Online Symposium Computer legacies: Narrating histories of digital media in museums, 27th January 2022
How do museums narrate histories of computing and digital media?
JOIN US for the "Computer legacies" online symposium on 27 January 2022 at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM GMT.
The symposium builds on research conducted within the AHRC-funded project Circuits of Practice: Narrating Histories of Computing and Digital Media in Museum Environments and will provide a forum to explore new approaches for a historical heritage centred around the emergence and development of computing and digital media.
The event will feature a presentation of work conducted in the Circuits of Practice’s Digital Atelier, an ensemble developing alternative, challenging, creative ways of understanding and sharing the project’s findings. Then a roundtable will bring together researchers and practitioners from international institutions to discuss the role of museums in narrating histories of the digital. The event will be closed by a keynote held by Fernando Domínguez Rubio, author of Still Life: Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum (University of Chicago Press, 2020)
Here’s the full program:
3:30-3:45 pm GMT Welcome and Introduction
Simone Natale, Loughborough University and University of Turin, PI Circuits of Practice
3:45-4:15 pm GMT Presentation of Circuits of Practice’s Digital Atelier
Speakers: Elisabetta Gomelino (Loughborough University), Kimon Keramidas (New York University), Molly Shand (Loughborough University), Amelia Taylor (Loughborough University)
Moderator: Ross Parry, University of Leicester, co-I Circuits of Practice
4:30-5:15 pm GMT Roundtable: Narrating modern computing in museums
Speakers: Simona Casonato (National Museum Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy), Corinna Gardner (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK), Marc Weber (Computing History Museum, Mountain View, California, US)
Moderator: Petrina Foti, Circuits of Practice project
5:30-6:30 pm GMT Keynote speech: The Unnatural Ecologies of Modern Art- Fernando Domínguez Rubio, University of California San Diego
Chair: Simone Natale
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Iliana Depounti (she/her)
PhD researcher in Communication and Media
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, UK