Peter Samis, SFMOMA
Peter Samis is Associate Curator of Interpretative Media at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). In 1993, he served as art historian/content expert for the first CD-ROM on modern art; later he spearheaded the first implementation of multimedia PDAs in an art museum for SFMOMAs 2001 Points of Departure exhibition. Programmes produced by SFMOMAs Interactive Educational Technologies (IET) team have received wide recognition, recently including three AAM Muse Awards in 2006 and a Best of the Web in the category Innovative and Experimental for SFMOMA Artcasts at Museums and the Web 2007. In January 2010, SFMOMAs IET team launched Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, a mobile multimedia tour published in-house on iPods with the collaboration of Earprint Productions, using the NOUS-Conductor platform. Samis has served on the board of the New Media Consortium, on the governing councils of two museum-focused open source initiatives: Pachyderm 2.0 and steve, the art museum social tagging project; and is adjunct professor at the University of Lugano’s Masters program in technology-enhanced communication for cultural heritage (TEC-CH).