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Dagny Stuedahl to give Brown Bag lunch at BGC #mobile #museums

posted on 16 Apr 2012 14:50 by BGC DML

Dagny Stuedahl will be speaking as part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series on Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 12 to 1:30 pm. Her talk is entitled “Mobile Interactives: Enhancing Museum Collection in Exhibitions and in the City.”

Dagny Stuedahl is Senior Researcher at InterMedia, an interdisciplinary research center on design, communication, and learning in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo. She received her PhD in participatory design of educational technologies from the University of Oslo. Stuedahl has conducted extensive research on the digital communication of cultural historical research, youth digital participation in museum exhibition, and social media as a tool for new forms of museum communication. She is especially interested in the role of digital media for the documentation and sustainability of traditional craftsmanship. Stuedahl is co-chair of Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums (NODEM) and has organized several conferences on digital communication in museums and heritage sites.

Several Nordic and European museums are currently exploring the possibilities and limitations of mobile interactives for the enhancement of museum collections and exhibitions. Another emerging trend in the museum world is the use of mobile technology to provide access to museum information outside the museum, for example, in the streets and at heritage sites. In her presentation, Stuedahl will briefly introduce several examples of ongoing location-based and augmented mobile museum communication in Europe and the use of apps to enhance museum collections in exhibitions, for example, a location-based mobile guide on the industrial heritage of the Akerselva River, which crosses the city center of Oslo. Additionally, as part of her talk, Stuedahl will discuss a digital collaboration between The Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine; The Oslo City Museum; and The Oslo City Archive.

Please join us in the 1st Floor Seminar Room at 12 pm on April 19th.


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BGC Receives NEH Grant for Digital Humanities Project #dighum

posted on 02 Apr 2012 17:35 by BGC DML

We are proud to announce that the BGC has just received a $50,000 NEH Digital Start-Up grant. The aim of the project is to create a digital edition of Franz Boas and George Hunt's The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians that integrates the wide variety of media gathered during research in a way that was not possible in 1890.

The Digital Media Lab will be playing a role in the project, helping assistant professor Aaron Glass and a diverse group of scholars bring the project to fruition. We will be posting more about the project and its development as it proceeds. For more information visit: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/about/bgc-press-room/bgc-receives-neh.html


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