This afternoon, I'm on panel called "Print and Digital Media, the Museum's 21st Century Storytellers" at the American Alliance of Museums annual meeting in Baltimore. Joining me on the panel are Kara Kirk from the Getting and Liz Neely (@lili_czarina) from the Art Institute of Chicago. For my part, I'll be speaking about "agile publishing" which I define in the talk as:
"Any fast, reasonably cheap and simple method of telling our stories in a meaningful, frictionless and often iterative way."
I first wrote about agile publishing last year in a post for Beyond the Printed Page about Harvard Art Museums' unique digital companion publication for their exhibition Jasper Johns / In Press. In today's AAM panel, I'm talking about that project along with two other case studies: A magazine version of an exhibition catalogue on Ai Weiwei, by the Hirshhorn Museum; and my own recent project, a free e-book of all the exhibition materials from the show, From Above: Aerial Photography from the Center for Creative Photography at the Phoenix Art Museum (a project about which I'll be writing about in more depth in the coming months).
As usual, the full presentation is available for download here as an e-book. It's in the EPUB format, and though optimized for presentation on an iPad, it should be readable (if not also always pretty) on most other devices. iPad/iPhone users, visit this page on your device, click the download link and select "Open in iBooks". Android users can do the same thing, but with the reading app, Aldiko installed instead of iBooks. And to read from your desktop computer, we recommend Sony's free reading app, or the free Readium extension for the Chrome browser.