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GitHub and Museums

GitHub is exciting for museums. It’s a way for museums to participate in the febrile, weird, optimistic world of open source. GitHub is scary for museums. It’s a weird word; it’s a weird site. Museums who do it well can benefit, museums who ignore it are also ignoring an amazing group of curious creatives. For […]

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Virtual Reality Demo Day, NYC

Recently I had the opportunity to check out LoNyLa/Timewave’s Virtual Reality Demo Day in New York. The main reason I wanted to go was to check out the various physical hardware iterations for virtual reality- a technology that is growing at an amazing rate and has exciting implications for museums. While I was there I […]

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Art and Open Source

Do artists make art to be collected? Or to be heard? The short answer is it’s up to the artist. It can be one or the other, or both, or neither. This question has been on my mind since I read this: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/prominent-street-artist-just-destroyed-all-his-works-180958408/?no-ist “Blu spent all weekend destroying his artwork. The symbolic act was in […]

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