I am a lifelong museum professional, currently Chief Content Officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. I'm interested in publishing across multiple platforms; the aggregation of cultural data; opening up archival and rights-restricted content from moribund publications; new ways to measure cultural output; and accessibility and universal design.
If anyone is interested, I'd love to share an older project that I believe is still promising, research--begun four years ago in Los Angeles to test new ways to measure cultural output in a city through the mining of published event information. The project imagines a bottom-up (rather than top-down) data set that provides real-time--as well as longitudinal--info about the availability, affordability, and diversity of cultural offerings on a block-by-block basis. The project has implications for city planners, funders, cultural heritage programmers and professionals, but also for citizens interested for advocating for cultural offerings and services in their neighborhoods and for promoting the work of their communities. (There are a number of other projects that could be of interest to the group, including several experimental accessibility project, that I might be interested in sharing, depending on the makeup of the group.)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Archive, Museum, Research