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How can hacker cultures help cultural heritage organizations move from creation to consumption in order to empower marginalized and non-traditional communities?

How can hacker cultures help cultural heritage organizations move from creation to consumption in order to empower marginalized and non-traditional communities?

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  • 1. HACKING the <gallery> moving GLAMs from consumption to creation kat braybrooke | curation design lead | mozilla
  • 2. 2 Article quote: Museums and me: Junction's top tips for engaging young people, Guardian UK. Image: Guerilla Girls as we know, GLAMs continue to have trouble engaging non-traditional audiences in a meaningful way…
  • 3. what if galleries looked less like this… Photos: J-No, Tamara Craiu
  • 4. and more like this? DRAFTSMEN'S CONGRESS 7TH BERLIN BIENNALE
  • 5. DRAFTSMEN'S CONGRESS 7TH BERLIN BIENNALE and this…
  • 6. 6DRAFTSMEN'S CONGRESS 7TH BERLIN BIENNALE and this?
  • 7. and what if museums looked less like this… https://guerillagirls.com GUERRILLA GIRLS
  • 8. 8 and more like this? Summer Quest Maker Party Hive Learning Networks, NYC http://hivelearningnetworks.org
  • 9. 9 and this… Mozilla Festival 2013, London http://mozillafestival.org Photo: Soumya Deb
  • 10. 10 and this? Tate Digital Collectives “We Are All Artists” | “Cutty Lingo” http://collectives.tate.org.uk
  • 11. 11 what if GLAMS moved from consumption to creation? GLAM: Acronym for cultural heritage organizations. Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum.
  • 12. *first, a bit about me!
  • 13. http://shehackers.kaibray.com/ from researching hackers…
  • 14. http://design.okfn.org to working and learning with them…
  • 15. to making the web with mozilla! webmaker: tools, curriculum and communities dedicated to teaching web mechanics and citizenship.
  • 16. 16 what binds all this work together? learning through making.
  • 17. "One of the things the Internet has given us is a complete abundance of knowledge, expertise and social connectivity... so the question is, how can we use the capacity of these networks to bring people together who want to learn together?" MIMI ITO, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGIST CONNECTEDLEARNING.TV
  • 18. “a hacker is someone who explores the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness.” RICHARD STALLMAN, HACKER AND ACTIVIST Free Software Foundation and GNU Project founder Photo: Jared and Corin
  • 19. 19 “an artist is someone who explores the limits of skill and creative imagination to produce aesthetic objects.” Definition: Merriam Websters dictionary Photo: Hive Learning Networks, NYC Maker Party
  • 20. 20 hacker = artist? artist = hacker? gallery = hackerspace? hackerspace = gallery?
  • 21. OHANDA.ORG FABLABNETWORK.ORG WEBMAKER.ORG learning through making in digital communities
  • 22. “REMIX”, LAWRENCE LESSIG http://remix.lessig.org “ I strongly suggest we transcend RO (read only) cultures and instead set precedents for the legality of RW (read write) cultures.”
  • 23. 23The People’s Platform, ASTRA TAYLOR “we need new social and cultural protocols for a networked age.”
  • 24. cultural heritage organizations are starting to use some of these creation and remix methods to empower new audiences… Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Photo: Jan Tito, Flickr
  • 25. by learning through making in the gallery…
  • 26. Images thanks to TATE Digital Studio, gif of “Miss Cicely Alexander” portrait by James Abbott Mcneill Whistler by Gif My Ass 1840s GIF party at the TATE
  • 27. and a curriculum pack that shares cultural heritage remix activities with new audiences.
  • 28. 28 in the library… and learning through making
  • 29. Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab: an experiment in “libraries 3.0”
  • 30. 30Image of a pop-up Maker Party thanks to Hive Learning Networks Flickr. And a Hive Learning Networks Pop-Up at the VPL this October…
  • 31. 31 and learning through making in the museum!
  • 32. from this SF MOMA site… Original SF MOMA website
  • 33. to this! Culturejammed version by digital artist MAX CAPACITY
  • 34. 34 let’s use anthropology back to the galleries… to bring nontraditional audiences
  • 35. but first, it’s time to flex your hacking powers and curate The Royal BC Museum … royalbcmuseum.bc.ca goggles.webmaker.org
  • 36. let’s go to goggles.webmaker.org and get making!
  • 37. 37 replace the featured images with your own and think about your audience - what’s their culture? a good openly licensed image repository: http://flickr.com/ thecommons
  • 38. 38 to pick an image, click on “View All Sizes” right-click on a size, and toggle “Copy Image Location.”
  • 39. 39 go back to the BC Museum xray goggles page… and replace a BC Museum image w/your own.
  • 40. BC Museum homepage status: hacked!
  • 41. join me at mozfest in london this october! proposals due 22 August: MozfestArtOfTheWeb.tumblr.com inspired?