Michael Edson returns to FIR to introduce the prototype of the Smithsonian Commons, an interactive tool for digitally sharing the Smithsonianâ€™s assets and enabling social interaction about them.
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About our Conversation Partner
Michael Edson is the Smithsonian Institutionâ€™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 Smithsonianâ€™s first Web and New Media Strategy, Michael helped create the Smithsonianâ€™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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- FIR Interview: Michael Edson, Smithsonian Institution – October 1, 2009