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This monthly podcast explores the intersection of technology and arts management through interviews, product reviews, humorous dialogue, and more! The Technology in the Arts podcast is produced by the Arts Management and Technology Lab, a research center of the Master of Arts Management program in Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. The AMT Lab staff currently includes Dr. Brett Crawford (Executive Director), Lutie Rodriguez (Chief Editor of Research), Angela Johnson (Podcast Produc ...
 
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In this episode, Angela has a conversation with Kirk Savage, a world-renowned University of Pittsburgh professor of Art History who has committed his life to the study and writing of public monuments. The discussion touches on the problematic aspects of public monuments, their contribution to historical erasure, and how we as a society and industry…
 
In this episode, B and Lutie talk about the remote and hybrid work landscape as employers and employees navigate a possible return to so-called normalcy as well as trends and implications of screen time. Then, B and AMT Lab Podcast Producer Angela Johnson chat with AMT Lab contributor Andrew Wolverton about the popular livestreaming software Stream…
 
To help unpack the complexities of the NFT marketplace, this episode weaves together interviews conducted by B Crittenden with three people who have expertise and varying perspectives on NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. B discusses how arts and culture are interacting with NFTs; the impact of NFTs and cryptocurrency, in general; and where this technol…
 
In this episode, B Crittenden and Dr. Brett Crawford speak with Dr. Gigi Johnson, Founder and President of Rethink Next and Executive Director of the Maremel Institute. They discuss the future of music education and virtual learning, emerging business models in the creative industry, and questioning the unquestioned.…
 
In this episode, B Crittenden and Lutie Rodriguez with guest Ariel Miller focus on recent news surrounding two popular apps: TikTok and Spotify. From biometric data collection to speech analysis on Spotify, what are these apps doing to increase audience engagement and personalization? How does that impact users’ data privacy?…
 
In this episode, a panel of AMT Lab contributors review their experiences with virtual museum engagement technology for institutions including the Benaki Museum in Greece, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. The featured panelists are Angela Johnson, Emily White, and Junyu Sun.…
 
In this In this episode, AMT Lab Podcast Producer Angela Johnson interviews Andrew Recinos, President and CEO of Tessitura Network; Kathleen Barrett, Senior Vice President of Enterprise and Head of Creative Success at Vimeo; and Emma Keith, the Director of Digital Media at the National Theatre in London, about the recent strategic partnership betwe…
 
In this month's Let's Talk episode, Angela and B speak with AMT Lab's Chief Editor, Lutie Rodriguez, about broadband access and its relationship with arts vibrancy. They then recap and reflect on the 2021 Oscars awards and discuss the new iOS update featuring App Tracking Transparency, which allows users to conveniently opt out of data tracking and…
 
In this episode, AMT Lab guest contributors Carol Niedringhaus and Katie Winter review VR experiences using Google Cardboard and Mozilla Hubs. Google Cardboard is, as the name indicates, a cardboard headset in which you can place a smartphone and engage with VR-based apps, such as Google Arts & Culture. Mozilla Hubs allows you to “share a virtual r…
 
In this month’s Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden discuss the BIPOC-led filmmaker collective, Beyond Inclusion, and their letter to PBS concerning its overreliance on Ken Burns to the detriment of filmmakers of color. They also cover the Small Business Association’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application process and the pros …
 
In this month’s Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden are joined by AMT Lab Chief Editor Lutie Rodriguez to discuss the latest update on Google Chrome’s planned elimination of third-party cookies. Angela and B then share their thoughts on NFTs and the Loud & Clear web portal, Spotify’s attempt at increasing royalty transparency.…
 
In this episode, AMT Lab contributors Rosemary Haynes, Sam Houle, and Morgan Kasprowicz explore the complicated relationship of art and the internet through the story of net art, particularly Zach Blas’ Contra-Internet. They also examine these ideas through the lenses of data policy and sociological theory and discuss what this means for arts manag…
 
In part two of the two-part interview with Renée Vara, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden discuss with her sharing art digitally and some of the opportunities and challenges that can arise. They also talk about some changes and possibilities for the future of the arts. Renée is the founder of Vara Art. She is a cultural entrepreneur, advisor, curator,…
 
In part one of this two-part interview with Renée Vara, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden discuss with her the changing arts landscape and the landmark Visual Arts Rights Act (VARA) litigation, 5Pointz v. G&M Realty, and Renée’s involvement with that case. Renée is the founder of Vara Art. She is a cultural entrepreneur, advisor, curator, and educato…
 
Angela Johnson and B Crittenden discuss the implications of the recent Golden Globe nominations, followed by a conversation about B’s research on if and why some arts organizations should look to distribute their performances on aggregate streaming platforms. They also discuss virtual volunteering and recent virtual solutions to audience engagement…
 
In the first Let’s Talk episode of the new year, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden chat about new works that have entered the public domain as of January 1, 2021 and differences in arts policy and funding between the Trump and Biden administrations. This episode was recorded before the inauguration, so we will continue to watch what happens in Biden’…
 
In this interview episode, summer podcast lead Michael Butler speaks with composer Tyson Cazier about the field of adaptive music, rising technologies in the field, and Tyson’s approach to storytelling in soundtrack composition. Cazier composes for video games and film and is a guitar professor at Utah State University.…
 
In this month’s Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden chat about how news of the Covid-19 vaccine is affecting attendance at arts institutions, as well as racial biases in AI implementation in museums. They also share their technology resolutions for 2021. Do you have any tech resolutions? Let us know in the comments!…
 
In this interview episode, Podcast Producer Angela Johnson speaks with Toya Lillard, Executive Director of viBe Theater Experience. In November 2020, she gave a guest lecture for the College of Fine Arts and Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University on using an abolitionist framework within the arts and cultural sector.…
 
In this month’s Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden chat about antitrust in Big Tech with AMT Lab contributor Sam Houle. They also discuss safe ways to celebrate and connect over the upcoming holidays and recent trends in fundraising leading up to #GivingTuesday.
 
