I am a digital media producer at Nordiska museet in Stockholm, Sweden. Here you'll find blog posts on digital media in museums as well as more personal posts.

Posts

  • Levels of Open Source, Revisited

    In a previous blog post, I tried to characterize four levels of open source usage in the museum sector. I’d like to return to these levels, adding examples from my own workplace, the Nordic Museum. […]

  • Programming Goals for 2017

    Working with digital media in museums means I’m trying to understand two vastly different fields at the same time: technology and the humanities. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the pace of technological innovation when I’m involved in only a handful of digital projects per year. By the time I figure out how to be a decent client in, say, ordering a multi-platform mobile app using Titanium, every developer in the field has switched to new frameworks and platforms. At the Nordic Museum we mainly deal with websites and web apps, so my focus is on html/javascript. Even if we could keep our investments that that narrow (there are also Objective C, Java and Python projects to keep functional) there’s a wide range of web apps using Wordpress & Drupal, PHP, Node.js and a bunch of other frameworks to maintain. […]

  • Open Source in Museums – Now What?

    I didn’t participate in last week’s Museums and the Web conference in Los Angeles, but I followed the twitter conversation from home most nights (that’s what happens when there’s a 9 hour time difference). […]

  • Digitalt på Nordiska museet

    Första året på Nordiska museet har passerat och snart är det dags för några månaders föräldraledighet. Tänkte bara lägga upp länkar till två digitala projekt jag varit inblandad i: den interaktiva kartan Tidskikaren och nyöppnade utställningen Med smak av humle – odla och brygg. […]

  • Nordiska museet on Wikimedia Commons

    New blog post over at the Nordiska museet Department of New Media blog (where I’ll be posting more regularly from now on): how are Nordiska museet’s images used on Wikipedia? […]

  • #AskACurator: book recommendations

    Today’s date is September 17, and that means it’s #AskACurator day. I used the opportunity to ask for book recommendations on the history of museums. […]

  • Vad är en digital utställning?

    Häromdagen efterlyste Kristoffer Soldal, projektledare på Nordiskt centrum för kulturarvspedagogik, exempel på bra digitala utställningar. […]

  • Open Source Museum Apps

    Museum apps are becoming more and more common around the world. Very few apps, however, are available as open source. Considering the public funding of most museums, it might be interesting to discuss whether our apps should be released to the public more often. […]

  • Technology Alone is Not Enough

    From the iPad keynote: […]

  • Iterative exhibitions, case study

    Regarding my last post, here’s a case study by Eric Socolofsky, New Media Exhibit Developer at the Exploratorium, of what I was actually aiming for: trying out your exhibits with a live audience. […]

  • What Can Curators Learn From Coders?

    I think there is a fundamental difference between old-school exhibitions on one side and agile web development on the other. […]

  • Museums, internet, thoughts

    Thanks to the Swedish Exhibition Agency, I was able to visit the conference Museums and the Web, held this April in San Diego. Four days of inspiring workshops, seminars and unconference sessions later, my brain was buzzing with feedback, theories and concrete ideas to test. I started out this last Friday with a talk for my colleagues and this is step 2: a blog (yet another) about museums in the new digital age. […]