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June 10, 2015  |  Design, Tech
Actions Speak Louder than Words? Debating the Internet, Open Wide

In the fall of 2010, close to 4.8 million articles were downloaded from the password-protected, subscriber-only, nonprofit online academic journal repository JSTOR in an extended cyber hack that used the campus network at MIT. The articles represented roughly 80% of JSTOR’s total cache. Read more

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May 25, 2015  |  Behind the Scenes, Tech
MoMA.org Turns 20: Archiving Two Decades of Exhibition Sites

It’s hard to believe that MoMA’s website, which celebrates its 20th anniversary today, is older than Google. It began with two relatively simple (by today’s standards) HTML exhibition sites for the Mutant Materials and Video Spaces exhibitions in 1995. Since then, over 200 exhibition sites have been created, documenting not only the Museum’s evolving curatorial interests, but also huge changes in Web coding and design. Read more

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May 19, 2015  |  Learning and Engagement, Tech
Agile Evaluation: User Testing and the Feedback Loop for the Redesign of MoMA.org

MoMA.org is in the process of being redesigned. While it’s not unusual for a museum to tweak and even overhaul a website, it is the first time MoMA is using agile evaluation to help inform the redesign. Perhaps even more unique to this process, is the input from a group of “Audience Advocates” representing various departments at MoMA (including Digital Media, Education, Membership, Visitor Services, Management Information, and Marketing). Read more

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February 4, 2015  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Tech
Object:Photo—Visualizing the Thomas Walther Collection
A screen grab of the Object:Photo website showing a map of selected events in László Moholy-Nagy’s life

A screen grab of the Object:Photo website showing a map of selected events in László Moholy-Nagy’s life

When MoMA’s departments of Photography and Conservation set out to make a website to showcase the 341 photographs in the Thomas Walther Collection, the goal was to create an innovative resource that would take full advantage of the Internet’s interactivity. In December, MoMA launched Object:Photo, a digital research platform featuring four data visualizations that allow visitors to explore the materials, techniques, and art historical context of these 341 modernist photographs. Read more

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November 28, 2014  |  MoMA Stores, Tech
The MoMA Stores Celebrate Cyber Week with Tech Design Innovators

To celebrate Cyber Week, the MoMA Stores in New York are hosting in-store tech demos of some of the most exciting and innovative products that we sell. Read more

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The Art of Picasso as You’ve Never Seen It Before
Cover image of the e-book Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912–1914, published by MoMA. All works by Pablo Picasso. ©  2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Cover image of the e-book Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912–1914, published by MoMA.

MoMA recently launched its first digital-only publication, Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912–1914, edited by Anne Umland and Blair Hartzell, with Scott Gerson. This immersive, interactive study features over 400 high-resolution images and the latest research on 15 groundbreaking Cubist works created by Picasso between 1912 and 1914, and is available as an iPad app through the App Store, or an interactive PDF through MoMAstore.org. Read more

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July 2, 2014  |  Learning and Engagement, Tech
Five Steps to Making the Art & Activity MOOC
The video crew captures Lisa leading a teacher professional development session in MoMA's fourth-floor Painting and Sculpture Galleries. Photo: Stephanie Pau

The video crew captures Lisa leading a teacher professional development session in MoMA’s fourth-floor Painting and Sculpture Galleries. Photo: Stephanie Pau

On July 7, we launch Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art, a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The course is part of an ongoing partnership with MOOC provider Coursera, to provide free professional development opportunities for K–12 teachers worldwide. Read more

August 12, 2013  |  Tech
Playing Games at Museums and the Web

During my internship at MoMA, I have been working with the Department of Education’s digital learning team, focusing primarily on our online courses. It has been a fantastic experience, and I was given the opportunity to work on a cutting-edge digital initiative Read more

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July 17, 2013  |  Family & Kids, Tech
The MoMA Art Lab App: Looking for Richard

The MoMA Art Lab iPad app, released in the Apple Store about a year ago, is intended for children aged seven and above. Nine interactive activities feature a work in the Museum’s collection, along with descriptions of the artists’ processes. Read more

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April 15, 2013  |  Learning and Engagement, Tech
Tuning in and Hanging Out: Kicking Off the Art Hangs with MoMA Learning Series

On April 4, I teamed up with fellow educators Lisa Mazzola and Jessica Baldenhofer to kick off Art Hangs with MoMA Learning, an experimental series of Hangout on Air gatherings hosted by educators at MoMA. Read more