Jon Voss: “Can One Story Change the World?” 

Jon Voss.

Date: October 28, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m.

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
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CHF presents Jon Voss, of Historypin fame, in a talk titled “Can One Story Change the World?”

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A typed journal from World War I fuels a young man’s dreams of time travel and allows us to explore the power of personal stories and photos, together with archival collections, to build connections across generations. These items take us through space and time, and the magical ability of cultural memory institutions to help bring these incredibly compelling dreams to life. The World Wide Web provides the cultural, technological, and legal frameworks to open the doors to innovation and imagination, and also enables libraries, archives, and museums the world over to play a critical role. Not only are these efforts fostering global collaboration and sharing, but they’re also attracting new audiences that are interacting with and improving collections and institutions like never before.

About the speaker

Jon Voss is the Historypin strategic partnerships director at We Are What We Do, a global not-for-profit behavior-change agency. Voss is helping to build an open ecosystem of historical data across libraries, archives, and museums worldwide through his work with Historypin and as the cofounder of the International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museum Summit. He leads Historypin’s involvement in such global initiatives as Europeana Creative and a two-year Mellon-funded project with Stanford University: Crowdsourcing for Humanities Research.

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