San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Digital Acrobatics: Performing the Circus Oz Living Archive
Full details at http://www.circusarchive.net/blog/digital-acrobatics-symposium
Keynote Day 1: Seb Chan, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, USA, Cultural Heritage and the Digital
Keynote Day 2: Pete Williams, Deloitte Digital, Embracing the Digital Future
This one-and-a-half day symposium discusses questions emerging as attempts are made to rethink and redefine contemporary practices of cultural heritage using digital technologies. In particular, the symposium focuses on the context of the performing arts and its documentation on video, through the lens of an interdisciplinary research project underway since 2010, the Circus Oz Living Archive. Key questions include: What can/might/does happen to the archive conceived as a digital entity? What are th ontology and affordances of digital video? How is the making of a 'living archive' performed? How can a living archive live in the world?
Who should attend: The symposium aims to generate debate and discussion to inform thinking regarding future research and practice across the cultural sector. The symposium will be of interest to scholars and practitioners from fields of art and cultural heritage, digital media, computer science, performance studies, circus, and all those interested in the ‘performance’ of digital archives.
Included in your registration fee: Registration includes arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, lunch and 5pm drinks (Day 1) and arrival tea and coffee and morning tea (Day 2). Your registration also entitles you to receive 25% off Adult A-Reserve tickets to see Circus Oz in Melbourne on Friday 5th July, 7.30pm performance. Tickets are only $41.25 (normally $55) and are subject to availability. You will receive a discount code and booking instructions when you purchase your symposium tickets.