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My Twitter Chain: Museum-Tech Tweeters Pummel Me, Re: My WSJ Article & Blog Posts

The museum digerati have struck back.

Below is my compilation of the Twitter storm that erupted yesterday around my Wall Street Journal story and related blog posts about museums’ use of technology in their galleries. I became the subject of a social-media feeding frenzy, in which I was transformed into a straw man (stick-in-the-mud adversary of tech-related experimentation, change and inclusiveness), the better to be knocked down.

Twitter is no place to make nuanced arguments (although I gave it a try). I dropped out of the argument after numerous attempts to make my position clear. But it keeps going on even today, with everyone feeling it incumbent upon themselves to lecture me about the importance of finding new ways to experience art. (Alright already! I already knew that!)

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