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Calder Zwicky - Associate Educator, Teen & Community Programmes, MoMA
Calder Zwicky is the Associate Educator for Teen and Community Programs at the Museum of Modern Art. In this capacity, he oversees the Museum's Community Partnerships initiative, which creates programming for a wide-range of underserved and historically-overlooked audiences including incarcerated youth, post-incarcerated adults, HIV/AIDS service organizations, homelessness initiatives, and more. He also oversees the institution’s free programming for teens, including their long-running In the Making workshops and the MoMA + MoMA PS1 Cross-Museum Collective. He has worked for a variety of museums including the Walker Art Center, the Queens Museum, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Heather Corcoran - Executive Director of Rhizome
Heather Corcoran is Executive Director of Rhizome, a leading organisation for contemporary art and technology, based online and at the New Museum, New York. She comes to Rhizome from the artist film commissioning agency, Film and Video Umbrella, London, where she served as Deputy Director, and was previously Curator at FACT, the UK’s leading centre for new media. She has held positions at various contemporary art and technology organisations in the UK and North America, including Interaccess Electronic Media Arts, SPACE, the Barbican Centre, AND Festival and the 2010 Liverpool Biennial, where she was contributing Curator.
Sree Sreenivasan - Chief Digital Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) is the first Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the Met, he leads a 70-person world-class team on topics he loves: digital, social, mobile, video, apps, email, interactives, data and more. He joined the Met after spending 20+ years at Columbia University as full-time professor at Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university's first Chief Digital Officer.In 2009, he was named one of AdAge's 25 media people to follow on Twitter; in 2010 was named one of Poynter's 35 most influential people in social media; and in 2014, was named one of the most influential Chief Digital Officers by CDO Club. You can find him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sree and and on the web at http://sree.net
The NYT recently wrote about the digital strategy of the Met and Sree, on the occasion of his first anniversary at the Museum: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/arts/design/museums-see-different-virtues-in-virtual-worlds.html?_r=0 And the Met's flagship iOS app just launched - http://metmuseum.org/app - and it was named a Best New App by Apple; a Must-Have App by DesignSponge; and an App of the Week by iLounge. BusinessInsider used the app to look at the Met's wider digital media strategy: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/digital-strategy-at-the-met-2014-9
Allegra Burnette - Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Allegra Burnette is a Principal Analyst on the Customer Experience team, focusing on design and technology. Prior to joining Forrester in May 2014, Allegra was the Creative Director of Digital Media at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she oversaw design and production for MoMA’s interpretive digital projects, including the main website, MoMA.org, related education, exhibition, and mobile sites, as well as kiosks, mobile apps, and other digital displays. Prior to working at MoMA, Allegra created and ran a media department at the renowned museum exhibition design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates.
Allegra has spoken internationally at conferences, museums, and universities, and has written widely on museums, design and technology, including articles for the books The Digital Museum: A Think Guide and Mobile Apps for Museums. In addition, Allegra has taught in the online graduate program at Johns Hopkins University and served as president of the board of the Museum Computer Network (MCN). Awards received include the Webbys, Communication Arts Interactive, How Interactive Design, FWA (Favorite Website Awards), and the One Club. She has been named one of 25 Mobile Women to Watch in 2014 by Mobile Marketer and listed in “50 Influential Art Figures to Follow on Twitter” by Complex Magazine.
Allegra has a bachelor’s degree in art history from Dartmouth College and an MFA in museum exhibition planning and design from the University of the Arts.