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Animating the Archive – Thursday, January 14th 2010.

Watch the live stream at 13:30 today, January 14th.

Come join us for an exciting new year’s seminar with Professor Jeffrey Schnapp, fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, and Associate Director Henrik Bennetsen from Stanford Humanities Lab. This afternoon will bring us up to date on the new open source virtual world, Sirikata, and propose innovative scenarios for the future of knowledge production and reproduction in the arts and humanities. The day will provide new visions of how one might reinvent museums and archives as institutions under digital conditions as well as model some successful practices and prospective projects that involve the concept of the animated archive and the augmented museum.

WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday, January 14th 2010, 13:30-17:00, room 43.3.29, house 43, Roskilde University. Map of the university

Followed by dinner at Rådhuskælderen, Roskilde. Registration is necessary for dinner only. All are welcome.

Jeffrey Schnapp occupies the Pierotti Chair in Italian and Comparative Literature at Stanford, where he founded the Stanford Humanities Lab in 2000 with the aim of creating a transdisciplinary platform for testing out future scenarios for the arts and humanities in a post-print world. Stanford Humanities Lab is a hybrid institution, a kind of Media/Tech Lab wedded to a Humanities & Arts research center, devoted to thinking outside of the box, to experimenting with public forms of scholarship and culture and to exploring the interstices between research and art practice. Schnapp’s current research interests lie in the domain of mixed reality approaches to scholarship, curatorship, and cultural programming and in a broad range of challenges placed under the general banner of “animating the archive.” Recent projects for example include a Mixed Reality Performance at the MITO Festival, an experiment in which physical spaces and musicians from different continents encountered one another on-line.

Henrik Bennetsen is the associate director of the Stanford Humanities Lab. He maintains a strong interest in virtual worlds and open source technology and is currently engaged in the Speed Limits research project (a collaboration with the Danish Bornholm’s Kunstmuseum) that explores artistic expression and archiving inside virtual space. Previously, Henrik led the Life Squared (L2) research project and the construction of a 3D immersive art archive inside the virtual world of Second Life. In 2007 Bennetsen co-founded the Stanford Open Source Lab that has since grown to about 60 members from across the Stanford community. Henrik is Danish and has a MSc. in Media Technology and Games from the IT University of Copenhagen and a BSc. in Medialogy from Aalborg University. Before his return to the world of academia, Henrik was a professional musician and still has a strong side interest in creative self-expression augmented by technology.

See also The Tunnels exhibition

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  1. dixi says

    Thanks to Innovation Center Denmark, Silicon Valley, for facilitating this collaboration:

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