Social media has created new ways of communicating and has brought about a new distinctive ethos. New literacies are not simply about new technology but also about this new ethos. Many museums are embracing this ethos by what is often called participatory practices. From a sociocultural perspective this article shows that there are two different museum mindsets where the second mindset leans towards participatory practices. It is shown how a museum can support a hybrid economy of meaning that builds on both a user generated economy of meaning and an institutional economy of meaning and adds value to both. Such a museum is referred to as a hybrid museum.
Proceedings of the Dream Conference the Transformative Musem, 2013
museologi; social media; participatory culture; new literacy studies; negotiation of meaning; economies of meaning