Utilising technology to unlock the past

Farrar, R, Heywood, B and Telling, L (2017) Utilising technology to unlock the past. In: The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, 30 March - 2 April 2017, Art Center, Kobe, Japan.


Held at the Eighth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017 in Kobe, Japan, the aim of the workshop is to explore how digital technologies can be shaped to change our perceptions of the past at Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and image recognition technology will be discussed to demonstrate innovative new platforms available to storytellers, historians and media makers. The workshop is led by collaborative partners Creative Media and Enterprise Senior Lecturer Dr. Ruth Farrar from Bath Spa University and Barney Heywood and Lucy Telling from Stand + Stare who specialise in immersive theatre and interactive design. They will collectively draw upon their portfolios illustrating successful international case studies, which fuse academic research with industry demands to help share stories from the past with new audiences. Case studies covered in the workshop include sharing immigrant stories for a sound art commission for the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York; an interactive storytelling app to commemorate Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary in New York and an exhibition at the Barbican for the Royal Shakespeare Company bringing theatrical props to life in London. During a practical exercise, workshop participants will also get an opportunity to interact with image recognition technology by attaching a story to an object to create a unique oral history experience. Ultimately, workshop participants will learn how to innovatively mediate digital technologies to create new modes of understanding history.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords: image recognition technology, Radio frequency identification (RFID) technolog, creative media technologies
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 10:38
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 19:39
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/9177
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