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Tom McLeod: Founder & Executive Director, Arkive

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πŸŽ™ New Episode πŸŽ™

Hi, it’s Dana. Writing to let you know about our latest podcast episode, available now on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

What if the Smithsonian was owned and curated by the Internet?

This week, I had the privilege of chatting with Thomas McLeod, the Founder and Executive Director of Arkive, a museum "curated by the people."

The team at Arkive is reimagining the museum experience through a more decentralized, democratized, and participatory lens. Their approach includes

  • πŸ—³ Community-driven decision-making to select curatorial themes

  • πŸ–Ό A collaborative process to determine which works are acquired

  • 🌎 An approach to display those works in a situationally appropriate context, not only in one centralized museum space.

The team has already acquired numerous works, including:

  • πŸ’» The ENIAC patent

  • πŸ’ƒ Fans used by Madonna in a "Vogue" performance at the MTV Video Music Awards

  • 🎨 And so much more

πŸŽ™οΈ Tune in to this week’s Web 2.5 podcast to learn more about Arkive.

Here’s a clip from this week's show:

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