Announcing the Nodem 2010 conference in Copenhagen 24th to the 26th of November 2010
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One of the most striking features of digital media in museums today is their potential for linking and integrating resources, spaces and users in an multiple and proactive ways. The topics of this year’s NODEM conference – Inside, Outside and Virtual – explores how content can be shared and gain exposure across online and onsite services and exhibitions. Special focus is on how users can contribute to knowledge production on different exhibition platforms.
The theme From Place to Presence devotes special attention towards how digital media can be supporting tools for experiences, reflection and knowledge inside AND outside the museum – as well as to discussing the concept of museums as knowledge arenas.
NODEM 2010 Conference in Copenhagen 24th to the 26th of November 2010
Conference participants will exchange presentations and great experiences from projects, case stories, workshops, reflections and results from research – while meeting with museum professionals, designer and researcher working with digital heritage communication. Conference participants will also be invited to visit exhibitions and other activities at some of the most innovative Danish museums.
Among confirmed keynote speakers are dr. Fiona Cameron, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney, Pranav Mistry, Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab, Nina Simon, researcher and consultant and moderator of Museum 2.0 blog – and author of the book “The Participatory Museum” 2010, and as a Nordic keynote Kirsten Drotner, leader of the digital learning research centre DREAM in Odense, Denmark.
NODEM 2010 also aims to offer a framework for active networking through social events and venues for discussing more day-to-day problems with digital media.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to three themes that touch upon links between resources, spaces and users:
Inside. Exhibition spaces are filled with a diversity of digital and interactive media. Access to museum archives and bases, which formerly demanded a physical presence, is now to be expected everywhere. This digital accessibility gradually forces us to rethink the borders of the concepts of “exhibition”, “communication”, “visitor”, “authenticity” and “authority”.
Outside. Cultural landscapes, heritage sites and buildings are increasingly being mediated through geoware and location-based services. Even formerly inaccessible locations buried under water or in the ground are now mapped and visualized. Mobile phones, PDA’s etc. make it possible to receive relevant information and participate in appropriate discussion groups almost everywhere. Moreover, (unlimited) access to the Internet makes museum information connect with tourist information as well as urban communication (city map, hotels, traffic ). This digital accessibility forces us to rethink the borders of the voice of the museum and other voices as well the physicality and materiality of the museum.
Virtual. Information and knowledge are being spread and shared more and more intensively on the Internet and in other networks. Museums, archives and libraries are syndicated in joint interfaces and portals, and used in many different ways – with or without our control. From the perspective of the user, inside distinctions between e.g. different practices and discourses in domains of museums, archives and libraries just don’t matter. From the perspective of the institutions, the virtual world is an opportunity to meet users and non-users where they are (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc.). This digital accessibility forces us to rethink the way museums are present in the virtual world.
National Museum of Denmark
dpt of Modern History
Frederiksholms Kanal 12
Denmark Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.nodem.dk
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