We’re excited to announce the fabulous crew of keynote speakers for the 10th anniversary conference in Copenhagen 2021. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll introduce them one by one. Stay tuned!
DailyArt: The unbelievable story of how an educational startup became a business
DailyArt was launched in 2012 as a mobile app, which every day presents one piece of fine art with a short story. Throughout the years it has grown, and now the app reaches 800.000 people monthly and is available in 18 languages. Today, DailyArt now is not just a mobile app but also DailyArtMagazine.com, DailyArt Courses and DailyArt Shop. This is a story of how something very humble – a simple idea based on art masterpieces from open access collections, thanks to matching digital tools and the goodness of people interested in art history from all around the world – grew to a regular business.
Zuzanna Stańska is an art historian fascinated by using emerging technologies in museums. In 2012, she founded Moiseum, a tech consultancy helping museums and cultural institutions to reach their audiences with new tools, and also the popular app DailyArt. Since 2018, she is an expert at the European Commission’s Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana Sub-group. She won the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Award in the Culture category in 2014, and was mentioned on the “New Europe Top 100 Challengers” list made by Visegard Fund, Google, Financial Times, and Res Publika. She is also an Alumni at Blackbox Connect.
She tweets @zstanska
Where open cultural content, motors, drilling machines and hot glue meet
What is it like to use digitized open cultural content as a part of creative processes? How is it similar to other materials such as wood, recycled objects, electronics and textiles? What about its unique characteristics? This talk aims to shed light on the nuts and bolts of using cultural heritage collections in hands-on artistic projects and workshops. It is also discussed how we could foster a closer dialogue between the meticulously catalogued digital artefacts and the messy workbench.
Kati Hyyppä is a Finnish, Berlin-based artist and educator who works at the intersection of art and technology. Her practise is rooted in materiality and hand-making. Working with materials from recycled objects and electronics to textiles and open cultural content she explores alternative perspectives on our material and technological surroundings. Her projects often include an element of participation, speculation and humour as means to invite people in a closer, alternative dialogue with technology.
Kati’s website is http://katihyyppa.com
Peter B. Kaufman
The Fifth Estate: A New Old Role for Our Knowledge Institutions
In this presentation, MIT Open Learning’s Peter B. Kaufman discusses the social responsibility of the knowledge sector and knowledge institutions to publish as much information as possible into the online Commons. Kaufman will discuss the challenges to sharing knowledge over time and discuss the new imperatives before us in an age of pandemics, global economic crises, and worldwide disinformation.
A writer, teacher, and documentary producer, Peter B. Kaufman is the author of The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge. He works at MIT Open Learning and the Knowledge Futures Group. Previously he served as associate director of Columbia University’s Center for Teaching and Learning; president and executive producer of Intelligent Television; a founding contributor to the Audio-Visual Think Tank at Sound & Vision in the Netherlands; co-chair of the JISC Film & Sound Think Tank in the United Kingdom; co-chair of the Copyright Committee of the Association of Moving Image Archivists; a member of the Scholar Advisory Committee of WGBH’s American Archive of Public Broadcasting; a member of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences; and a consultant to the Library of Congress’s National Audiovisual Conservation Center, the largest archive of moving images and recorded sound in the world.
He currently serves as a member of the editorial board of The Moving Image and also the editorial advisory board of the Russian Library, an initiative based at Columbia University Press to bring out more Russian literature into English, because Russian literature is the only thing that matters.
The record has left the building
Introducing Open Data in the GLAM sector means that the mediation of heritage is not the sole privilege of these institutions anymore. In theory anyone, anywhere can use heritage material that is fully open, for any purpose. However, in practise this has not happened to the degree many in the OpenGLAM community had hoped and others had perhaps feared. While researching the use of years of digitisation and online publication with various degrees of openness, I have discovered a lot to celebrate as well as issues that continue to stand in the way of incorporating OpenGLAM in education, creativity and research. At Sharing is Caring 2021 I will share this research alongside some of my own creative endeavours using OpenGLAM records.
Henriette Roued-Cunliffe is an Associate Professor in Digital Humanities at the Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen. With a background in Archaeological Computing and a doctorate examining digital tools for the reading of historic texts, her research is primarily in the use of data and digital tools within heritage. She has adapted this knowledge to teaching Digital Heritage and Data Science in the Humanities, as well as sharing tutorials online. This theoretical, empirical and applied research has resulted in the book Open Heritage Data – An introduction to research, publishing and programming with open data in the heritage sector (2020).
Alongside this she works to understand the data management practices and online interaction of citizen historians (for example family historians and amateur archaeologists). She co-edited the volume Participatory Heritage (2017).
You can find her online at @henrietteroued
Top photo: CC BY 4.0 Jonas Heide Smith