"Hit up Dan Collins, IT manager at Powerhouse. He's been doing some great work getting all our front of house AND back of house iPads integrated. They're even using them for IT systems management . . . ."
Although this is FREE seats are limited so you need to REGISTER online.--The talkThe Smithsonian Institution, with 137 million physical objects and a vast network of scholars and experts, is the world's largest museum and research complex—but how should it apply its resources to succeed in the digital age? Is it business as usual with a new veneer of Web pages and iPhone apps? Or does the new logic of digital technology…See More
"That's one of the reasons why the "stats" are problematic - they add an air of 'scientific truth' (if you start talking methodologies then you are implying provability).
The notion that they 'feel' right is like…"
"Any methodology that uses Alexa is seriously flawed - and even though you've used Compete as well the methodology is not explained. Compete will weight heavily towards USA only and Alexa is just rubbish.
The use of Google Page Rank is simply…"
"This will be an interesting trial!
The benefit of Flickr really is the nature of its community - which, whilst diverse, is primarily predisposed with an interest in images and photography. Wikimedia is more a repository which requires the…"
"Everything costs - even the free stuff.
The good thing about paying for bulk email is that it forces you to prioritise database cleanups and the removal of people who don't read your spam. It also starts to engender a mindset that focusses on…"
Sebastian Chan is currently the Manager of the Web Services Unit at the Powerhouse Museum. Coming from a background in social policy, journalism and media criticism as well as information technology, he has been building and producing websites and interactive media since the mid 1990s. At the Powerhouse he has been responsible for driving a strong user focus in design, usability and content, as well as expanding the scope and reach of the museum's suite of online projects. In the last financial year his team was responsible for tripling visitation to the Museum's online resources and a large suite of innovative experimental projects. He is known as a cultural sector specialist in social media and Web 2.0 applications, as well as web analytics.
He is a regular speaker in Australia and has also delivered workshops and presentations in the USA, Latin America, Canada, Asia, New Zealand and UK.
His other interests include electronic music and digital art, and he has directed and curated large scale national and international events and festivals, and also produces related media from radio broadcasts to print.
Hi Seb, I really enjoyed your presentation at the conference on Friday. It was really engaging. I would love to find out more about the collection stuff that you guys are doing, mostly as I've described myself as a 'one woman' gallery and access to our collection and finding out more about it is a big thing for us.