Welcome to the workspace for the Horizon.Museum Project. This space was created as a place for the members of the Horizon.Museum Advisory Board to manage the process of selecting the topics for the 2008 Horizon Report for Museums. Horizon.Museum is a new project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project with a focus on emerging technologies used in museums. Members of the museum community are encouraged to follow the Advisory Board's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
Introduction to the Horizon.Museum Project Wiki
As you scan the sections below, you'll see a number of major areas with which you will soon become very familiar.
The Sandbox is our primary work area. There you will find links to the activities in which we are actively engaged. The Sandbox will change as we move through the various processes involved in sorting through the technologies and issues we will consider as we progress toward the final list that we'll feature in the 2008 Horizon Report for Museums. Status and process advisories will always help you know what we are asking of you each week.
Below that you'll find a carefully selected collection of press clippings, articles, reports, essays, RSS feeds, and links that we've gathered to inform our work. The items in these areas are meant to grow – please add to them liberally from your own readings and environmental scanning – and above all, leave comments!
We also publish live RSS feeds on the Project wiki to ensure that we have access to the most up-to-date content. There is much material here and, with your help, it will grow in significance, as you add your own resources to the RSS list.
Horizon.Museum Sandbox – where we are doing our work
Capturing What We've Found: Writing the Museum Edition of the 2008 Horizon Report
STATUS: Underway. The Advisory Board has completed the voting and discussion and the final topics for the report have been selected. The Report is currently being drafted by NMC staff, a writing process that will run through mid November. Everything is on track for the Report's planned completion before year's end. Using the links below, the Advisory Board is contributing links to projects, examples, or further readings to feature in the report. The final list of topics is:
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Year
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
Press Clippings – technology news and reports that inform our work
These catgories represent a carefully selected collection of press clippings, articles, reports, essays, links, and RSS feeds have been reviewed by the Advisory Board, with key articles that are tagged and moved to the top of each section. Please continue to add new ones!
New Tools – collecting, filtering, and republishing
The 2008 Horizon.Museum Project Advisory Board – guiding our discovery and selection process