Most of the conversations among influencers in the museum technology space take place online through social media, primarily on Twitter. Most of the influencers identified in the request for "Thought Leaders/Influencers in the Museum Technology Space" have an active Twitter account and/or a personal website that helps to reveal what they are most interested in talking about. Some have gravitated to specific sites or accounts more than others.
Overall, the most common topics that all these influencers are interested in talking about are issues related to user experiences in museums or with cultural content in general. Some focus on digital content, while others are interested in building immersive virtual reality experiences as part of exhibits. They each have their specialty, but they're primarily interested in using technology to help people better understand art, history or cultural topics.
For each influencer, I included only the accounts and sites where they are most frequently active, and those on which they have been active recently. For instance, every influencer on this list has a LinkedIn account, but I only included their LinkedIn page if they are currently active and posting frequent updates on their LinkedIn account. I took the same approach with their Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, etc.
Please see below for a listing of each influencer taken from the related request "Thought Leaders/Influencers in the Museum Technology Space" with links to the sites and accounts most relevant to each influencer.
1. Jane Alexander
Interests: Technology implementation and digital interactive experiences for museum visitors.
2. Caroline Baumann
Online Spaces: Caroline shares articles about her museum, Cooper Hewitt a couple times a month on LinkedIn. She is very active on Twitter and Instagram, posting several times per week to promote the museum, share personal travels, and highlight innovative design related to clothing, appliances, architecture, etc. The Cooper Hewitt YouTube page also frequently features Caroline in its videos.
3. Nathan Adkisson
Online Spaces: Aside from his personal website, Nathan is primarily active on Twitter where he has 1,118 followers and 2,633 tweets. However, he hasn't been very active since last May 2017.
4. Micah Walter
Online Spaces: Micah is very active on Twitter (10.8K tweets, 1,455 followers) and, until a couple months ago, on LinkedIn. His posts are primarily focused on highlighting his digital work (and sketches) as well as travels in real time. Given his work in digital, he also has a solid presence on GitHub and on Medium, where he has 615 followers.
5. Catherine Devine
Interests: Digital transformation and new technology
Online Spaces: Catherine is most active on Twitter, with 2,161 tweets and 1,144 followers. She tweets several times per week about personal thoughts and tech topics.
6. Chad Weinard
Interests: The crossroads between digital tech and the humanities
Online Spaces: Chad is primarily active on Twitter, with 5,867 tweets and 2,388 followers. He posts several times per week about his professional work and interesting ideas about tech and humanity. He also maintains fairly frequent posts on Instagram.
7. RAYCASTER (Ziv Schneider and Shirin Anlen)
Interests: Immersive technologies and virtual reality
Online Space: There is not a lot of social media or active online conversation from RAYCASTER or Ziv and Shirin. This profile of Ziv is the best resource I could find highlighting her interests in creating nonfiction narratives through immersive and virtual reality projects and technologies.
8. Sara Snyder
Interests: Emerging media and virtual reality
Online Space: This interview with Sara highlights her work leading emerging media projects for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, primarily a recent immersive VR experience they built. Her team's YouTube page for the museum also features Sara from time to time.
9. Michael Edson
Interests: Digital transformation in the cultural sector
Online Spaces: Michael is very active on Twitter (12.6K tweets, 8,081 followers) He tweets several times per week about a wide range of topics, much of it political or social issues. He has many slides on SlideShare (55 presentations and 692 followers) and is featured in quite a few videos on YouTube talking about museums and digital technology.
10. Leslie Wolke
Online Spaces: Leslie's primary online presence is through her personal website linked above and her company website.
11. Paul Hoppe
Interests: Visual experience design and direction
Online Spaces: Paul highlights his work on his personal website and he is quite active on Vimeo with 84 videos posted and 88 followers. He has a Pro status on the site.
12. Nik Honeysett
Interests: Digital humanities
Online Spaces: Nik doesn't have a very robust presence online or in social media. The best resource is a couple of posts he has in the Journal of Digital Humanities.
13. Vivian Trakinski
Interests: Data visualizations and digital technology
Online Space: Vivian does not have a very strong online or social media presence. The best online resource is this article from The Verge about new technologies in museums that quotes Vivian and talks about her work.
14. Luxloop (Mandy Mandelstein and Ivaylo Getov)
Interests: Experience design and production.
Online Space: Luxloop doesn't have much of an online presence except for its main website.
15. Bika Rebek
Interests: Architecture and physical space
Online Space: Bika has a personal website that highlights her work as an "architect aiming to make museum experiences more accessible to a variety of disadvantaged groups."
16. Jason Eppink
Interests: Video games, interactive art, and online communities.
Online Spaces: Jason has a personal website where he showcases how he is "a dude who is just trying to make things a little better." His Twitter account is private but appears to be active.
17. Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Interests: Virtual reality and digital illustrations
Online Space: Alfredo is active on Instagram with 741 posts and 2,113 followers. Many posts seem to be computer illustrations. His Facebook account is also frequently updated.
18. Rapport Studios (Armando Somoza and Chentis Pettigrew)
Interests: Technology, art and design
Online Spaces: Rapport Studios describes itself on its main website as "a creative agency that harnesses the transformative power of technology, and art to design user-centered, interactive learning experiences." It also updates its Facebook page pretty frequently.
The influencers identified in the previous request have been analyzed for their online presence. It was found that most of these influencers prefer Twitter over other forms of online communication tools/platforms. Aside from Twitter, they also use Facebook, Instagram, websites, etc. The topics that they are mostly interested in relate to user experience when it comes to technology in museums.