First things first, let me start by highlighting one of the The Nugget Factory’s latest productions – Welcome to the IMA. This is piece we produced in part for the 125th Gala, this past weekend, to appear in the new Indianapolis Airport and for other multi-purpose uses. Please enjoy.
And speaking of the 125th Gala, we uploaded images from this incredible event to our Flickr account. Have fun.
Some of you know that I sit directly across from the my brilliant colleague Despi. The other day we were discussing the amount of social networking sites we find ourselves updating and following (and we’re not sure why). Aside from our IMA specific efforts, we’re personally on Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and now thanks to Richard and the recent mass museum frenzy – Twitter.
I really want to talk about Twitter today. In the past couple of weeks I’ve heard Twitter mentioned more than anything around the IMA – “When is the IMA going to start twittering?”. My answer is always this – we’re not going to copy another museum here – it needs to be original (we’ll get to that shortly). To be perfectly honest, I’m not sold on Twitter. I wonder if it has peaked as a social networking tool? For instance, the always innovative Brooklyn Museum has been laying down the tweet, going on two years! What do you think?
Here are some of the IMA Twitter ideas, so far –
- Maxwell Anderson, The Melvin and Bren Simon Director and CEO twittering (he’s way too busy)
- A work of art twittering (undergoing conservation, installation and then staring at visitors)
- The Nugget Factory twittering (would be lots of fun, but might get yanked)
- A general IMA update Twitter
- 100 Acres Twitter
That’s it for now. Have an opinion on Twitter? Have an IMA Twitter idea? I’ll buy lunch for whoever leaves the best comment (Richard excluded from lunch, but definitely not commenting).