Exhibition Work, April Update

As with last month’s post, my ongoing exhibition work with the Barry has been moving in two interrelated but distinct directions. On the one hand, I’ve been continuing my research into robots and automata, focusing particularly on their cultural histories. At the same time, we’ve been addressing the more practical side of exhibition work by… Continue reading Exhibition Work, April Update

Museums in Times of Crisis: An Equality Lab Virtual Symposium

In October I told you about Finding Home, a virtual symposium from the Equality Lab that looked at the concept of home during the pandemic. Last Friday, we hosted another symposium addressing the pandemic and the overarching need for social change, Museums in Times of Crisis. Organized by Laura Beltr├ín-Rubio and myself, this symposium provided… Continue reading Museums in Times of Crisis: An Equality Lab Virtual Symposium

Exhibition Work, March Update

Last month my exhibition work with the Barry Art Museum started moving in two interrelated directions. On the one hand, I’ve continued doing my research independently, reading about different topics and artists and taking notes for future reference. I’ve also started meeting with the museum’s education and exhibition staff as a group, as we start… Continue reading Exhibition Work, March Update

Exhibition Work, February Update

Last month I talked about my ongoing readings about the Uncanny Valley and other broad themes relating to robots. Today I’ll share what I’ve been up to since January 1st, and more specifically my explorations into the more nuanced aspects of human-robot interactions. Most likely it’s my art historical background speaking, but I’ve been considering… Continue reading Exhibition Work, February Update

Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures

COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things, or at least think about how we do things, from working remotely to providing education. Academic conferences are no exception. While some organizations like the American Studies Association or the Space Between Society have opted to postpone their gatherings until next year, others have… Continue reading Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures