Rhetoric of the Future

After a brief hiatus, Suse and I are back with a new episode of the Museopunks podcast. In Episode 18: Rhetoric of the Future, we catch up with Colleen Dilenschneider and Jeff Grabill to chat about the role language plays in dictating the way we talk and think about the
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My Fifteen Minutes

When Jilly and I were considering a move to Pittsburgh in the winter of 2001, we came into town for the day to explore the city and its many amenities. The first place we went on that fateful day nearly 15 years ago was the Andy Warhol Museum. I'll never
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The Anti-Museum

Earlier this summer, a group of colleagues and I spent a week in Berlin making a video portrait of artist Joachim Schmid. It was a wonderful experience getting to know Joachim and his unique work. For the past six weeks, we've been deep into post-production on the documentary, which is
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Familiar Goodbyes

I recently attended the going away party for a close colleague, someone I consider to be a mentor in the areas of technology and museum engagement. While I'm sad to see this person leaving the cultural sector, I'm extremely excited for the wonderful private sector opportunity that's now at his
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Refragmenting the Web

I got my first taste of publishing to the web in November 1996. I was a first-semester undergrad, still wet behind the ears. It was a life-altering experience. For the life of me I can't remember the URL of that first Geocities node. A damn shame though, because if I
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Digerati Dads

In a recent article for Quartz entitled How Technology Can Make Better Fathers, Alexandra Svokos takes a surprising look at how the proliferation of digital technologies is impacting the way fathers connect with their kids. Structured mainly through the lens of her own experiences growing up with a traveling father
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