Wide ranging cultural institutions often wrestle with when and how to use multiple languages in their exhibitions. As well they should. Any institution, except for those in the most homogenous areas, need to be asking how their use of language embraces, pushes away or ignores visitor needs. This is also not a static analysis but rather important […]
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Last night I attended a lecture here in Boulder by Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin was made popularly famous by the HBO movie featuring her life and work as an exceptional and autistic designer of humane beef slaughter plant systems. In fact, she’s the only person to receive an award from PETA and an inductee in […]
What is the power of making? What power does it give the maker? This 10 minute film from the Rise Institute features Honduran helicopter maker, Agustín. With the dream of constructing a working helicopter from rubbish, his life focus is unyielding to his handicaps and poverty.
For a few years I’ve been ephemerally tracking rain/snow data at the Studio Tectonic location. And given the drought-flood-drought state of water this year any and all moisture is of particular interest here in Colorado. Welcome to CoCoRaHS (short and un-rememorable for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network). There’s a rather addiction-creating website […]
Greetings from Minneapolis – home of this year’s American Associations of Museum’s conference. The AAM conference is always a bit of a whirlwind of connecting with old colleagues, seeing the latest and greatest, and sometimes wondering why the same themes always seems to emerge… Today’s sessions highlight was a presentation from a group of art […]
Curation. The word is used by new media content creators for their work in crafting web content. It prompts me to draw comparisons to bricks-and-mortar content of one of the original “internets”, the museum. How might my real world exhibits be informed by this online content creation – how it’s shared, conveyed and experienced? By […]