This month we're very pleased to welcome Nina Simon, author of the Museum 2.0 blog and the recently released book The Participatory Museum. Nina has been writing about audience-centered, participatory experiences in cultural institutions for several years, as well as leading workshops and developing participatory programs for a variety of museums.
In her book, The Participatory Museum, she examines several participation techniques and looks at case studies of their implementation. During this talk, she'll be discussing several of these techniques, and inviting representatives from two of the institutions discussed in her book, the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum, to take part in the conversation.
Doors - 7pm
Discussion - 7:15-8:15pm
Reception - 8:15-9:30pm
Nina Simon is an independent experience designer with expertise in participatory design, gaming, and social technology. She is the principal of Museum 2.0, a design firm that works with museums, libraries, and cultural institutions worldwide to create dynamic, audience-driven exhibitions and educational programs.
Shelley Bernstein is the Chief of Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through projects that include all kinds of tech stuff and social media. She co-created 1stfans and organized Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition in 2008.
Josh Greenberg is the New York Public Library’s Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship.He received his PhD in 2004 from the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University. Before joining NYPL, he was Associate Director of Research Projects at George Mason University's Center for History and New Media.
Special thanks to the Whitney Museum and The New York Times for making this meetup possible!