Sreenath Srinivasan consummates a 30-year love affair with the Met
June 28, 2013
Sreenath Sreenivasan, cur- rently Chief Digital Officer and faculty member at
Columbia University , is moving
to the Metropolitan Museum of
Art in August.
Announcing the move, Thomas
P Campbell, director and CEO of
the Met, said Sree will lead the
museum's Digital Media
Department, which manages and
produces digital content — especially documentation and interpretive materials on the museum’s collection — for delivery,
both online and within galleries.
Sree will also work on the
Met's mobile platform.
Campbell pointed out that
Sree's 'work in traditional journalism, his role as a commentator on technology and media
issues, and his expertise in Web sites and
social media will all be key to the museum’s work in the digital space.'
'His academic background will also position him well within our community of
scholars and we look forward to working
with him as we leverage mobile, in-gallery,
and online platforms for the Met’s collec-tions,' Campbell added.
“I absolutely love the Met,” Sree said,
Sree makes a big move COUR TESY THE ME TROPOLI TAN MUSEUM OF AR T
describing his “three-decade-long love
affair“ with the museum, beginning from
the time he was growing up on 89th
Street and Madison Avenue, and studying
at PS6 on 82nd Street and Madison
Avenue, which is but a block away from
"This was entirely the Met’s timing,” he
told India Abroad, pointing out that he was
building a team that was doing exciting
things at Columbia and all set to do more.
Waving at the phone
You might never have to touch your smartphone again, thanks to a ges- ture-recognition software — developed by Goa girl Andrea Colaco and her
colleagues at 3dim Tech — that will allow
you to interact with your phones through
thin air. The innovation, that has probably
got sanitizer freaks all excited, helped
3dim win the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology’s 2013 MIT $100k business-plan competition. Colaco and her team
are believed to have already met up with
the ‘top 5 handset manufacturers in the
world’ and demonstrated their product
whose greatest advantage is that it doesn’t
require any additional hardware. Colaco
hails from Velim, a town in south Goa,
and completed her schooling and early
college from Margao before completing
her BE from BITS Pilani, ending up
among the top 2 percent of 900 candidates. She earned her master’s from MIT,
and is a registered PhD student there.
She isn’t 3dim Tech’s only Indian connection. Ahmed Kirmani, one of its three
co-founders, is an Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi graduate. And Vivek
Goyal, a second-generation Indian American, is the chief technology officer.
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Hari on the weekends Hari Srinivasan
COUR TESY: PBS. ORG
While on desi journalists, PBS’s NewsHour correspondent Hariharan ‘Hari’ Sreenivasan has landed a new job as the anchor for PBS NewsHour Weekend, which launches September 7. Mumbai-born Sreenivasan came to the United
States when he was 7, attending the Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington.
After having earned a degree in mass communication at the University of Puget Sound,
he interned for news stations in Washington state before being hired full-time by NBC
affiliate WNCN-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina.