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Thursday, November 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Stories of Resilience and Resistance: What Happens When Cyclical Work Becomes Sisyphean?

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This session aims to explore Sisyphean efforts—or everyday endeavors that become endless and in turn ineffective and burdensome—and pathways that professionals at different stages of their career have used to navigate such difficulties. Whether it is in the realm of system administration, grant applications, or emotional labor, workers in our sector must creatively navigate the variety of iterative work or environments that can generate feelings of helplessness and fatigue. Through group storytelling and reflection, we will explore what it means to shoulder that burden, cast off (or shatter) the boulder, and the ways in which resilience can both help and hurt. In doing so, this session seeks to collectively discover the many routes that land us in such efforts, and share experiences that lead to their resolution, disruption, or sustainability.

We would love for you to submit your story for our group reflection! 
Signup form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVGBPLULmWJeBRkQDc1tKJLZlAORK3JFD6rALPvC44zmK-5w/viewform
This session is Chatham house rules- stories can be shared anonymously.

Speakers
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Jessica BrodeFrank

Digital Collections Access Manager, Adler Planetarium
Jessica BrodeFrank is the Digital Collections Access Manager at the Adler Planetarium. She holds a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University with a concentration in Digital Asset Management. She currently is pursuing a PhD in Digital Humanities at the... Read More →
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Adrienne Adams (they/them)

PhD Student, University of Southern California
Former LACMA Emerging Arts Professional Fellow, where I worked with 8 departments including the Collection Information and Digital Assets Department. Current research in American Studies and Ethnicity program at USC focuses on how database architectures have historically structured... Read More →
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Jessica Milby

Manager, Digital Records, Archives, & Publications, Penn Museum
Jessica Milby adapted her fine arts and art history background into working with technology. As the Penn Museum's Manager of Digital Records, Archives, and Publications, she guides digital transitions, evolves museum procedures and content, develops new public resources, and advances... Read More →
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Meredith Steinfels

Assistant Director, Digital Platforms, Media, & Archives, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
I am a database/digital asset/digital project manager and archivist at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth. Within my practice I focus on equitable digital literacy and access to information.


Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Open video conference and chat
  Experimental Session
  • Chatham House Rules Yes