Event 3: The Shape of Things to Come

Location: School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
Dates: Thu 30 – Fri 31 January 2014

Funded through the AHRC Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities theme, the iSay network has enabled heritage professionals and academics to share practices and discourses on the political, ethical, legal and technical practicalities of visitor-generated content and the radically new models of visitor participation that come with it.

This final event in the iSay series aims to lay the foundations for a future of VGC that consolidates, on one hand, what we have learned about ‘generating’ visitor content and the frames within which it is encouraged, facilitated and moderated; and on the other hand, the potentials of new and emerging technologies to revolutionise participation, production and story-telling.

Join us for two days of creative envisioning aimed at scaffolding the next generation of VGC research and practice through forming future collaborations and funding bids.

The programme includes:

Thursday 30 January

11.00: Registration

11.30: Welcome

12.00: Lunch and networking

13.00: Exploring the future of VGC: a Future Technology Workshop

Participants work in groups to brainstorm, model, role-play and critique future scenarios of VGC

17.00: Debriefing

Friday 31 January

10.00: From scenario to project idea

Participants work in groups to translate future scenarios of VGC into today’s VGC projects

12.00: Lunch and networking

13.00: From project idea to funding proposal

Participants work in groups to plan funding of identified VGC projects

15.00: Future work

Participants share thoughts and ideas for further VGC work in roundtable discussion

16.00: Close


Registration is free. Funding is available to cover standard class travel and accommodation. For booking details email iSayEvents@gmail.com.

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