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Michael Edson

Michael Edson
Director, Web & New Media Strategy, Smithsonian Institution

Website | @mpedson

Michael Edson is the Smithsonian Institution’s Director of Web and New Media Strategy. Michael has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and New Media for museums, including content development, digitization, blogging, gaming, public access to collections, information architecture, networking, place-of-business applications, programming, project management, graphic design, animation, audio and video production, mobile platforms, and citizen-created content. helped create the Smithsonian’s first blog, Eye Level, and the first Alternate Reality Game to take place in a museum, Ghost of a Chance. Michael has a BA from Wesleyan University.


Debra Louison Lavoy (Open Text), Michael Edson (Smithsonian Institution)
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Transparency is one of the cornerstones of the Gov 2.0 movement. This panel examines a transparent project from the Smithsonian Institution to show you how it was done, why it was done, and what worked and what didn't. Panelists will discuss how to overcome obstacles, including internal resistance and beauracracy. Read more.
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