2015 Participatory Culture in the Library

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2015 Participatory Culture in the Library

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Monday 14 September at 10:00 – 11:30

Participatory culture is a neologism in reference of, but opposite to a Consumer culture--in other words a culture in which private persons (the public) do not act as consumers only, but also as contributors or producers (prosumers) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participatory_culture

Participatory Culture in the Library - Presentation by Greg Mickells, Library Director, Madison Public Library; Trent Miller, Head Bubblerarian, Madison Public Library; Nate Davis, Co-Founder Steel House-

Photos and a short video from our actual presentation at NEXT LIBRARY

Description of Session
Join us for a polyphonic experiment in poetry performance.
Discarding the usual separation between audience and
performer, we’ll use smartphones to compose and perform an
exciting multivocal poetry together, harmoniously,
cacophonously, uproariously. Poets will join us to share
their compositions and visions for this new poetic application
of our interconnective technologies.

Organizers:

Trent Miller is an artist, curator, and the Head Bubblerarian at Madison Public Library, where he is spearheading the library's makers’ focused program called The Bubbler. He was recently recognized by Library Journal as a 2015 Mover & Shaker.  Miller centers his energies on establishing the public library as a platform for creative and innovative art events, shows, and workshops with an emphasis on local creators.   

Nate Davis PhD  has worked in technology, music, math, art, and finance. He is a cofounder of Steel House, a center for design, technology, and education in Rockland, Maine, USA. His current creative projects are attempts to use technology to craft a more embracing humanism. His current technical work focuses on artificial intelligence and machine learning

Greg Mickells is the Director of the Madison Public Library (Wisconsin, USA)   He recently oversaw the completion of a $30M renovation of Madison’s Central Library which opened to the public in September 2013.  He has been an advocate for public libraries to be involved in community engagement through proactive programming of space and inviting the community to help refine and redefine library services.

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