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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Epic fail - a forum on failure and 'failing forwards'


Chaired by Jane Finnis and Seb Chan this session will look at several important 'public failures' that, whilst in the short term were painful and embarassing, have been critical in evolving and improving ideas, products and projects.

A call out for 'featured fails' will happen in Feb 2012 to ensure that the projects featured are fresh and contemporary. 

In order to keep the session 'open and honest', this will be a 'closed door' session with no tweeting or blogging of specific examples allowed.


Professional Forum - discuss an issue


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Seb Chan is currently the Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Until November 2011, he led the Digital, Social and Emerging Technologies department at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, where he oversaw the implemen- tation of Open Access and...
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Jane Finnis is Director of Culture24, a non-profit online publisher working across the arts, heritage, education and tourism sectors. She is the founder and Chairman of Culturemondo, the informal international network of people who are all developing, building and running online cultural services...