Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Presentation: SJMA Board Retreat

On October 29, 2007 I was pleased to be asked by the museum to present to our Board of Directors about our technology programs and what possibilities existed in the future. The presentation was very well received and seemed to open a lot of eyes towards the potential uses of technology in the museum setting. One of the highlights of the talk was the a diagram that I showed about how the museum could have a central database for artwork which would be fed by everyone from the museum registrar, to curators, to outside art enthusiasts.


Presentation: John F. Kennedy University

Presented to a group of students studying technology in museums, this talk focused on “Web 2.0”, technologies behind it, how it came about and included some example websites. In addition, I addressed how SJMA has been incorporating some of these technologies and looking at them in terms of an interactive permanent collection online. Finally, I ended talking about the process that goes into making one of our podcast series, “Artist of the Week”. The group was bright and very tech savy which made for great Q and A throughout the entire talk.



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Presentation: MUSE Award

In conjunction with the MUSE Award that we won for our 2006 podcast series “Artist of the Week” we were asked to demonstrate our winning “product” at the AAM Marketplace. After visiting it the day before I realized that I was unprepared as far as signage and overall look and feel for my designated table. The morning of my demonstration I whipped out this little presentation about how we created the award winning series entirely in-house. I has my laptop set up to loop the presentation while I demonstrated the podcast on the Video iPods that we checked out at the time.



Presentation: Museums and the Web 2007

The San Jose Museum of Art was fortunate enough to host a group of 25 Museum and the Web attendees, from all over the world, on their field trip down from SF to three South Bay museums. I addressed several key tech initiatives that the museum has been pursuing and at the end my department fielded questions from the group. Unfortunately I did not make an audio recording of the presentation. Lots of great and interesting people attended! Thanks to everyone!




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Presentation: SJMA Docents

This is a presentation that I made at the San Jose Museum of Art that discusses all the technology currently in use at the museum with a few future possibilities thrown in for good measure. It was an enjoyable presentation with a lot of great questions. If you download the audio (see below) some of the questions from the audience are a little difficult to hear.




You can download the audio for this presentation in iTunes. Open iTunes and select “Subscribe to Podcast…” from the “Advanced” menu and paste:

http://www.chris-alexander.com/presentation/podcast.xml

into the box. Press OK and the podcast should start downloading.

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