About Titus Bicknell

Titus Bicknell (born September 24, 1971) is a technologist, co-founder of pink ink. and TheGalleryChannel.com and co-principal of Museums and the Web LLC. Apart from a fascinating stint at NBC Universal in 2007-8 working on the big screen, Titus has spent the last 10 years exploring the small screen both web and hand held. As Chief Engineer at Antenna Audio and subsequently Head of Mobile Technologies at Discovery Communications, he was fortunate to participate in ground breaking hand held projects at Tate Modern, the Louvre, Pompidou, the Intel Museum, and the Getty, among others. As Director of Business & Production systems at Hendricks Investment Holdings, he developed production workflows for documentary and publicity programming, live sports event in-stadium broadcasting and asset optimization for mobile and portable app development, as well as overseeing the Property Management, IS and online systems for Gateway Canyons Resort, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and Discovery Retreats. As Chief Engineer at MyDiscovery, a new division of Discovery Communications, Titus oversaw the inception of a community life-long learning platform that forms part of Learnist through a major joint venture between Discovery and Grockit. As VP Digital Platforms and Chief Engineer and then Lead Architect, Digital Innovation at Discovery, he managed systems architecture and engineering, software architecture and back end development for Discovery’s web and mobile portfolio, defining the key digital opportunities and technical requirements for the growing non-linear content and user experience. Titus is currently Chief Digital Officer for RLJ Entertainment. At various times Titus has been a film maker, Latin scholar, avid cyclist and a plugin developer for the WordPress open source platform.

Tours added to MW2013 program

It has taken us a little longer tha usual to put together tours for this year’s conference but they are well worth the wait. The tours run on Tuesday, April 16 2013: to join a tour please register at http://mw2013.museumsandtheweb.com/registration

Tour 1: CMS, Object Stories, Mobile and Touch
First we go to Portland Art Museum for a Tour of the collections management photo studio and flex space, followed by a discussion of the online collections database with Maggie Hanson, Collections Information Manager. Then a Tour of the Object Stories booth and Carrie May Weems special exhibition and Object Stories Listening Station with Mike Murawski, Director of Education and Public Programs.

Enjoy a catered lunch at Grand Central Bakery Café a fresh, locally grown company dedicated to the craft of artisan baking and scratch cooking.

Then a Meridian mobile tour of the world famous Lan Su Chinese Garden, one of Portland’s greatest treasures. The Lan Su Chinese Garden app, designed for both iOS and Android based phones, is part personal tour guide, part plant guide –What’s Blooming in Lan Su, turn-by-turn directions and a comprehensive list of all of the events all run from a web CMS.

Finish the day with a tour through Second Story where they are pioneering new interactive experiences for museums and pushing the boundaries of storytelling for brands and institutions across web, mobile, and installations and empowering audiences to connect and share.

Tour 2: Museum Interactive, Digital Art Archives and Digital Fabric Archives
Start the day bright and early with a tour through Second Story where they are pioneering new interactive experiences for museums and pushing the boundaries of storytelling for brands and institutions across web, mobile, and installations and empowering audiences to connect and share.

Enjoy a catered lunch at Grand Central Bakery Café a fresh, locally grown company dedicated to the craft of artisan baking and scratch cooking.

Then off to the Museum of Contemporary Craft & Pacific Northwest College of Art for a presentation and demonstration of a hand-built, digital archive that offers both public and internal points of access for the Museum of Contemporary Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Finish up with a tour of an ambitious project to digitize and archive 40,000 objects from the Andrea Aranow Textile Collection and make them available via the web.