I recently wrote about how the punk ethos influences nearly all aspects of my life. From fatherhood to my work in museums, it touches everything. While that post seemed to emerge out of the blue, I’ve been contemplating the topic for quite some time in anticipation of an exciting new project that blends the punk ethos with my passion for museum technology.
Today, I’m super excited to announce Museopunks, a podcast for the progressive museum. Museopunks will be published monthly and I’m very lucky to have an amazing co-host in Suse Cairns, who you may know from her thought provoking Museumgeek blog.
Each month, Suse and I will chat with some brilliant people who help push the museum sector forward in interesting ways. This month’s topic is “Museums and Scale” and we speak with Michael Edson, Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian, and Paul Rowe, CEO of Vernon Systems. Both guests share some interesting thoughts about how and why museums, from the very large to very small, can and should begin to operate at web scale.
You can listen to the podcast on the Museopunks website or subscribe via iTunes and other Podcatchers. I’m really happy with how the first episode turned out and welcome any thoughts, comments, questions or recommendations you might have. Happy listening!