Yesterday, Seb Chan from Powerhouse Museum and I presented our paper, Radical Trust: The State of the Museum Blogosphere at the Museums and the Web conference. Following the presentation we had a lunchtime meet up and discussion about the future of museums and blogging. It was nice meet many of the folks beyond the blogs that I’m so familiar with. Here’s a round up of resources and posts from the session.
- Radical Trust: The State of the Museum Blogosphere (the paper on the MW 2007 site)
- Our presentation in PDF format radicaltrust.pdf (800k)
- Live blogging of the session by Nate Schroeder at the Walker Art Center’s New Media Initiatives Blog.
Following our lunch I was thinking that this will likely be the last time we can easily survey the museum blogosphere since its growth has accelerated so dramatically in recent months. A big part of our presentation focused on the changes we’ve seen just since the December survey! You can see for yourself over at MuseumBlogs where there are now 139 blogs listed. Back in December when we conducted our original survey there were 95. What’s next for the museum blogosphere? Perhaps we can continue that conversation on our various blogs.
(Update: There’s a discussion underway on the Walker New Media Blog about the session and museum blogging in general. Questacon Online has a post about the session and bloggers meet up and more. There’s also much more about the Museums and the Web Conference at Fresh + New, I’m in Ur Museum Website…, and of course the conference blog has a number of posts about various presentations and events.)