Speaker: Sebastian Chan
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Sebastian Chan

Powerhouse Museum
Web Services
PO Box K346
Haymarket NSW
1235 Australia

Sebastian Chan is the Manager of the Web Services Unit at the Powerhouse Museum. Coming from a background in social policy, journalism and media criticism as well as information technology, he has been building and producing websites and interactive media since the mid 1990s. At the Powerhouse he has been responsible for driving a strong user focus in design, usability and content, as well as expanding the scope and reach of the museum's suite of online projects. His other interests include electronic music and digital art, and he has directed and curated large scale national and international events and festivals, as well as producing related media from radio to print. He runs the Fresh + New blog covering issues and new ideas around digital media and museums at http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/dmsblog/

Sebastian will present Radical Trust: The state of the museum blogosphere. [Mini-Workshop]
Sebastian will present Tagging and Searching - serendipity and museum collection databases. [Paper]
Sebastian will teach Planning Social Media for Museums - FULL. [Workshop]
Sebastian will demonstrate Design Hub - an online magazine and portal to the collections of the world's design museums. [Demonstration]