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Ze Frank Takes Over (My) Museum

Museum 2.0

That's how I felt when artist Ze Frank got in touch to talk about a potential museum exhibition to explore a physical site/substantiation for his current online video project, A Show (s ee minute 2:20, above). And to cut to the end of the story first, yes, we are creating a project together, yes, you can participate, and yes to whatever other questions this brings up in your head. To recreate childhood photographs. His projects are rigorous, sincere, and generous.

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Five Reasons to Come to MuseumCamp 2017

Museum 2.0

Dive into co-creative project design. A month before MuseumCamp, the MAH is opening a new exhibition, Lost Childhoods , co-developed with foster youth, youth advocates, and artists in our community. This project is experimental, complicated work. Artists are striving to follow their direction to beautiful ends. At MuseumCamp, we'll pull back the curtain on Lost Childhoods' process and product. Check out past projects here.)

Want to Co-Create an Exhibition on a Hot Issue? Introducing the Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit

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Two years ago, our team at the MAH embarked on our most challenging co-creation project ever. We partnered with foster youth, former foster youth, artists, and community advocates to create an exhibition that used art to spark action on issues facing foster youth. This project wove together many different participatory threads. The lessons I learned from Lost Childhoods are at the heart of the OF/BY/FOR ALL project we're building now.

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Share Our Strength Day of Service: Painting Murals in the School Cafeteria

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

   I met both of the artists and did live stream interviews with them.    I also talked to the volunteers about why they were so passionate about the issue of ending childhood hunger.   Mural Artist Alex Volkonsky. Michael is a founding director and President of End Childhood Hunger. Below are my flickr photos from the mural projects in the cafeteria

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

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Despite her family's affluence, Lorraine Hansberry's childhood in Chicago during the 1930s was not without hardship, discrimination, and segregation. American Edmonia "Wildfire" Lewis is considered the first woman of Native American and African descent to achieve international fame as a sculptor at a time when artists of color were hardly celebrated and slavery was still legal. Gentileschi is remembered, however, as an accomplished Baroque artist whose trials did not define her art.

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How Do You Inspire Visitors to Take Action After They Leave?

Museum 2.0

This month, we opened a new exhibition at the MAH, Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and Foster Youth Museum (brief video clip from opening night here ). This exhibition is a big accomplishment for us because it incorporates multiple ways we push boundaries at the MAH: we co-designed it with 100+ community partners (C3) , including artists, foster youth, and youth advocates, with youth voices driving the project from big idea to install to programming.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

If you're trying launch a project, like a community center or a film festival, KickStarter or Indiegogo might be the way to go. The Scoop: Perhaps one of the most buzzed about crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter is a way to fund projects. Project creators offer rewards and incentives for donations to thank backers for their support. It is open to creators from all backgrounds – from charities to video game developers to artists.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

If you're trying launch a project, like a community center or a film festival, KickStarter or Indiegogo might be the way to go. The Scoop: Perhaps one of the most buzzed about crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter is a way to fund projects. Project creators offer rewards and incentives for donations to thank backers for their support. It is open to creators from all backgrounds – from charities to video game developers to artists.

PostSecret: Lessons in Meaningful User-Generated Content

Museum 2.0

But today I had an experience that reinvigorated my love for and belief in tangible projects that can fill museums with content that is user-generated, shared, and explored. Each secret can be a regret, hope, funny experience, unseen kindness, fantasy, belief, fear, betrayal, erotic desire, feeling, confession, or childhood humiliation. the cards, get books signed, and share their passion for this project. What makes this such a great community art project?

Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth Kanter

The Little Golden books from my childhood, non-fiction books that revolutionized my perspective of the world and novels that I rarely take the luxury of reading. If we are successful, we’ll join over 15,000 artists, filmmakers, activists, and entrepreneurs who have collectively raised over $125 million using this innovative “crowd-funding” model. Dollars help make independent projects possible. Wisconsin Rising trailer and Kickstarter Campaign from samayfield on Vimeo.

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story

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Historians can narrate stories of a city’s development or you can tell your own story of fond childhood memories. Curtis Wong of Microsoft Research has a wonderful presentation of Microsoft’s World Wide Telescope project where the tool for presenting the universe around us sets a stage for storytelling by allowing researchers and students alike to create a narrative through the interface. Interactive artist, Jonathan Harris is an amazing story teller. "

Designing Interactives for Adults: Put Down the Dayglow

Museum 2.0

The common museum knowledge on this issue is that adults are timid, that we have lost some of the wonder, impulsiveness, and active creativity of childhood days. For example, one of the little participatory projects we're doing now is on the butterfly effect. We're showing an installation by artist Shelby Graham which features beautiful photographs of butterflies juxtaposed with images of the bombing of Japan in World War II.

Competition in the Gallery

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They received over 4,000 submissions from all 50 states, which were judged by a panel of seven—including museum staff and outside artists. Perhaps the most well-thought-out piece of this project is its web component. The museum also invited a number of artists to participate in “Portrait of an Artist,” in which competitors were given blog space by NPG to write about their artistic processes and the development of their submission piece.

Connect With a Cause | Beaconfire Wire

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I read letters about friends and families from my childhood and see pictures of their children and learn of their accomplishments throughout the year. Many local chapters of nonprofits will commission local artists to create cards featuring area locations. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Curated Collaborative Filtering: Listening to Pandora

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You enter a seed artist or song (or several) and Pandora starts playing music that it interprets as related in some way to your selections. It doesn’t just group artists together and play music by similar musicians. Pandora is a product of the Music Genome Project , in which musicians define the individual “genes” of a song via signifiers and use those to generate song “vectors” that can then be compared to create highly specific and complex musical narratives.