Eric Longo

Eric Longo serves as Executive Director for MCN. Trained as a lawyer, Eric held various roles in media, publishing, and advertising before joining the museum sector 20 years ago. He's taught at Johns Hopkins, Fordham and NYU.

MCN Insights: NFTs are a scam.

By Andrea Ledesma, Digital Product Specialist, The Field Museum, Jeremy Munro, Database Administrator, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Erin Canning, Ontology Systems Analyst, LINCS, University of Guelph and MCN Board member, and Claire Blechman, former Digital Asset Manager, Peabody Essex Museum. In recent weeks, the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the sale and distribution…

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MCN 2021: Call for Program Co-Chairs + members

We’re calling on volunteers to join and/or co-chair the MCN 2021 annual conference Program Committee! If you’ve always wanted to contribute to the planning of the conference, here’s your chance, and we’d love to hear from you! We’re looking for about 25-30 digital museum professionals – from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skill sets – to…

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MCN Insights: A museum professional’s musings on job hunting in a pandemic.

Courtney OCallaghan joined the MCN Board in 2018 and is currently filling her time with MCN, consulting, homeschooling, bread baking, and gardening. A year and a half ago I was laid off from my full-time museum job. I had few concerns about finding another position as long as I had patience. In fact, I planned…

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March 2021 SIG Corner: IIIF SIG.

Meet Tristan Roddis, co-chair of the IIIF SIG. Hello! My name is Tristan, and I’m a huge fan of both MCN and IIIF, an acronym for International Image Interoperability Framework. I’ve both attended, and presented at, the MCN conference six times since my first one in 2011 and always love the interchange of ideas that…

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February 2021 SIG Corner: IT SIG.

Meet Janice Craddock, Chair of the Information Technology SIG. I started at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art the year Windows 1.0 was released. Yes, that is 1.0! What an adventure it has been to be a part of the technology as it has grown over the years! Hi, this is Janice Craddock, chair…

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MCN Insights: Collaborative Social Media Campaigns

By Hilary-Morgan Watt, Director of Digital Engagement, Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, and Emily Haight, Social Media Manager, New-York Historical Society + Social Media SIG Chair. Whether you’re sending a #MuseumBouquet, dodging a virtual snowball, or chatting with a T. rex, nothing delights online audiences more than seeing museums “play” with audiences and each other…

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Introducing MCN Insights, a new blog series for sharing thought-provoking ideas.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging years in recent memory. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we knew it. And it’s changing us. As individuals, many of us are shaken to our core, bruised, uncertain about everything, and emotionally drained. The travel…

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January 2021 SIG Corner: Update from the Media Production and Branding SIG.

Our first SIG Corner post of 2021 is authored by Ryan Waggoner, co-chair of MCN’s Media Production and Branding SIG. SIGs are MCN members’ communities of practice organized around specific topics of interest or niche practice areas. Learn more and join a SIG today! So far January 2021 is feeling a lot like most of…

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MCN Insights blog series. When Museums Embrace Zoom Our Brains Suffer

By David Nuñez, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the MIT Museum and MCN Board member since 2019. He publishes a weekly newsletter about emerging technologies and our cyborganic relationship with computation. I’ll just say it. Zoom has been a miracle for museums this past year. It is also an inherently dehumanizing interface. We…

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Reflecting on 2020, looking forward to 2021

2020 has been a trying year on so many fronts. As the year draws to an end, let’s take a moment to reflect on the profoundly disruptive impact that the pandemic has had on our lives, our communities and the museum sector. It’s equally important to acknowledge how each of us, in our own ways,…

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