Questions of Practice: Technologist Dr. Suse Anderson on the Cultural Implications of Digital Technology

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Digital technology evolves and accelerates at an intimidating rate, and modern audiences can often adopt new trends more quickly than most institutions. To reckon with ever-mutating devices, platforms, and paradigms, cultural practitioners must be vigilant, nimble, and deliberate. In these videos, the Center’s 2018–19 Visiting Technologist Dr. Suse Anderson offers her perspective on why there is more to embrace than to fear from these technologies and unpacks some of the ethical considerations for employing them.

Digital technologies carry with them a host of ethical considerations. Dr. Anderson outlines how cultural institutions can approach their use.

Questions of Practice: Technologist Dr. Suse Anderson on the Cultural Implications of Digital Technology

Technologist Dr. Suse Anderson. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on February 28, 2019.

Digital replication can be more than a diminished version of the analog. Using music as an example, Dr. Anderson examines how new technology can enhance rather than replace.

Questions of Practice: Technologist Dr. Suse Anderson on Digital and Analog Media

Technologist Dr. Suse Anderson. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on February 28, 2019.

Dr. Suse Anderson was The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2018–19 Visiting Technologist, leading an examination of forward-thinking technology work in the arts and culture field. Anderson is assistant professor of museum studies at The George Washington University and host of Museopunks, a podcast for the progressive museum (presented by the American Alliance of Museums).

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