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Google on Trial: Is the Google Art Project Good?

A session at MCN 2012

Saturday 10th November, 2012

10:30am to 12:00pm (PST)

How good is the Google Art Project? Is it a selfish expansion of Google's power that treats works of art like trophies and trivializes mission-focused outcomes, to the detriment of society? Or is it an exciting platform for learning and discovery that opens up museum content to new and under-served audiences, producing positive outcomes in society that the museum sector has been too lazy or complacent to generate themselves?

This engaging and provocative session will feature a mock trial of the Google Art Project as a way to explore the execution and impact of the Google Art Project and its ramifications for the museum industry and the public at large. Join the best thinkers in our field as we prosecute, defend, and judge Google, and ourselves…

About the speakers

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Rob Lancefield

Manager of Museum Information Services, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University; former president, Museum Computer Network (MCN); Ethnomusicology PhD; musician. bio from Twitter

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John Stack

Head of @Tate Online. This is a personal Twitter feed and the views expressed are my own, not Tate's. bio from Twitter

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Michael P Edson

Smithsonian Institution, Director of Web and New Media Strategy bio from Twitter

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Adrian Kingston

Work at a museum. Interested in digital stuff. Standard personal disclaimer. bio from Twitter

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Susan Chun

Chief Content Officer @mcachicago. Formerly @ProjectAudience @metmuseum @steve_museum bio from Twitter

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Koven J. Smith

Consultant at http://kineticmuseums.com. Former Denver Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art. Founder of #drinkingaboutmuseums. bio from Twitter

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Simon Tanner

Academic in the Digital Humanities.Strategist, thinker & consultant in how the digital domain relates to library, museum, archiving & media digital strategies. bio from Twitter

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Elycia J Wallis

Publishes museum collections online at Museum Victoria, bioinformatics geekery and team lead for Biodiversity Heritage Library in Australia. bio from Twitter

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Darren Milligan

Digital media designer/producer at @SmithsonianEdu (although ideas here are my own). bio from Twitter

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Bruce Wyman

I know a few things about museums, technology, user experience, design, science, art, and life. I play at the intersection of them all. bio from Twitter

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Dana Mitroff Silvers

Head of Online at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art bio from Twitter

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Ryan Donahue

Director of @SpinnyBarHS, Senior Info Sys Dev at the Met, previously 5 years at @eastmanhouse, Into museum-related technology and media. bio from Twitter

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Sarah Stierch

Museumist & Wikimedian bio from Twitter

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Time 10:30am12:00pm PST

Date Sat 10th November 2012

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Seneca, Renaissance Seattle

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