I was interviewed for Museum ID magazine as part of a series of interviews with the 'alternative museum establishment'. The online version is accessible at Interview: Mia Ridge – open linked data and digital audiences.
Jude Habib from sounddelivery interviewed me at the Museum Computer Group's UK Museums and the Web 2011 about current issues in museums and technology (link, in case the embed doesn't work). Oh, and I was elected Chair of the Museums Computer Group – a big responsibility, but I have a great committee of smart, talented people so I'm excited about the challenge.
I was interviewed for the Microtask crowdsourcing blog. Their abstract:
Culture heritage technologist Mia Ridge is a champion of crowdsourced museum gaming. Mia has worked as a developer for several world-class museums and is now writing her PhD on crowdsourcing digital heritage. She describes games as the “participation engine” of crowdsourcing.
Taking time out from her busy speaking schedule, Mia told us how and why museums should be raising their game…
From the episode blurb:
If you are interested in history anywhere, then you might be interested in LODLAM too. LODLAM is Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums. Imagine the world of history all linked up? Amazing!
I spoke to Mia Ridge who is currently a Phd student in Digital Humanities in the Department of History at the Open University and she explained more about LODLAM, what it can do and how we might be able to help us understand and work with global archives and more.
In October I'm the keynote speaker at the EuropeanaTech 2023 conference (hybrid/The Hague).
I'm also speaking at the Open and Engaged conference at the British Library.
In March 2024 I'll be in Australia for an yet-to-be-announced keynote.
In January 2023, Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data: Lessons from an Interdisciplinary Project by Ruth Ahnert, Emma Griffin, me and Giorgia Tolfo was published by Cambridge University Press.
In 2021 I wrote another book with 15 or so brilliant co-authors: The Collective Wisdom Handbook: perspectives on crowdsourcing in cultural heritage
My edited volume on 'Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage' for Ashgate, featuring chapters from some of the most amazing people working in the field was published in October 2014 and is now out in paperback. You can read my introduction on the OU repository: Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage: Introduction.
By day, I'm usually at work at home
at the British Library, so drop me a line if you'd like to meet for coffee and a chat. My availability for events is limited, but you can drop me a line if you'd like to book me for an event.
Some recent papers
This page is rarely up-to-date or complete, but here's a summary of talks, fellowships, writing, etc in 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. You can also follow me on twitter (@mia_out) for updates.