Sebastian Chan is director of digital and emerging media at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and a Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders Fellow. Watch the following clips and add your voice to the discussion, using the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts. In this clip, he talks about the convergence of street, markets and institutions and how that affects and is affected by the notion of "quality art." Here he discusses the challenge faced by institutions as culture becomes … [Read more...]
About Seb Chan
Sebastian Chan is director of Digital & Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. He is responsible for the Museum‘s complete digital renewal. Previously based at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, he is known for his expertise in open access, mass networked collaboration, digital strategy and cultivating innovation in the cultural sector. He has consulted for museums and libraries worldwide helping them adapt and change to the digital age. He was a member of the Australian Government's Gov 2.0 Taskforce, and serves on several nonprofit advisory boards. He has a former life as a festival and event organizer in electronic arts and founded Cyclic Defrost magazine. He blogs at freshandnew.org.