Digital Past 2020: Our Second Keynote Session!
Our second keynote session is held on the second afternoon of Digital Past, bringing all the delegates together for another fantastic set of speakers.
Dr Marinos Ioannides is director of the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage and co-ordinator of the EU ERA Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage Mnemosyne, based at the Cyprus University of Technology. His presentation ‘It Is All about Knowledge, Story and Memory’ will focus on the area of 3D holistic documentation, ensuring that the 3D documentation of a tangible object includes not just its geometry, but the historical background and value – their intangible heritage. Marinos will cover the challenges of this approach, including the lack of standardisation, the definition of ‘Knowledge, Memory, Story and Identity’ and how this information can link to Europeana. His full abstract can be read at https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2.-Digital-Past-Its-All-About-Knowledge-Marinos-Ioannides-Eng.pdf.
Following the Europeana link, we move to our second speaker in the session, Harry Verwayen, Executive Director Europeana Foundation, the operator of the Europeana platform. In ‘Driving Digital Transformation’ Harry will explore the digital revolution taking place in the heritage sector: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Augmented Reality are all combining to create a future where it is now imaginable that everything will have a digital representation, a fourth dimension that will change the way we operate as individuals, organisations and communities. Using Europeana’s experience, both in R&D and in embedding cultural heritage into wider social and economic initiatives, Harry will debate what this future world might hold for cultural heritage. Read Harry’s abstract here: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/4.-Europeana-Driving-digital-transformation-Harry-Verwayen-Eng.pdf
Our final speaker of the session will be Josie Fraser, Head of Digital Policy at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and previously senior technology adviser at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Josie will be talking about the necessity of digital confidence and digital skills for all individuals and organisations working across the heritage sector, and the wide range of opportunities that the National Lottery Heritage Fund is making available to make this ambition a reality. Full abstract: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/1.-Digital-Skills-for-Heritage-Josie-Fraser-Eng.pdf
Digital Past: New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach
12 & 13 February 2020, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth