Episode 3

3. Authority

May 5th, 2015

10 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode

As you empty your pockets, how you lay their contents on the table reflects how you value their differences and interpret their functions. 

When we go into a museum, we trust that objects are laid out across the table with some expertise. Who gets to decide where the objects go? Should visitors ever have that authority?

This week, special guest Seb Chan, Director of Digital & Emerging Technologies at Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, joins Ian to talk about museum authority against the backdrop of the web.