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  • MIST: museum interfaces, spaces, technologies


    UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - Monday 22 / Tuesday 23 MARCH 2010

    [Workshop Booklet] PDF

    Building on a 2007 AHRC-funded pilot workshop project, 'Discursive Formations' led by the Digital Studio (Department of Architecture) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and on a 2008 AHRC BT-Goldsmiths workshop in Martlesham Heath, MIST now aims to explore how new technologies, at the intersections of material and digital culture, open the way for new forms of museum spectatorship, making our cultural heritage more interesting and engaging as well as reaching new audiences. MIST is a BT-AHRC sponsored collaboration between Goldsmiths (Computer Science) and the University of Cambridge (Department of Architecture).

    For the purpose of this exploration, three events will be organised in the course of 2010. The first workshop will take place on 22 & 23 March at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, while the next two will take place in London (dates to be announced at the Cambridge event).

    How can the 21st-century museum reconcile the oppositions between Populist/Elitist; Experiential/Static; Fun/Serious; Entertaining/Educational; Play/Work; Interactive/Contemplative;
    Sensory/Mental; Immersive/Passive; Participation/Observation; Celebration/Edification; Social/Solitary; High-tech+media/artifacts; Discovery+multiple viewpoints/Authoritative+institutional viewpoint; Boisterous/Quiet, identified by art historian Chris Bruce, Director of the Washington State University Museum of Art and former Director of the Experience Music Project (Seattle) (in New Museum, Theory & Practice, ed. Janet Marstine, Blackwells, 2006: pp134/5)? At the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge and the Fitzwilliam Museum over two days, around 25 invited participants - Architects, Artists, Engineers, Computer Scientists, Museologists and Performers - will be addressing and debating these oppositions, together with a range of related issues:

    Day 1 (Mon 22 March)


    Acknowledging the need to associate the display of works of art with the space of the museum, Day 1 will investigate issues of spatiality, narrativity and interactivity in the museum context, demonstrating that museums have moved away from transparent systems of organization towards memory-theatre, site of wonder, or chance encounter-as an assemblage of stories and objects which may be linked in many ways. With contemporary digital research providing new ways of understanding objects and art-works, Day 1 will further touch on issues of memory and hapticity as part of the cultural experience. Demonstrations of the state-of-the art in interactivity and hapticity will be conducted by leading technologists and scientists from Apple, Microsoft, Sony and BT.

    Day 2 (Tue 23 March)


    working from the inspiration of Day 1, will explore how media and
    performativity potentially offer the museum visitor a deeper engagement - not through reenactment, but through original transmedia augmentations of the collection. After some presentations and demonstrations - and a 'café concert' - participants will work together in small groups to develop ideas for original integrated media approaches, designed to enhance understanding and enjoyment of cultural heritage, using contemporary techniques. A panel of experts will review the ideas, and experienced technology and exhibition design professionals will advise on feasibility and practical applications.

    DEMOS:


    In parallel with the workshop, demos by participants and visiting digital technologists from the Cultural Industries, University Research Labs and SMEs will be available at set times over the two days.
  • NARRASCAPE: WORKSHOP Sep 22-26 2008

    [AIMS]

    • A forum to outline the subject of ‘urban narrative environment’ and two parallel workshops to experiment with the use of moving image as its analytical tool
    • Exchange understandings of urban conditions in UK and China through discussions and screenings

    [CONTENTS]

    1. Screening, analysis and discussion of selected documentaries relevant to the project, with particular emphasis on the expressive and analytical potentiality of moving image.
    2. Rationale. The seminars will investigate the relationship between narrative and urban space, especially how space is charge with narratives and how narrative facilitates spatial navigation.
    3. Exercises . The exercises experiment with moving images to express and map the psycho-geography of the city. The exercises involve site-studies, shooting with DV camcorder, continuity editing and post-production. Participants will be divided into two groups: the objective of Group A is to create two intersecting journeys through space (addressing route and situational narratives) and edit the footages into a 3-5 urveymapveyarrative map of Cambridge. mins moving image piece. The Group B works on map-mode narratives, targeting at the spatial distribution of narratives and their formation.

    [PATICIPANTS]

    Chris Berry

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    Miguel Santa Clara

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    Wowo Ding

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    Lian Tang

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    Catharina Gabrielsson

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    Yue Tang

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    Maria Hellstrom

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    Michael Tawa

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    Andong Lu

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    Micah Trippe

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    Alan Marcus

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    Nan Zhang

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    Francois Penz

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    Ye Zhang

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    Stanislav Roudavski

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  • Anna Karina
    Bande à Part [Band of Outsiders] (Godard, France, 1964)

    Summary

    A pilot project consisting of three workshops and online collaboration exploring The Museum of the Future with the emphasis on digitality and the moving image.

    Access instructions

    To access the project materials click on the project title and you will be taken to the login page. We encourage you to register but you also can enter as a “Guest”.

    How to apply

    If interested in taking part, please read this “Call for Participation” (also available as PDF).


    Organised by

    The Digital Studio, Department of Architecture, The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Computer Laboratory

    University of Cambridge

    Funded by

    AHRB

    Supported by 

    British HCI


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