Introducing the National Museum Website Visitor Motivation Survey

I’m leading, with collaborator Sarah Wambold, a nationwide study into the motivation of visitors to museum websites. As of this writing we have 22 participating institutions, including representatives in Canada and Australia. The VMS on the website of the Menil Collection Background Google Analytics is a powerful tool in understanding traffic to a website, but site statistics alone do not always tell the full story. Read more

Websites for Artists Workshop 2015

Next month I’ll be teaching a workshop, Websites for Artists at LIFT in Toronto. It’ll take place Monday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 16 2015, from 6 to 10 pm. From the programme: This two-evening workshop provides an overview of how to establish a web presence to compliment your artistic practice. Read more

Touchscreen interactive for the Chinese American Museum Los Angeles

The main view of the interactive presents a map of the world. I recently had the opportunity to again collaborate with the Chinese American Museum on an interactive touchscreen in-gallery kiosk. The piece is part of the exhibition Tales of the Distant Past: The Story of Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora and illustrates the Chinese diaspora around the world. Read more

HBO’s The Leftovers filmed at Spellerberg Projects

103 S. Main St., Lockhart TX dressed as Miracle Gifts From May to October 2015 my building was leased by the Warner Brothers team producing season two of HBO’s The Leftovers. Thanks to their their skilled application of movie magic, the City of Lockhart’s historic district portrayed the fictional town of Jarden and my building, 103 South Main, was transformed into “Miracle Gifts.” The dressing was convincing; I witnessed more than one civilian mistake it for a functioning gift shop. Read more

Museum Computer Network 2015: WordPress as Museum Web CMS

I’ll presenting a session at MCN2015 in Minneapolis this November, in collaboration with Sarah Wambold. Titled WordPress as Museum Web CMS: Development and Content Strategy, the core audience for this discussion will be web teams considering implementing a CMS (or switching from another), are evaluating WordPress and want to know what to expect. Read more

WordPress development for Clockshop

Clockshop homepage Clockshop is an arts organization in Los Angeles, working “at the intersection of politics, urban space, and cultural production to explore the forces that shape our lived environment.” They do a lot of site-specific programming involving locations and communities in the city. Read more

MuseumCamp 2015

Campers outside the MAH in Santa Cruz, CA. August 2015 MuesumCamp this year was amazing! Kudos to Nina Simon, Beck Trench and the team of organizers for crafting such a well-thought-out experience enabling 100+ of us to work through ideas of space and community. Read more

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