Wednesday November 28: “The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums”
Christina DePaolo (Balboa Park Online Collaborative), Michael Edson (Smithsonian), William Noel (University of Pennsylvania), Neal Stimler (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
This event was held from 6:30pm-8:30pm, at the Elebash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center.
The event was free and open to the public, and was livestreaming at cuny.is/live.
The video of the event can be accessed here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRZyktsPhrexW_VDVk1IFoDhZXy9LOyl2
The Storify can be accessed here: http://storify.com/nealstimler/the-commons-and-digital-humanities-in-museums
And images on flickr can be tagged as #cunydhi and accessed here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/cunydhi/
Inspired by the work of Lawrence Lessig, Lewis Hyde and Bill Ivey among others, museum technologists have been striving to provide greater access to cultural heritage collections in the form of a commons. The currents of DIY, digital humanities, free and remix culture have challenged museums to transform their relationships with scholars and the public toward openness and democratic participation. The GLAM-WIKI movement and Creative Commons licenses have also significantly reshaped museum practices. How can museums build vanguard collaborations and collective resources not only to aid constituents as they use institutional content but to create anew in a digital culture? This panel will explore the diverse implications of the formation of commons by museums.
We look forward to seeing you at this exciting session!