I am Barry Joseph

Let me offer you my 25+ year expertise in digital engagement — combined with my boundless energy, vast network, and strategic thinking — to help you achieve something extraordinary. I launched my consultancy in 2020 to help others do what I had done so successfully since 1995 – use digital media to advance mission and reach business objectives.

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Let me offer you my 25+ year expertise in digital engagement — combined with my boundless energy, vast network, and strategic thinking — to help you achieve something extraordinary.

I launched my consultancy in 2020 to help others do what I had done so successfully since 1995 – use digital media to advance mission and reach business objectives.

For a dozen years, at Global Kids (a NYC-based after school organization) then for six years at the American Museum of Natural History,

I oversaw the strategy, design, and implementation of a slate of over 100 youth courses that applied the latest technology to engage youth to develop their skills and passions through youth media productions and design practices.

I also worked for over a decade with museums to innovate visitor-facing experiences through iterative design, with a particular focus on prototyping and evaluating cutting-edge visitor-facing experiences. Most recently, as VP of Digital Experience at the Girl Scouts of the USA, I used tools of user experience (UX) and customer experience (CX) to make complexity accessible, supporting the development of a seamless digital customer experience that increased retention and drove new membership.

I have taught thousands of NYC youth and facilitated over a thousand hours of youth programming, including as troop leader of my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. My first book, Seltzertopia, came out in 2018, and I often write about digital engagement on my blog Mooshme.org.

So thank you for considering me and my services. For more details on what I offer, please look at my services. You can learn more about my current clients. To get ideas of what we might do together please review highlights from my career portfolio.

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Below are highlights of client work I can share from our launch in October 2020.

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In 2012 when I began my time at the American Museum of Natural History, I created a new blog to talk about my adventures exploring issues related to digital media and museum-based learning. It featured original interviews, thought pieces, and highlights from my work and those of my colleagues at the AMNH. Starting in 2020, with the launch of Barry Joseph Consultancy, LLC, I turned this blog into a place to explore digital engagement writ large. Please check out some recent posts below or dive deep into the entire blog.

  • What I Learned at MuseWeb 2021

    MuseWeb (the conference formerly know as Museums and the Web) is one of my favorites. The attendees are amazing and I always learn so much. This year’s MuseWeb, to combat Zoom fatigue, is spread all over the month. But this … Continue reading →

  • Where to Find Me at the upcoming MuseWeb Conference

    I love MuseWeb. When I started work in 2012 at AMNH, it was the only conference everyone asked me about. Are you going? Are you going? So eventually I went, and I found my people. Educators were still a small … Continue reading →

  • Announcing Launch of New Web Site for Barry Joseph Consulting

    In June of 1995, I posted my first web site. It was an innovative use of the new HTML tags for tables. Super snazzy – for the time, at least. In the last 27 years, I have produced countless web … Continue reading →

  • Renewing Cultural Halls Through Digital Experience Design

    For more years than I can remember I’ve had the privilege of working with graduate student interns from NYU, specifically from three programs: Digital Media Design For Learning, Games For Learning, and Educational Communication and Technology. Whether advancing user experience … Continue reading →

  • How I Used ClubHouse to Make Connections at an Online Conference

    SEEKING CONNECTIONS I spent all week attending a conference I had heard about but never attended: MuseumNext. It is designed to “bring together a passionate community of museum leaders, makers and innovators to ask ‘what’s next for museums?’” I wanted … Continue reading →

  • I am… Not a Cat: a Meditation on Zoom and Identity

    I want to reflect on a man who found himself in a situation where he was distressed upon learning others saw him as a cat. But first… Yesterday I went to the State of the Hive 2021 meeting (HiveNYC.org). As … Continue reading →

  • An Early Glimpse (2001) at our Current Pseudo-Reality: From ARG to QAnon

    As I mentioned in my previous post, The Battle for the Internet, I have been digitizing my decades of family home movies. I was excited to come across this piece from my CNN appearance in June of 2001, talking about … Continue reading →

  • The Battle for the Internet

    When my father passed away last year, I decided to digitize my decades of family home movies. I just finished the task this month. Among this treasure trove of family memories, I also found this video. It is from 1999, … Continue reading →

  • The State of Museum Education as Seen By a Pandemic Rip Van Winkle

    Today the Center for the Future Of Museums Blog graciously posted a call from me to museums about Game for Change’s new Game Plan opportunity. It was edited down from a longer piece (posted below) that I wrote about my … Continue reading →

  • A new interview with me on Museum 2.0 about games and museums

    I was thrilled recently when Seema Rao, who took over management of the incomparable blog Museum 2.0 last year from Nina Simon, invited me to chat with her about museums and games. As you’ll see below in this re-post, it … Continue reading →




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Oh, and btw: Congratulations! You found my Easter egg. I built my first web site in June, 1995. Since then, I have built many sites. The first overarching one ran from 1995-2005. I share it here now strictly for historical purposes. And that site was replaced with a family site when my son was born in 1995; I promised my wife that once I launched this new one I would still include a link back to that one. Now I fulfill my promise.