Director of Web & New Media Strategy, Smithsonian Institution, USA
Michael Edson is the Smithsonian Institution’s Director of Web and New Media Strategy. He has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and New Media for museums.
His specialties include content development, digitization, blogging, gaming, public access to collections, information architecture, networking, place-of-business applications, programming, project management, graphic design, animation, audio and video production, mobile platforms, and citizen-created content.
In addition to developing the Smithsonian’s first Web and New Media Strategy and the Smithsonian Commons concept, Michael helped create the Smithsonian’s first blog, Eye Level, and the first alternative reality game to take place in a museum, Ghosts of a Chance. Michael has a BA from Wesleyan University.