The Smithsonian goes virtual at SXSWi

In the face of adversity, Gov 2.0 will find a way. This morning, the Smithsonian’s director of Web and new media strategy, Michael Peter Edson, was unable to attend the Innovating and Developing with Libraries, Museums, and Archives panel at SXSW Interactive, 2011. Instead of leaving a hole in the program, he created a video about his work, below, and tweeted out links to the Smithsonian Commons, the Smithsonian Web and New Media Strategy and a presentation on prototyping. Enjoy.

Michael Edson: Prototyping the Smithsonian Commons

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Alexander B. Howard is a DC-based a technology writer and editor. Previously, he was the Washington Correspondent at O'Reilly Media, where he covered the voices, technologies and issues that matter in the intersection of government, technology and society. If you're feeling social, you can follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or circle him on Google Plus In addition to corresponding for the O’Reilly Radar, he has contributed to the Huffington Post, Govfresh, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, National Journal, The Atlantic, CBS News and Forbes. He graduated from Colby College with a bachelor's degree in biology and sociology. Currently, he is a resident of the District of Columbia, where he lives with his greyhound, wife, power tools, plants and growing collection of cast iron pans, many of which are frequently used to pursue his passion for good cooking.

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