For more than 20 years, Peter Samis has been a leading innovator in the uses of technologies to support education. In 1993, he served as art historian for the first CD-ROM on modern art, and then spearheaded development of the Interactive Educational Technologies (IET) program at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Since then, programs produced by the IET team have received wide recognition from sources as diverse as the American Association of Museums, the Webbys, Communication Arts, and I.D. Magazine.

Samis is a founding professor in the master’s program for Technology-enhanced Communication for Cultural Heritage (TEC-CH) at the University of Lugano. Together with his team, he continues to produce innovative content for SFMOMA’s galleries, website, podcasts, mobile apps, and Koret Visitor Education Center. As Associate Curator of Interpretation at SFMOMA, he joins the Digital Studies Symposium to talk about new directions in public engagement, including websites, podcasts, mobile devices, interactive kiosks and more.The talk begins at 7:00 and is free and open to students, faculty, and the general public.

About the Symposium

The Digital Studies Symposium is designed to introduce participants to diverse scholarly media-based production. The speakers in this series are artists, programmers, scholars and designers, and their projects include cutting edge gestural interfaces, mobile media experiments, innovative websites and augmented reality pieces. The presentations will be moderated by Holly Willis, the IML’s Director of Academic Programs.

For further information, please contact the IML at 213.743.4421, or visit the symposium Web site.

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