Between lacma and blantonmuseum I’m just so excited about museums jumping into all the fun social networks. Funny how it’s just art museums right now though. Would love to see the history and science museums join the fun. 

Museums on Tumblr: any museum snapchatters I’m missing?

sweetteascience
sweetteascience:

jtotheizzoe:

sagansense:

scinote:

Coming soon: SciNote.org, launched by entrop-e, shychemist, and geogallery, is Tumblr’s project for promoting science education around the world.

At SciNote, we believe that science shouldn’t just be reading about the ideas of people with PhDs and Nobel Prizes. We believe that science is an active process of asking questions and finding answers.
That’s why we, at SciNote, want to hear from you. We want to ponder the interesting questions you pose and get excited with you over the cool science you see in your world.
SciNote will feature the best of the Tumblr science community, and we will compile and publish the top posts from every year in the form of a magazine available both digitally and in print. Think of SciNote magazine as the Tumblr science magazine.
We hope to celebrate our launch by featuring some of the coolest science from around Tumblr. So before we launch SciNote, we would like to collect 25 science posts and/or questions from you, including:
the most interesting science news you have come across
questions you’ve always wanted to ask
fascinating facts that you’ve learned
pictures of nature and/or science that you’ve taken
cool research that you’ve participated in
any other science-related thing you’d like to tell us!

So please:
Submit posts or ask questions to be featured on our blog and for an opportunity to be published in SciNote magazine.
Follow our blog at SciNote.org.
Read more about our project here.
If you’re interested, apply to join our staff here.
Reblog this post so that we can collect 25 posts and launch our project as soon as possible!
Thank you all and happy science!


I am so ridiculous excited about this. SciNote and SciNote mag have the ability to truly broadcast our collective Tumblr Science Side Community efforts out into the world in a way no other social media network has ever done. Signal boost this and let’s gooooo….

Well then, here’s a very interesting thing that I will be keeping an eye on and that you should keep an eye on too.

I think I’d very much like to be involved with this! I’ll have to see how my first semester course load goes. I have a seminar/colloquium course that might produce some nice paper/seminar/research summaries that would be appropriate. Go check it out!!

cool cool cool

sweetteascience:

jtotheizzoe:

sagansense:

scinote:

Coming soon: SciNote.org, launched by entrop-e, shychemist, and geogallery, is Tumblr’s project for promoting science education around the world.

At SciNote, we believe that science shouldn’t just be reading about the ideas of people with PhDs and Nobel Prizes. We believe that science is an active process of asking questions and finding answers.

That’s why we, at SciNote, want to hear from you. We want to ponder the interesting questions you pose and get excited with you over the cool science you see in your world.

SciNote will feature the best of the Tumblr science community, and we will compile and publish the top posts from every year in the form of a magazine available both digitally and in print. Think of SciNote magazine as the Tumblr science magazine.

We hope to celebrate our launch by featuring some of the coolest science from around Tumblr. So before we launch SciNote, we would like to collect 25 science posts and/or questions from you, including:

  • the most interesting science news you have come across
  • questions you’ve always wanted to ask
  • fascinating facts that you’ve learned
  • pictures of nature and/or science that you’ve taken
  • cool research that you’ve participated in
  • any other science-related thing you’d like to tell us!

So please:

  1. Submit posts or ask questions to be featured on our blog and for an opportunity to be published in SciNote magazine.
  2. Follow our blog at SciNote.org.
  3. Read more about our project here.
  4. If you’re interested, apply to join our staff here.
  5. Reblog this post so that we can collect 25 posts and launch our project as soon as possible!

Thank you all and happy science!

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I am so ridiculous excited about this. SciNote and SciNote mag have the ability to truly broadcast our collective Tumblr Science Side Community efforts out into the world in a way no other social media network has ever done. Signal boost this and let’s gooooo….

Well then, here’s a very interesting thing that I will be keeping an eye on and that you should keep an eye on too.

I think I’d very much like to be involved with this! I’ll have to see how my first semester course load goes. I have a seminar/colloquium course that might produce some nice paper/seminar/research summaries that would be appropriate.
Go check it out!!

cool cool cool

impressionsonmymind

midniwithmaddy:

Buzzfeed: “17 Black Women Who Deserve their own Biopics”

Not enough roles for black women in Hollywood? Let’s make some!

1. Thandie Newton/Alice Walker, 2. Amber Riley/Aretha Franklin, 3. Kerry Washington/Vonetta McGee, 4. Lupita Nyong’o/Grace Jones, 5. Mo’Nique/Hattie McDaniel, 6. Oprah Winfrey/Mary McLeod Bethune, 7. Regina Hall/Moms Mabley, 8. Teyonah Parris/Assata Shakur, 9. Viola Davis/Shirley Chisholm, 10. Jurnee Smollett/Eartha Kitt

feministlibrarian
Black twitter shaped the media narrative. But they were able to shape the narrative because of the conditions of new (-ish) media like NPR’s Codeswitch and Washington Post’s Post Everything. These new media verticals have somehow sped up even the 24 hour cable news cycle, which we would have once thought impossible. These outlets drew from bloggers and social media personalities who could bring with them some writing chops, an audience, and experience embedded in social media streams. Many of those were black. That is not an accident. Digital media appealed to blackfolks for the same reasons that any innovation appeals to us. It is a chance to up-end legacy structures and institutions that have shut us out. We are early adopters not to be cool but to survive.
gendervilleusa replied to your link“Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson”
YES. Plus, isn’t SLAM’s Kara Walker exhibit still up? I never understand institutions that have very political exhibits but then never talk about what’s currently happening. As if it only becomes relevant once someone painted about it.
I think the Kara Walker exhibit just came down, which is really unfortunate timing. You’re totally right though! How can museums expect to be relevant if they’re so scared of actually saying anything explicitly relevant?
archaeologicalnews

archaeologicalnews:

DALLAS, TX.- Maxwell Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, announced today the launch of an exciting redesigned digital database for the Museum’s collection of encyclopedic art through its website, DMA.org. This marks the first phase of an initiative to…

yahighway
The burden of debt has become the lens through which I see my workplace, and it is rapidly altering my view of my profession. I can no longer fulfill my classroom duties without wondering if the ultimate price, for many of my students, is a form of indenture. This is not an extreme way of putting it. After all, the indentured have to go into debt in order to find work, and their wages are then used to pay off the debts. I have concluded that it is immoral to expect young people to privately debt-finance a basic social good like education, especially if we are telling them that a college degree is their passport to a livelihood that is increasingly thin on the ground.

I’ve been thinking lately about the events in Ferguson and the apparent lack of response from St. Louis museums. (People from the St. Louis suburbs generally think of themselves as being from STL in general, more so than whatever smaller official town they live in (Ferguson, Florissant, etc.) and the problems that Ferguson is facing are problems that plague all of St. Louis.)

Earlier today I reblogged that picture of the signs from the Ferguson library offering itself as a place of respite and consolation. The library is serving and supporting its community.

In grad school, we talked endlessly about how museums need to serve and support their communities. And museums seem to want to be integral members of their communities. But I haven’t really seen anything meaningful from local museums. Where are the community forums? Where is the historical context for the city’s race problems? Is nobody taking oral histories? 

Ferguson teachers are trying to provide support and help their kids make sense of these events. Are their local arts and culture institutions doing anything to help?

If museums want to claim they care so much about their communities, they need to act like it a little more.