April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Workshops: Description

Power to the Pod People: Design your own Podcast

Stephanie Pau, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
Tim Svenonius, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

What is a podcast? How can I create my own? These are just a couple of the questions floating around the museum field today. This hands-on pre-conference workshop, Power to the Pod People: Design Your Own Podcast is presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's lean, yet fierce Interactive Educational Technologies (IET) team. SFMOMA's IET team has extensive experience in producing multi-media for the Web and kiosks, and is currently co-producing a monthly "Artcast" in collaboration with Antenna Audio, Inc. IET brings experience in video and audio editing, content development, HTML and Flash programming, Web authoring and publishing, and now, podcasting.

The half-day workshop will encompass all aspects of the podcasting process: scripting, digital recording, downloading audio, audio editing, publishing, and loading onto the iPod (or other MP3 player) via iTunes. The workshop will begin with an overview of the technology required to produce a podcast, and will include handouts explaining RSS feeds, content aggregators, digital audio formatting, and online resources.

Participants are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and make their own podcast featuring an object, collection, or place in their museum. Museum participants may want to come prepared with a short audio script (2 minutes or less) and if possible, their own laptops and MP3 players. Course instructors will walk them through the podcasting process from beginning to end, and with any luck, Power to the Pod People will do just that -- give people the power to design and implement their own dynamic and engaging podcasts.

Workshop: Podcasting [Morning]

Keywords: podcasting, iPods in education, museumcasts, audio tours, metadata, RSS feed