Koven J. Smith
Koven J. Smith
Here are some posts about museums. Enjoy!
On bravery, risk-aversion, and hand-slapping
April 6, 2019
Recapping a Twitter conversation among museum colleagues about risk-aversion and bravery.
At what cost?
February 12, 2019
In an article originally published in Museum magazine, I argue that museums' increased use of digital solutions provided by third parties is proving to have unintended consequences for the sector as a whole.
On selfie museums and empty calories
November 12, 2018
A few words on the emerging phenomenon of so-called experience museums and the their implications for the work we do.
Ask me anything at WMA2018
October 18, 2018
Have a question about museum technology? Come see me at WMA2018.
The ethics of publishing platforms
August 6, 2018
An interesting Twitter conversation about the long-term ethics, governance, and implications of centralized digital publishing in the non-profit sector.
Musetech at cruising altitude
May 16, 2018
Some further thoughts after MW18 on the contraction of the musetech sector and what that might mean for the immediate future of our work.
Is the museum technology sector shrinking?
April 19, 2018
As more and more people leave the field, some thoughts about where musetech is now and where it might be going. Are we victims of our own success?
The conference backchannel and the ‘right on’
April 18, 2018
Thinking about how discourse has changed on social media as the result of a few design decisions, and how that's changed the musetech conference backchannel.
Better ways to win
November 23, 2016
A few short thoughts on what the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election taught me about how to approach my own work in museums.
More on relevance
March 2, 2015
Some further thoughts on 'relevance' and why chasing it is trouble for museums.