Speaker: Shelley Mannion
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Shelley Mannion

University of Lugano
Grienbachstrasse 38
6300 Switzerland

Shelley Mannion is a graduate student and researcher at the University of Lugano (Switzerland). Before returning to academia in 2004, she worked for nine years as a Web designer and developer for Internet startups in Europe and North America. She founded and managed the Web department of a Dutch Internet software startup during the Wild West days of the Web. She also designed and built database-backed Web sites for clients in corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors. At the University of Lugano, Shelley works as a teaching assistant and student advocate, encouraging students to use their voices to shape and improve the newly established program. In 2005, she received the Network USImpresa scholarship for academic performance. Shelley is currently conducting research for the Rubin Foundation on social tagging of Himalayan art on the steve.museum platform. Other research interests include: biographical museums, oral histories, the museum visit life cycle, data visualization as interface, and the impact of participatory technologies in shaping the future museum. Shelley holds a BA in Art History and Computer Science from Smith College in Massachusetts.

Shelley will present School of Tech: Educating experts in cultural heritage multimedia. [Professional Forum]