Join us for work-in-progress student presentations on digital heritage, 27 October 2016 15:00 – 17:00 Theater Kikker
On 27 October at 15:00 students in one of MCW’s Master’s programmes (New Media & Digital Culture) will publicly present the preliminary results of their quest to create engaging stories and interfaces that open up cartographic archives to a general audience. The event is developed in close association with the 2016 IMPAKT Festival, themed “authenticity”. Ten teams will briefly present their work. This is followed by responses and reflections by Kristen Gwinn-Becker from HistoryIT over Skype, and Kelly Mostert who works in the field of audiovisual heritage at The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
The event is one of the activities stemming from the collaboration between Utrecht University’s Media and Culture Studies Expertise Centre, US-based technology and services company HistoryIT, and contemporary media culture and innovative audiovisual arts organization IMPAKT. The aim of this collaboration is to experiment with an innovative approach to combine education with a hands-on digital heritage project. Students in the Master’s program New Media & Digital Culture help HistoryIT to create meaningful access to digitized historical cartography archives, and in doing so generate academic insights by critically reflecting on digital media platforms and practices. This is one of the ways in which the MCW Expertise Centre wants to forge close connections between academic education and research, and the practical field of media- and culture.
The event takes place on 27 October 2016 15:00 – 17:00 Theater Kikker, Ganzenmarkt 14, Utrecht, and is publicly accessible and free.