Speaker: Peter Samis
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Peter Samis

Associate Curator, Interpretation
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco CA
94103 USA

Peter Samis is Associate Curator of Interpretation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). In 1993, he served as art historian/content expert for the first CD-ROM on modern art, and then spearheaded the first implementation of multimedia PDAs in an art museum for SFMOMA’s 2002 Points of Departure exhibition. Programs produced by SFMOMA's Interactive Educational Technologies (IET) team have received wide recognition, recently including three AAM Muse Awards in 2006 and a “Best of the Web” in the category Innovative and Experimental” for SFMOMA Artcasts at Museums and the Web 2007. Samis is currently on the board of the New Media Consortium (www.nmc.org), serves as adjunct professor at the University of Lugano, and on the governing councils of two museum-focused collaborative initiatives: Pachyderm 2.0 (www.pachyderm.org) and ArtBabble (www.artbabble.org).

Peter will introduce Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile: SFMOMA and NOUS-Guide. [Briefing]