In his talk, Douglas McLennan stresses the importance of technology in the world of culture and describes how it can connect, improve and measure everything it touches. Proper use of technologies allows us, among other things, to get to know our audience better, to draw up questionnaires with the right questions and to obtain results on what we can do for lovers of music. By way of summary, we can quote one of his conclusions; “Today no experience is complete until it is shared”.
Video of Douglas McLennan in 3rd AEOS-BBVA Foundation, April 2015.
Douglas McLennan is an arts journalist and critic based in Seattle, Washington. He is the founder and editor of ArtsJournal.com, a website that aggregates arts news across the internet and is home to more than 60 cultural bloggers. The New York Times describes ArtsJournal as a “must read” for lovers of the arts. Mr. McLennan’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times and numerous other publications. He was critic and columnist for the Seattle Post- Intelligencer before starting ArtsJournal in 1999.
Mr. McLennan helped create the arts journalism program at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism & Communications. He has been a visiting professor in the arts management program at the Claremont Graduate University. He was one of the producers of the Spring For Music orchestra festival at Carnegie Hall, is strategic advisor to the Ojai Music Festival, and works with several orchestras and arts organizations in developing institutional strategies.
He is a frequent speaker and keynoter, and talks and writes about the intersections of technology and culture and the broad cultural changes brought about by technology.