Twitter in the (Art) Library

As I’m sure we’ve all heard, Twitter is The Next Big Thing. This micro-blogging site allows you to post 140-charater messages to your “followers” and in turn follow the “tweets” of others. The New York Times has published several great pieces about Twitter in the last few weeks: “Gadgetwise: Twitter for Beginners” [a great how-to […]

Volunteers needed for Denver Conference Tech Kiosk

We’ve discussed it on here previously, but for those that missed it, I’m coordinating a new kind of program at the ARLIS conference in Denver… and I need your help! The “Tech Kiosk” offers an opportunity for ARLIS members who haven’t had much exposure to Web 2.0 tools to get some hands-on experience. The Tech […]

Student-designed ARLIS/ANZ Website Prototype Chosen

Since September of this year, the ARLIS/ANZ President’s blog detailed the exciting process of choosing a new website designed by Communication Design students at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. In September President Ellen Thompson reported that students were, “looking at ways to incorporate blogging, wiki and forum technology into the Arlis/ANZ site […]

Art and Second Life: Social and Experiental Opportunities

Check out Nina Simon’s post, Jumping Into Art in Second Life, at Museum 2.0.  The following statement sums up her point: So much energy is put into recreating physical spaces and their real-world limitations rather than experimenting with ways that virtual worlds create opportunity to do things that are impossible in real museums. These opportunities […]