'Parallel TMS' - Rethinking the Collection in the Light of Wikipedia, the Walker, and GitHub

A session at MCN 2012

Thursday 8th November, 2012

3:30pm to 4:00pm (PST)

A lot of effort has been spend in the last 5 years in building new interfaces for museum collections online. However many of us are becoming sceptical of their overall value as many of the early movers in the space have seen collection usage first plateau and then fall.

What could be done if we started from scratch? What if we began with an approach that assumed a post-institutional standpoint? What if we began with an approach that didn't act as a servant of institutional collation practices and needs but was designed to help lead them?

Cooper-Hewitt is indeed building such a system and this session will regale tales of its construction through bardic song cycles.

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Micah Walter

Director of Digital & Emerging Media @cooperhewitt @cooperhewittlab | views are my own | tweets are for all y'all bio from Twitter

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Aaron Straup-Cope

this is the public version / and yes I work at the @cooperhewitt but this is not their version bio from Twitter

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MCN 2012

United States United States, Seattle

7th10th November 2012

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Time 3:30pm4:00pm PST

Date Thu 8th November 2012


Seneca, Renaissance Seattle

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