Digital Pasts, Digital Futures PG (11156.1)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||School of Arts and Communications|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Denise THWAITES (Ph: +61 2 62015733 ) INTENSIVE 2021 Semester 1 DR Denise THWAITES (Ph: +61 2 62015733 ) INTENSIVE
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This unit examines the responsibilities of leadership in a world where culture is increasingly created and consumed in digital forms. Students will investigate the strategies and interventions required to ensure digital culture is preserved, discoverable, accessible, and usable. This unit will take a critical approach to available technologies, offering both practical, hands-on experience, and the opportunity to reflect on issues of scale, equity, and control. Students will unpack the buzzwords to understand the impact of developments in areas such as cloud computing, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. Through local and international case studies, and lab-based experimentation, students will explore possibilities for the creative reuse of digital cultural collections.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse issues and develop strategies relating to the preservation, accessibility, and use of digital cultural collections;
2. Critically assess available technologies for preservation and access;
3. Employ a variety of digital and tools and techniques to analyse, enrich, and interpret digital cultural collections; and
4. Understand the legal, social, and technological barriers that inhibit use of digital cultural collections.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 1, 2020
- Semester 1, 2019
Three hours of flexible interactive workshop per week.