Powerhouse post-interview thoughts
It’s a little belated (and I apologise for the delay) but I wanted to get a few thoughts down after my recent Powerhouse interview.
As you may know Megan Ingle (@megingle) interviewed me about my trip to the Powerhouse Museum as part of the Reality Librarianship: Up Close and Personal series held recently online.
I found this a fun event to be part of and tried to push the creative boundaries a little further by including music and other content such as images and links to .pdf docs etc. to support what I was talking about during the interview.
I also enjoyed engaging with folks via Twitter before, during and after the event as well as creating a promo video in the week that lead up to the talk.
By all accounts the talk was well received by attendees.
For my part I wish the interview had gone a little longer and I expect the feedback from those that came along on the night may well mirror those sentiments.
If you did come along on the night – thank you, I really appreciated you taking the time and your interest in what we were covering on the night.
I figure an hour long session would have worked in my case. I’d say 45 minutes of interview and then 15 minutes of questions from the floor.
I also figure that if we had been able to use the screen sharing aspects of the online meeting software then that functionality would have been very useful. Sadly ‘bandwidth’ seems to be a fickle beast at the best of times.
I was very pleased that a number of people opted to check out the forums.paulhayton.co.nz portal and chose to sign up and carry on the conversation there. We peaked at 54 users online that night – very good.
My goal in setting up those forums was to offer another online option for folks with common interest to be able to engage with each other and for that conversation to be captured in an easily digestible threaded form.
So far that seems to be working nicely but I will need to put some more time and effort in to posting content and trying to get folks to carry on the conversations. Nothing comes of nothing eh?
The last few weeks have been hectic at work and as a result I haven’t had as much time to focus on my post Powerhouse engagements as I would have like to have had. Hopefully as things are now settling down I can reclaim those hours
It’s a sunny day in Dunedin and an amazing 15 degrees as I type this. That’s a clear warning to us ‘locals’ that snow is forecast tonight and as the temperatures will surely plummet later it’s time I went and got some firewood.