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About You

First Name
Sebastian
Last Name
Chan
Job Title
Director of Digital & Emerging Media
Department
Digital & Emerging Media
Institution
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Your Background

Your Biography

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 Creative Commons licensing policies and many projects exploring new ways for visitors and citizens to engage and contribute to the Powerhouse’s collection. Chan was a member of the Australian Government’s Government 2.0 Taskforce and he has helped organisations and institutions all over the world strategise and implement cutting-edge technologies in the cultural sector.

His other interests include electronic music and digital art, and he has directed and curated large-scale national and international events and festivals. In his spare time he plays music, cooks desserts, and was the founder of Cyclic Defrost Magazine.

He runs the Fresh + New blog covering issues and new ideas around digital media and museums at http://www.freshandnew.org

Best of the Web History

2011 Vote
Smithsonian Web and New Media Strategy Wiki
2010 Vote
Make History: National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
2011 Nomination
The 80s are back exhibition and online presence
2012 Nomination
MONA / Museum of Old & New Art
2009 Nomination
Paul Hagon's Then & Now

Conference Attendance

I attended MW2011.
MW2011 Role
Program Committee Member
I attended MW2010.
MW2010 Role
Program Committee Member

History

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