Speaker: Jonathan Bowen
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Jonathan Bowen

Emeritus Professor
London South Bank University
Faculty of Business
Borough Road
SE1 0AA United Kingdom

Prof. Jonathan P. Bowen, FRSA, FBCS, is Chair of Museophile Limited, a museum and IT consultancy company. He is also a Visiting Professor at King's College London (2007-2009) and an Emeritus Professor at London South Bank University. From 2010, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster. In 2007 he was a visiting academic at University College London; in 2008 he was a visiting lecturer at Brunel University and during 2008-2009 he worked on a large high integrity software engineering project. Previously he was at the University of Reading, the Oxford University Computing Laboratory and Imperial College, London. He has been involved with the field of computing in both industry and academia since 1977. As well as computer science, his interests extend to online museums and the history of computing. Bowen established the Virtual Library museums pages (VLmp) in 1994, a Web-based directory of museum Web sites worldwide that was adopted by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). He was Honorary Chair at the first Museums and the Web conference in 1997 and has contributed to each of the annual MW conferences since then. He guest edited two special issues of the Museums International journal concerning on-line museums and has co-chaired several of the EVA London conferences on Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. In 2002, Bowen founded Museophile Limited with the aim to help museums online, especially in the areas of web accessibility, discussion forums, collaborative e-commerce, personalization, search engine visibility and wikis (http://museums.wikia.com) . He is an enthusiastic contributor to Wikipedia in the area of museums and on computing topics. Bowen is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and of the British Computer Society. He holds an MA degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University.

Jonathan will present Can Twitter Save Bletchley Park?. [Paper]
Jonathan will demonstrate Dulwich OnView: A museum blog run by the community for the community. [Demonstration]