Michael Edson put the development of a strategy for social media at the Smithsonian Institution on a public-facing wiki where anyone could monitor progress.
In this FIR Interview, Shel Holtz chats with Michael about the reactions and results produced by the effort, along with the Smithsonian’s approaches to new media.
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About our Conversation Partner
Michael Edson is the Smithsonian Institution’s Director of Web and New Media Strategy. Michael has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and New Media for museums, including content development, digitization, blogging, gaming, public access to collections, information architecture, networking, place-of-business applications, programming, project management, graphic design, animation, audio and video production, mobile platforms, and citizen-created content.
In addition to developing the Smithsonian’s first Web and New Media Strategy, Michael helped create the Smithsonian’s first blog, Eye Level, and the first Alternate Reality Game to take place in a museum, Ghosts of a Chance.
Michael has a BA from Wesleyan University.
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(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shelâ€™s and my podcast blog.)