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Technologies, Geographies, & Temporalities: Cultural Heritage & Digital Imaging Symposium, April 6

Published March 17, 2019

A Florida State University Department of Art History Symposium

April 6, 2019, 10am-5pm
2004 WJB

Digital technologies have greatly enhanced the documentation, research, and discussion of cultural heritage. Likewise, new media and visualization techniques have fundamentally changed the depth and scope of how information is disseminated and raised ethical and philosophical issues concerning authenticity, representation, reproducibility, preservation, and education that impact policy, stakeholders, and popular knowledge. This symposium explores relationships between time, space, and technology in cultural heritage today and how new technologies are and can be used in the diffusion of research and the presentation of cultural heritage and its context.

We will examine how digital technologies can be used to develop novel ways of sharing cultural heritage, tangible and intangible, with a broader public via museums, websites, and 3D printing, among other avenues of dissemination. We are interested to see how these new forms of representation impact cultural heritage education and affect basic research, as these representations become the matrix through which new questions and models are constructed. We hope to query how we must think about the contextualization of this information so that it does not merely feed into a kind of artifactual or technological fetishism of the past, but rather enhances people’s engagement with cultural heritage.



Land Acknowledgement
Kristin Dowell, Florida State University

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Paul Niell, Florida State University

Session I

“Re-Presenting the Past for the Future”
Sheila Bonde, Brown University and Clark Maines, Wesleyan University

“A Portrait of a City: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of Venice (1500)”
Kristin Huffman, Duke University

“Two Places at Once: Virtual Reality and the Extension of Spatial and Temporal Access to Cultural Heritage”
Andrea De Giorgi, Florida State University and Matt Brennan, Indiana University, Bloomington

Session II

“Meghann O’Brien’s ‘Wrapped in the Cloud’: Working Together at the Interface”
Kate Hennessey, Simon Fraser University

“My Life As An Avatar”
Skawennati, Independent artist

“The Benefits of Lidar and Large-Scale Collaborative Research in the Maya Lowlands”
Francisco Estrada-Belli, Tulane University


“Digital Ecologies: Representation and Authenticity from Olmec Art to the Nefertiti Hack”
Michael Carrasco
and Joshua Englehardt, Florida State University