New ArtsTech Meetup: Nina Simon and The Participatory Museum

From: Julia K.
Sent on: Thursday, April 29, 2010 5:23 PM
Hi all,

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 participation 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-- Josh Greenberg of the New York Public Library and Shelley Bernstein of the Brooklyn Museum--to take part in the conversation.

Where: The Whitney Museum

When: Monday, May 17th

Schedule:
Doors - 7pm
Discussion - 7:15-8:15pm
Reception - 8:15-9:30pm


Speakers:

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 and charged with overseeing NYPL?s Digital Experience Group, which is staffed with technical practitioners as well as traditionally trained librarians with a variety of experience or expertise in digital media.

Special thanks to the Whitney Museum and The New York Times for making this meetup possible!

Please visit the event page to RSVP
: http://www.meetup.com/Arts-Culture-and-Technology/calendar/13324935/

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