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What next for ArtBabble?

It’s amazing how time flies.  It seems like yesterday that ArtBabble officially launched, all the way back in April.  I remember many of the IMA staff, and even our friends at Art:21 working into the early hours of the night to make sure everything was ready for the launch.  I might have even enjoyed a glass of scotch to celebrate when I finally went to bed around 3am.  It was a proud accomplishment for many of us at the IMA who had poured a tremendous amount of effort into creating the site.  On top of that, we were beyond thrilled to partner with organizations like Art:21, LACMA, SFMoMA, MoMA, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and NYPL.

But, you might be quick to point out, that’s yesterdays news.  And you’re right.

Play Art Loud! ArtBabble.org

Goodies on ArtBabble

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Prepping for Pecha Kucha

For one not terribly verbose, I can buy into the concept of Pecha Kucha. I’m still not sure of the correct pronunciation, but I dig the 20 seconds at twenty slide rule of presenting. I’ve never been to one, but I have been researching and watching examples of good and bad approaches to PK. The IMA hosted one a few months ago and plans to hold another event in The Toby later this year. Pecha Kucha events occur all over the world. They’re like viral videos. But real. They’re so big, even the mighty WIRED Magazine wrote about them a couple of years ago. 6 minutes and 40 seconds of creativity.

Check out Pecha-Kucha.org for more info

Check out Pecha-Kucha.org for more info

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Some IMA Summer Plans

The end of the long soccer season always signals the beginning of summer for me. So, when Manchester United got soundly beaten (2-0) by a technically superior FC Barcelona last night in Rome, I immediately turned my thoughts to the summer. As you may or may not know, I occasionally try to throw in some soccer talk when possible, and I try to make it somewhat relevant.  In this case, it’s the teaser into some of the things we’re doing at the IMA this summer.  Not bad, huh?

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Twitter inspirations, Woody Woodpecker and more from the IMA

Based on the title of this post, expect a lot of different things from me today.  Yesterday, in the midst of figuring out a post topic, I turned to Facebook & Twitter for topic suggestions.  Some people responded with some thoughtful concepts, so I want to address those in some ways.  “Woody Woodpecker” isn’t just being used as a clever title to get you to read my entry.  Keep reading, its relevant.  And I wanted to start with a quick shout out to On the Cusp, who just launched a new design for their site.   I like it and I think you will too.   Check out the new look and learn what’s going on in the local Indianapolis arts scene.

The NEW On the Cusp

The NEW On the Cusp

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Trying to go viral

Phil’s post yesterday got me thinking.  At Museums and the Web a couple of weeks ago (check out Charlie’s post), Rob and I presented our paper about online video.  At the end of our talk, I was asked if the IMA ever created viral video content.  My response was immediate and along the lines of this:  I’m not sure a museum could create a successful viral video.  It would have to come from someone outside the museum and break lots of rules. But then Phil wrote about viral videos and I started thinking.

The IMA is not immune to the viral video idea.  Our first ever YouTube video was conceived as a marketing, viral video in support of an exhibition.  That was almost three years ago.

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About Daniel

Job Title: Director of New Media. Interests: I love soccer, airports, traveling, formula one, robots, dinosaurs, ducks and cooking. Favorite Movies: Kung Fu Hustle, The Natural, The Bourne Trilogy, Science of Sleep, and I’m a big fan of Steve McQueen and Peter Sellers. Favorite Music: This is what I’m into right now – EPMD, Flight of the Conchords, De La Soul and Johnny Cash. Favorite Food: Ha - I’ll pretty much eat anything, but I would love some ribs, fish tacos, gummi worms, and some scones. Pets: 3 cats (Louis, Ludwig and Ella). Something you should know about me: I love riding a bicycle.

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