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Thursday, November 19 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Platforms Are Not Neutral. A Roundtable about the Responsibility of Institutions when Selecting Digital Platforms.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic forced people to work remotely, Zoom took the world by storm in spite of known privacy and security concerns. Users embraced digital platforms, tacitly consenting to give away personal data for convenience and a free service. As our institutions navigate their engagements with tech companies, are we exposing our visitors to risk? What responsibility do we have as museums' technologists in using platforms ethically?

Speakers
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Eric Longo

Executive Director, MCN
Eric Longo is MCN's Executive Director. Trained as a lawyer, Eric held various roles in media, publishing, and advertising before joining the museum sector in 2001. He's taught at Johns Hopkins, Fordham and NYU. He lives in Catskill, NY.
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Marty Spellerberg

Principal, Spellerberg Associates
Research, design and development for artists, museums, cultural institutions. Director of Spellerberg Projects, an art space in Lockhart TX.
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Matt Popke

Developer, Denver Art Museum
Matt is the developer at the Denver Art Museum. Web sites, systems integration, business intelligence and analytics systems.
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nikhil trivedi

Director of Engineering, Art Institute of Chicago
nikhil trivedi is an application developer at a museums in Chicago where he builds software connected to collections, including internal workflow system, interactives, websites and infrastructure to share data. He's also a regular contributor for The Incluseum, and co-created Visitors... Read More →
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Sarah Wambold

Executive Producer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sarah Wambold is an executive producer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her diverse portfolio of projects includes websites, documentary-style videos, digital publications, user-experience research, an augmented reality application, and an award-winning podcast. She has worked for... Read More →
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Dana Allen-Greil

Director of Digital Strategy, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dana Allen-Greil is Director of Digital Strategy at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Dana has led web and social media efforts at the National Archives, National Gallery of Art, Ogilvy Public Relations, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Kaiser Family Foundation... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
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