Feeling like picking up our class discussion? Then mark these events in your agenda:
Wednesday, April 21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University.
Monday, April 26, 11:00 am, Columbia Law School, W&J Warren Hall, Room 101.
Event related to the Museums and the Web 2010 conference
Speaker: Liam Wyatt, Vice President of Wikimedia Australia
The availability of art images through Wikimedia and other openly accessible sources is often defined and controlled by license agreements and institutional policies asserted by museums and even libraries that hold the original art collections. Re-evaluation and critical examination of policies that will enable museums to better contribute to and use Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, and for the Wikimedia community to benefit from the expertise in museums. This session will provide a close look at rules, guidelines and examples that can be clarified to order to promote active engagement between the keepers of the collections and the scholars, publishers, and other members of the public who seek to benefit from them.
Event #2: The Polytechnic Institute of New York University presents:
Thursday, April 22, 2010. 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Dibner Building, LC 400, Five MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, New York
Speaker: Laura, Forlano, Phd, Cornell University.
How can we reformat our cities and public spaces – and the architectures and technologies within them — as sites of collaboration and innovation? This presentation examines the ways in which WiFi enables the formation of networks of socio-technical spaces that reconﬁgure people, work and forms of organizing based on a year-long empirical research project. This presentation will also report on an ongoing collaborative design project, Breakout! Escape from the Office, which was presented by The Architectural League of New York as part of the Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City exhibition