San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Tuesday 26th June
This months guest speakers are as follows
"Simon Whitehouse provides digital consultation services in the areas of open data, social media and creative digital projects.
He helps organise and run a variety of events. These include the HyperWM unconference, Brewcamp coffee, cake and digital technology evenings and hack/development labs such as the Dev Lab for Hello Culture.
He is currently co-curating this year's Hello Culture symposium. Hello Culture is an ongoing series of events that explores how digital technologies and media are disrupting the way cultural and heritage organisations can produce, interact, create, curate content, transforming how audiences can connect and engage with cultural experiences.
Hello Culture 2014 launches the new cultural data revolution: with data and digital technologies transforming how audiences participate in culture, how do cultural and heritage organisations become digitally resilient and agile, in order to meet the demands of future audiences?
The New Cultural Data Revolution will challenge, inspire and develop digital knowledge. Working with partners, both national and international, it will bring the best and latest thinking in developing new income streams, business models, collaborations and cross sector partnerships."
Justin Wiggan Was Born in Burnley Lancashire and studied Fine Art Ba at UCE. He works in a variety of guises, predominately with Darren Joyce as Dreams of tall Buildings and collaboratively with Norwegian artist Oona Luras.
Actively engaged with noise as a platform lens for 20 years wiggan’s work also uses text, film, object changing and drawing to make interface solutions to problems that only he has have created based on his surroundings.
These artefacts and documents are a reaction to the shouts, screams, shrieks, wails, hoots, howls, death rattles and sobs that are all soaked up by his surrounding unfinished structure of society and space.
His body of work engages to this swollen space, discovering the links between the internal tourist and the external explorer.
His investigations embrace of a sense of evolution and eradication of a problem that goes way beyond cultural breakdown, addressing the problem with an end of a system.
His current work investigating a philosophic body looking at the relationship between the explorer and the tourist, one cuts the path through conviction and belief, the other gnaws on the path for convenience.
The pieces are hosts to reveal the commercial virus we have allowed to manifest within our western culture, the explorer of Elvis is diluted by the tourist of Warhol only to be an explorer to the bedding company who produced it as a bed sheet.
Just like the Kandinsky triangle model he proposed in “concerning the spiritual” , his model has influenced this concept, the responsibility of the artist to enlighten the masses and draw them up the line of truth, the explorer pull the tourist but the tourist at times digs his feet in and cannot be moved.
Our culture is reduced, our hands are tied.
"Andy Mabbett is a freelance digital consultant and has been a Wikipedian-in-Residence in a number of museums and galleries."
His presentation will be based on, "QRpedia uses QR codes and other tools to deliver multilingual - and English-language - content to museum and gallery visitors and about historic buldings, statues and other features, at zero cost."
Given the wide and diverse range of academics, businesses, students and Heritage organisations working collaboratively on the DHD project, we will be hosting free monthly “cake” (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) mornings to showcase current developments, discuss funding opportunities and tackle current challenges. Plus - there will be cake!
You can access printable directions and a map by going to our University web page HERE .
If you have any special requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0121 414 9154.
If you would like to present or show a demonstration please contact Vanessa Rouse, Project Administator at email@example.com or 0121 414 9154.
For details of the January 2014 cake morning please click here
For details of the February 2014 cake morning please click here
For details of the March 2014 cake morning please click here
For details of the April 2014 cake morning please click here
The Digital Heritage Demonstrator Project is supported by:
When & Where
Digital Humanities Hub
Chowen and Garfield Weston Foundation Prototyping Hall, Ground Floor, ERI Building
University of Birmingham, Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (BST)
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The University of Birmingham offers expertise in the field of Digital Humanities. Further information can be found at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/digitalhumanitiesforum/index.aspx