April 2-5, 2014 | Baltimore, MD, USA
Sessions marked CART in the program will be transcribed during the conference. The captions will be displayed live to a screen in the presentation room, and will also be used to caption videos of the sessions. The full text transcriptions will be make freely available online along with the MW2014 papers after the event.
This is MW’s first event with CART transcription, and has been made possible in part by the kind support of the Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies and Digital Curation programs.
MW aims to expand its CART transcription services at future events, and welcomes the support of sponsors who are similarly committed to providing greater access to and wider dissemination for the important museum work presented at MW meetings.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
9:00am - 10:00am
Opening Keynote - Eric Brockmeyer • Disney Research
Eric Brockmeyer is a designer specializing in digital fabrication, tangible interaction, parametric design, and making things.
Currently, Eric works as a Lab Associate at Disney Research Pittsburgh where he helps develop various interactive projects. He teaches Digital Media in the School of Architecture at CMU. He also runs his own design company, 7Bit Design, where he does select client work and explores personal projects.
He studied Physics and Art at Colby College before working for an Orthopedic device manufacturer in Indiana. After which he attended Ball State University’s Master of Architecture program where he worked as a fellow at the Institute for Digital Fabrication. As a Masters of Tangible Interaction Design Student at Carnegie Mellon University he focused on interactive fabrication, interactive projections, and organic materials integrated with lighting and touch sensing technologies.
Connecting the Clouds: Strategies and tools for managing museum data
As museum datasets grow, we need more sophisticated approaches to their management and workflows that keep the content circulating among projects and partners. This session offers systems and solutions for keeping museum data connected in the Cloud.
MWX: Museum Professional Development Forum (Part 1)
The Baltimore Principles: Towards a common vision for digital heritage education and professional development
When it comes to technology we are all perpetual students. Particularly in the context of a continuously evolving technology environment, this forum will ask us collectively to reflect on how effectively our cultural and educational institutions are preparing the next generation of museum practitioners to meet the grand challenges of the digital age.
This composite and highly participatory forum will provide an opportunity to shape a collective agenda with the larger purpose of advancing teaching and learning, professional development and scholarship across the emerging fields of museum technology and digital cultural heritage. Invited speakers will kick off the conversation with identified sub-themes. In response, participants are invited to break out into “unconference-style” working groups to follow up on specific points of interest. Reports from these groups will then be reviewed in a dedicated Professional Forum on Friday.
By taking these first steps to engage with the entire MW community as part of an open and shared effort to curate a set of working principles (to be known as “The Baltimore Principles”), we seek to declare a common vision of where digital and museum technology education and professional training can – and should – be heading in order to shape the future of museums and cultural heritage institutions across the Library, Archives, and Museum (LAM) sector.
The Baltimore Principles: Towards a common vision for digital heritage education and professional development (Part 2)
This interactive session will provide the opportunity for sub-groups from Thursday’s MWX Professional Forum to reconvene. Each group will present summary reports of observations collected from the previous day’s break-out discussions that will be compiled as a formative list of “Baltimore Principles”. Next steps towards developing a collective agenda to enhance teaching, training, learning and research across the field will be discussed.
So many mobile app providers, so many different ways to create your museum’s mobile tour – which one to choose?
In the MW2014 “Mobile Bake-off,” museum professionals get a chance to experience and evaluate a number of mobile apps, all created with the same body of Baltimore tour content in the same amount of time, but by a different app authoring platform and provider with a unique creative vision and technical solution. In this special “Mobile Tasting” session, each demo app and the Content Management System and Platform that produced it will be presented by its creators, and discussed by a panel of mobile experts with questions and contributions from the audience.
This Mobile Showcase museum professionals get an opportunity to understand the strengths and affordances of a range of mobile tour authoring platforms available to them, and mobile providers get to hear directly from museums what kinds of experiences and content they want to offer their mobile users.
Click on each mobile provider below to get links to their demo app(s) for the Bake-off!
As museums expand digitally, they become increasingly pervasive presences in the cultural landscape and beyond. These papers discuss the strategy and tactics museums have adopted as the lines between the digital and “traditional” museum are increasingly blurred in contemporary practice.
Closing Plenary - MoCAtv: A YouTube "Original Channel" and what happened next
In 2011 then Museum Director Jeffrey Deitch was touring a show with legendary Hollywood talent agent Ari Emanuel. The line for the show stretched all the way around the block. Ari knew that YouTube were about to begin taking submissions for the award of the first round of official YouTube channels, what came to be known as the Original Channels. They decided MOCA should submit a proposal.
YouTube intended to seed a new economy made up of professional YouTube channels funded by the commercial world. A contemporary art museum became part of this adventure. Here is what happened next.
Panelists Ted Forbes (Dallas Museum of Art), Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli (Balboa Park Online Collaborative), Jane Burton (Tate) and Dixie Clough (Smithsonian Institution) will respond to the Closing Plenary presentation and discuss the role of video and YouTube in museums’ digital strategies.