Ed Rodley is a co-Founder and Principal at The Experience Alchemists, an experience design firm serving the larger cultural sector. Prior to that he was Associate Director of Integrated Media at Peabody Essex Museum. He is a museum professional with over twenty-five years’ experience in science, natural history, and art museums, and broad expertise and deep experience in museum practice. Incorporating emerging digital technologies into museum practice has been a theme throughout his career, and he is passionate about their potential to create a more open, democratic world.
His recent publications appear in The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites, Humanizing the Digital: Unproceedings from the 2018 MCN Conference, CODE | WORDS: Technology and Theory in the Museum, and Mobile Apps for Museums: The AAM Guide to Planning and Strategy. He writes about museum issues at his blog, Thinking About Museums and is one of the hosts of AAM’s Museopunks podcast. He is also the lead instigator of the Boston edition of Drinking About Museums, one of longest-running informal meetups for museum-interested peoples in this global movement.