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OxCrowd: From Tags to Tools
Tue 6 June 2017, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
The Oxford Internet Institute is excited to have Kathryn Eccles and Jamie Cameron give the second OxCrowd talk of the term 'From Tags to Tools: Using crowdsourcing to understand and encourage engagement with cultural heritage'.
About the Talk
This talk will show how a research project to understand the motivation and behaviour of volunteer art 'taggers' led to the creation of a new teaching resource encouraging students to engage with objects and images in cultural heritage collections, and a series of innovative and interactive public engagement events.
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment, unclaimed seats will be given to those on the wait list 5 minutes before the event starts.
Registration will close at 12:00 the day of the event.
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About the Speakers
Dr Kathryn Eccles has been a Research Fellow at the OII since 2009. Her role is split between the Humanities Division, and the Oxford Internet Institute. Kathryn is responsible for the Digital Humanities Programme at TORCH, the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities, and ran the 2015-16 TORCH Headline series Humanities and the Digital Age. She has been a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College since 2015.
Jamie Cameron is a Research Assistant at the Oxford Internet Institute. Jamie’s research interests include the digitisation of cultural heritage and 3D imaging, particularly photogrammetry. In addition, he is involved in a number of archaeological projects using scientific methods, such as radiocarbon dating, to investigate the past.
About the Series
The OxCrowd Network brings together academics and students to share and discuss insights on methodological and theoretical challenges related to understanding contemporary crowdbased phenomena facilitated by digital technologies and platforms.