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  1. Nov 2019
  2. Apr 2019
    1. Seized with the desire to improve the visibility of Canadian music in the world, a ragtag band of librarians led by Stacy Allison-Cassin set out to host Wikipedia edit-a-thons in the style of Art+Feminism, but with a focus on addressing Canadian music instead. Along the way, they recognized that Wikidata offered a low-barrier, high-result method of making that data not only visible but reusable as linked open data, and consequently incorporated Wikidata into their edit-a-thons. This is their story.

  3. Jan 2018
    1. As VR creator Anna Henson—associate producer of Styles and Customs of the 2020s—explained in an email, “the museum is responsible for an interaction in which two people’s physical space will intersect. This is, in fact, a very intimate interaction.” Moments of intimacy range from introducing a visitor to VR by pantomiming how to put on the headset, asking for permission to tighten the strap against a visitor’s head, or being the first person a visitor sees when a session is cut short due to in nausea or dizziness. The museum took care to select and train gallery ambassadors who would be sensitive to visitors’ vulnerability. Henson also included a monitor that allowed bystanders to gain a glimpse into what their plugged-in companions were seeing, an effort to create a more inclusive and social experience.

      I've found myself in several situations having to figure this out on the fly. It felt weird to have this big responsibility of introducing someone to their first VR experience - loosing their VRginity. I like Desi Gonzalez' positive tone here: as public institutions, Museums have a huge opportunity to shape visitors' (first) experiences with VR works. Likewise at festivals, where I must say I have been usually disappointed by the way (mostly volunteer) attendants guided my experience. This was usually due to providing too little context or introduction. Just asking if a visitor has ever done VR before - and providing guidance accordingly - can make all the difference.

  4. Jun 2017
  5. Mar 2016
    1. A mio avviso pesava prima un retaggio storico negativo su questa possibilità di dialogo, ed era un po' il portato di ciò che avevano sedimentato la nostra cultura e i nostri processi di identificazione: io sono archivista, io sono bibliotecario, io sono museologo o storico dell'arte. Questi processi riposavano su vecchi statuti che per semplicità indicherei con tre sostantivi: godimento, verità, informazione. Così lo storico dell'arte e il museologo erano condizionati dal plot del godimento, l’archivista dall’incubo della verità, il bibliotecario dal mito dell’informazione.