Entries by Larkin

This week's reading

I’m currently taking a look at the museology (museum studies) discipline. Books I am looking at this week include: Dudley, S., 2010. Museum Materialities: Objects, Engagements, Interpretations. Taylor & Francis. Hein, G.E., 2002. Learning in the Museum, Museum Meanings. Taylor & Francis. Hein, H.S., 2000. MUSEUM IN TRANSITION, Biological Diversity Handbook Series. Smithsonian. Kavanagh, G., […]

Some initial survey results

As part of a module, Technology Business Planning, I sent out a questionnaire to colleagues in CIT, by way of market research for a (fictitious) business plan covering a startup business that offers a social media and mobile app solution to museums (and the GLAM sector in general). So far there are 113 respondents. Some […]

Conferences on Museum Technology

I have started looking into the popular conferences on or related to museum technology. The list, so far, includes: CAA – Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology An annual conference that has been held for the past 41 years, with Paris the venue in April, 2014 http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org/ Museums and the Web A conference that […]

Presenting at CESI 2014

I will be presenting at the Computers in Education Society of Ireland annual conference on Saturday, March 1st. The presentation will explain the challenges faced when teaching online highly-technical software development subjects, with specific reference to the experience of delivering such modules in Cork Institute of Technology. The presentation will address how some of these challenges […]

Food Blogging as Serious Leisure

I found an interesting article on food blogging as serious leisure (Cox and Blake, 2011). One interesting quote from a serious food blogger was: “Obsession. Food is what I do. If I’m not cooking or eating I’m thinking about it or writing a recipe or going out somewhere to a restaurant.” I’m wondering if there might be […]

Serious Leisure and Amateurism

I’ve started reading Amateurs, Professional and Serious Leisure by Robert A. Stebbins (1992). I am curious about what I would call the “competitive cultural tourist”, a hypothesis I have that given a globe-trekking gamification mechanism through a social media website with mobile device support, the cultural tourist will become competitive with other cultural tourists. The […]

New Blog

I’ve moved from citlarkin.info to the more personal larkin.io domain. I’ll be blogging more actively about my research from here on.