In this interview episode, our former Podcast Producer, Alyssa Wroblewski, along with our former Technology and Innovative Content Manager, Grace Puckett, sat down with Heather McElwee, the Randi & L. Van V. Dauler, Jr. Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Glass Center. They discussed the user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design of the w…
 
In their first Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson (Podcast Producer) and B Crittenden (Technology and Interactive Content Manager) chat about Zoom fatigue with AMT Lab contributor Morgan Kasprowicz, then continue the conversation about the pandemic’s impact on the arts with a discussion about VR festivals and streaming.…
 
In this episode, Alyssa and AMT-Lab Social Media & Marketing Manager, Mikayla Dimick, sit down with Jacqueline Lipton, Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh, and Rick Lane, the CEO of Iggy Ventures, LLC. Together they discuss the pending sale of the .org domain name and the level at which this will affect nonprofits. Note: when this epis…
 
In part one of this two-part interview episode, Alyssa Wroblewski talks with Elliott Mower and Rachael Wilkinson about their experiences moving from working in the nonprofit professional arts sector into the tech sector. They reveal not only their own personal adjustments, but also what useful tactics arts managers could adopt from that industry. T…
 
In this interview episode Grace, Alyssa, and Christi sit down with Michael Walsh an American sculptor who uses modern and digital techniques, to create his artwork and talk about his works, processes, and thoughts on integrating the technologies he uses with traditional institutions.By Arts Management and Technology Lab
 
In this episode contributor Reid Manning sits down with Charles Hugh, the founder and CEO of Voxpop Games, a peer to peer game distribution and development platform. Together, they discuss the launch of the Voxpop platform and their mission of supporting streamers and developers by utilizing profit sharing with marketing.…
 
In this episode, Lydia Kilian, the chief editor of research at AMT lab, sat down with Chance Lytle, a game designer at Schell games, and a recent graduate from the entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Together, they will discuss several projects that Chance worked on with interactive game design, audience engagement, and g…
 
[Part 2 of 2] In this episode Alyssa and guest co-host André Solomon sit down with Grace Stewart, the Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Project Manager at the American Alliance of Museums. Together they will discuss the Alliance’s Facing Change Initiative and how the project is addressing equity in museums across the nation.…
 
[Part 1 of 2] In this episode Alyssa and guest co-host André Solomon sit down with Grace Stewart, the Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Project Manager at the American Alliance of Museums. Together they will discuss the Alliance’s Facing Change Initiative and how the project is addressing equity in museums across the nation.…
 
Join Alyssa as she sits down with Sarika Sanyal, Program Director of Future Tenant, to follow up on Future Tenant’s experimental programming, how they shifted in-person programming to digital platforms, and their adjustment to remote work as an organization supporting local artists and partners in the arts.…
 
In the eight installment of our Let’s Talk series, Alyssa and Grace sit down to dive deeper into ways arts organizations are adjusting to coronavirus mandates across the globe by adopting new technology, contemplating automation, and trying out new fundraising strategies.By Arts Management and Technology Laboratory
 
Join Alyssa as she sits down with contributor Helen Boo to talk about the potential impacts of 5G and the Internet of Things on the arts industry across the globe. Together they discuss how these technologies may improve interactive installations, inspire the building of green initiatives, and potential data security concerns for the arts.…
 
In this episode, Alyssa phones in with Yuri Suzuki, a sound artist, designer, and electronic musician. Together, they discuss the concepts of Yuri’s interactive pieces, how audiences react to them, and how museum and exhibition spaces can host interactive artworks. Special thanks goes to the Dallas Museum of Art and Pentagram for allowing AMT-Lab t…
 
In this episode, Alyssa and Brett sit down with Attack Theatre’s Executive Director, Rebecca Himberger, and Quantum Theater’s Managing Director, Stewart Urist, to chat about different ways to approach project management using technology in an arts organization. Together they discuss the pros and cons of Airtable and Asana, two popular and widely us…
 
In a special Let’s Talk episode, Grace and Alyssa sit down to share some ideas for social engagement, fundraising, and communication during the coronavirus pandemic. Special thanks goes to Liz Kane and Seattle Symphony for allowing us to interview them and provide their expertise within this episode. All articles that are mentioned within the episo…
 
In this episode, Alyssa interviews Matt Zywica, Dylan Vitone, and Mark Baskinger of MoonArk, the time capsule and micro museum that is scheduled to go to the moon in 2021. Together, they discuss the organizational process of collaborating with up to 300 artists, the challenges of the ten-year-long project, and the final product that will make its w…
 
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