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Anyone who walks around with a smartphone, or tablet at hands’ reach expects the world to appear straight in the palm of their hand. And, not only do they expect it to arrive looking great on their ...

Anyone who walks around with a smartphone, or tablet at hands’ reach expects the world to appear straight in the palm of their hand. And, not only do they expect it to arrive looking great on their screen, they are not going to wait for any spinning icon to tap out lost time – they want it now!

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    We want it all and we want it now! We want it all and we want it now! Presentation Transcript

    • Museums and the Web ASIA 2012The inaugural conference of Museums and the Web in AsiaWe want it all and we want it now!Dr. Susan HazanCurator of New MediaThe Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    • We want it all and we want it now!Anyone who walks around with a smartphone, or tablet at hands’ reach expects the world toappear straight in the palm of their hand. And, not only do they expect it to arrive looking great ontheir screen, they are not going to wait for any spinning icon to tap out lost time – they want itnow!How on earth can a museum keep up with this frantic publishing demand when the traditionalmuseum is set for collecting/ curating/ and conserving mode; not practices that move – on a goodday – more than at a respectful snails pace.There seems to be a built in oxymoron here - a true contradiction of modes between traditionmuseum practice and the demands of a public that Tweet, Share and Like their lives; shuntingeverything to and fro around them.
    • We want it all and we want it now!So – lets say that we do manage to meet this demand – what is lost in the process?Lets look at the potential loss here and thinking about what we are supposed to be doing as curators …• Loss of the aura (Walter Benjamin)• Loss of lossiness (serving quality on the fly)• Loss of authority
    • Loss of the aura (Walter Benjamin)
    • Loss of lossiness (serving quality on the fly)Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp1887, Blainville, France - 1968, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France 1887, Blainville, France - 1968, Neuilly-sur-Seine, FranceL.H.O.O.Q. Picabias Mona Lisa1919/1964 Pencil and collage on paper: photocopy from "391" (Paris)Rectified Readymade: pencil on reproduction, 30 x 23 cm No.12 (March 1920) , 35 x 25 cmThe Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art in the Israel Museum The Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art in the Israel Museum© ADAGP, Paris, 2007 © ADAGP, Paris
    • Loss of authority
    • + BEING RESPONSIVE - + Authoritative AuthoritarianBEING IN CHARGE Indulgent Neglectful - PARENTING STYLES Baumrind 1971
    • The authority of the brand
    • VIAF: The Virtual International Authority FileVIAF, implemented and hosted by OCLC, is ajoint project of several national libraries plusselected regional and trans-national libraryagencies.The projects goal is to lower the cost andincrease the utility of library authority files bymatching and linking widely-used authorityfiles and making that information available onthe Web.
    • Of course … its complicated …. Dr. Susan Hazan susan.hazan@gmail.com