Event/Speaker

Symposium: The Artifact in the Age of New Media

Date

Friday, February 5, 2010

Time

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Place

Lecture Hall, 38 West 86th Street

COST

FREE General Admission
FREE Students and Seniors

Registration is now closed, 212.501.3019, academic-events@bgc.bard.edu

Description

New media has transformed our access to collections in the humanities. But how has our interpretation and presentation of artifacts changed? The morning session of this day-long symposium will feature presentations by leading practitioners in the university, library, and museum worlds to showcase new developments in this rapidly changing field. In the afternoon we will have a round table discussion on the nature of digital collaborations within and between institutions, what digital scholarship involving material culture looks like and will look like, the role of digital media in the training of material culture/art history scholars, and digital media and the changing nature of exhibitions among other issues.

9:00 am
Breakfast
9:30 am
Dan Cohen
Director of the Center for History and New Media and Professor of History
George Mason University
“Scholarly Communities and Digital Artifacts”

Josh Greenberg
Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship
New York Public Library
“Staff Expertise in the Networked, Digital Environment”

Carrie Rebora Barratt
Associate Director for Collections and Administration
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Digital Media Projects for Galleries and Period Rooms at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art”

Amelia Peck
Marica F. Vilcek Curator in the Department of American Decorative Arts and Manager of the Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Digital Media Projects for Galleries and Period Rooms at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art”

12:30 pm
Lunch
6th Floor
2:00 pm
Round-table Discussion - Panel 1
Beth Harris and Joshua Brown
3:15pm
Round-table Discussion - Panel 2
Kimon Keramidas and Steve Brier
Lecture Hall

Roundtable Participants
Steve Brier
Senior Academic Technology Officer / Coordinator, Interactive Technology & Pedagogy Certificate Program / Professor of Urban Education / Co-Director, New Media Lab
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Joshua Brown
Executive Director Center for Media and Learning/American Social History Project/ Professor of History and Interactive Technology & Pedagogy / Co-Director, New Media Lab
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Beth Harris
Director of Digital Learning
The Museum of Modern Art

David Jaffee
Professor and Head of New Media Research
Bard Graduate Center

Kimon Keramidas
Assistant Director for the Digital Media Lab
Bard Graduate Center

The Artifact in the Age of New Media, poster (PDF)

For additional information contact Alex Phelan, phelan@bgc.bard.edu.


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