Seb Chan is currently Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. He has been responsible for the museum’s recent digital renewal and its transformation into an interactive, playful new museum reopened after a 3 year rebuilding and reimagining. Prior to relocating to New York, he was Head of Digital, Social & Emerging Technologies at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney where he led teams responsible for the Powerhouse’s pioneering work throughout the ’00s in open access, mass collaboration, web metrics and digital engagement, as well as large scale Australian cross-agency projects. He also led a parallel life in electronic art and music organising and curating festivals, international touring, and was founding editor-in-chief for a long running music magazine.
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