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The Journal of Media Innovations – CINE edition 2021
As a partnership, we have produced a peer-reviewed edition of the Journal of Media Innovations. The journal has been edited by Professor Joan Condell from Ulster University and Curator Judith McCarthy from Donegal County Museum. They state in the foreword:
“Digital technologies provide huge opportunities for improving public access to different forms of cultural assets. One of the main benefits of the digital revolution is that cultural heritage becomes more accessible to people notwithstanding their location or their financial resources. Digital technology can also revolutionise the way we travel and enjoy our cultural heritage. It can provide quality information about heritage sites and enhance visitors’ experience. In addition, harnessing innovation and digital solutions contributes to a more sustainable and responsible tourism sector.”
It consists of
- Foreword by the editors
- Virtual Community Heritage – An Immersive Approach to Community Heritage by Niall Mc Shane, Joan Condell, Jorge Alvarez, Alan Miller
- Museums, Artefacts and Cultural Heritage Sites by Gunnar Liestøl
- Remediation of Historical Photographs in Mobile Augmented Reality by Espen Johnsen Bøe
- The Acropolis on the Immersive Web by Jay David Bolter, Maria Engberg, Colin Freeman, Gunnar Liestøl and Blair MacIntyre
- The use of digital solutions in museums today and in the future by Anna Insa Vermehren, Johanna Clements, Ida Fossli, Jaroslav Bogomolov
CINE TALK: Future Digital Possibilities
We believe that museums and heritage organisations can, and should, play a powerful role in imagining different futures for our communities and societies. Digital technologies have the potential to be an important tool in this process. This session draws on the experience of the CINE project partners and others to explore the questions: how can we utilise technological possibilities to be both a preserver of the past and an instigator of new ideas for the future? What digital tools exist to help us? How can we develop new digital tools that meet our particular needs, align with our values, and help us to address the challenging topics of our time in meaningful ways?
Reflections & Experiences
On community co-production, serious gaming in heritage, managing data, curating digital content, climate change.
Imagining the Future: one Project at a time
Using technology and museums to instigate the future.
Machine Learning in the Heritage Sector
A practical example of collaboration to introduce new technology into the museum sector.
Reflections on Digital Cultural Heritage
The director of the Digital Heritage lab of the Cyprus University of Technology and UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage reflects on our programme and the future.
CINE TALK: Reviewing Curatorial Practice
Digital technologies are changing our curatorial practices today more than ever. This session draws on the experiences of the CINE project partners and others to explore the questions: how can digital technologies aid and extend our curatorial practices? How can we use technology to better engage our audiences and communities with a view to playing a more active role in the communities of the future? How can curators of heritage become more adaptable, creative and confident in the digital realm?
The Archive and the Community
Exploring the tensions between digitally driven outputs and audiences, the potential role digital technologies can have in pluralising curation, and the potential role of diaspora knowledge in informing museum practice.
Thinking Outside the White Cube
Rethinking curatorial practices through the British Council’s online exhibition platform Museum Without Walls.
Using immersive digital technology to mobilise heritage for social change
A discussion of the ways in which digital heritage can be used as a generative tool which has the potential to democratise cultural production and argues for it going beyond the spectacle.
CINE TALK: What is Successful Co-production?
Community co-production is a method that offers cultural organisations and community groups opportunities to work together towards a common goal. This can be both fruitful and challenging, but essential if museums and heritage organisations are to play a useful role in imagining different futures for our communities and societies. This online event draws on the experience of the CINE project partners and others to explore the questions: what is good co-production? How do you create roles, manage social relationships and expectations? Does co-production work?
Cultures of co-production
Initiating co-production projects in Ireland and Iceland within the CINE project.
Co-producing the Danish Welfare Museum
Reflections on museums and social change.
Transforming the future of the past: re-interpreting Stonehenge
Presenting a film project co-produced with young people who live near one of the most iconic heritage sites in England.
What is it? reading material
What does it allow you to do? understand the potential of mapping for preserving landscapes and heritage remains
Cost? freeFind out more!
Guidelines for mapping and digital documentation.
We are all familiar with interactive maps for navigation and most people have experience finding their way using technologies such as Google Maps.
Interactive mapping is a vital tool in digital heritage. Maps can tell stories of natural and cultural heritage. They can be used to present narratives of changing landscapes through history and time. They can be used to document names and locations in local culture or track where artifacts originated from and where they ended up. The migration of people and cultures can be tracked and viewed via interactive maps leading to a greater understanding through visualisation.
Adapt Northern Heritage Toolkit
CINE has worked closely together with the Adapt Northern Heritage project. Therefore we want to present the toolkit that our partners have created.
The Adapt Northern Heritage toolkit consists of five tools to help understand better how climate change will effect northern historic places and explore options for what can be done to respond to this change. The principal tool is a guide for Assessing Risk and Planning Adaption, which is supported by publications on Adaptation Stories, Conservation Factsheets and Information Sources. The guide is for use by both conservation professionals and those involved in caring for a historic place. To support the risk management process described in the guide, workbooks and slideshow tutorials are also available.
Timespan Landscape Explorer
What is it? an app
What does it allow you to do? see an example of an outdoors outreach tool that uses different media to make available content and to discuss the pressing issues of our time
Cost? freeFind out more!
The app is a field guide and trail of places in the Kildonan case study area, which provides a portrait of the parish of Kildonan, Highlands, Scotland.
The interactive maps lead users to information on climate impact, land use and stories, as well as 360 images, audio recordings and relevant archive material from Timespan’s collection. It’s beautifully packaged in eye-popping designs and the intuitive functionality will appeal to app users and those less familiar with virtual mobile trails.
Multidisciplinary approaches to understanding and communicating a landscape
What new knowledge can be generated when archaeologists, historians, community members and virtual modellers get together to recreate a landscape? These three guidelines pull together the possibilities and set out some pointers communicating this understanding to others.
Co-production learning resource
Coffee Break Reads
What is it? a resource including a guide and a field manual
What does it allow you to do? learn about co-production and see examples of co-production work
Cost? freeFind out more!
Co-production is the process by which we facilitate and empower the community, both individually and collectively, to become the curators, makers and performers of their own stories.
In CINE we have used co-production methods in some of our case studies. This guide is a record of how we used co-production and what we have learned.
You will find information about the benefits and the challenges of co-production and key points to consider. This leads you then to the detailed co-production guide and the co-production field manual.
The Digitourist toolkit helps heritage organisations to promote and manage tourist access to natural and cultural heritage – either through creating trails or by bringing digital heritage content into peoples’ homes.
The toolkit supports three specific types of applications that can create exciting online visitor experiences and help direct access to heritage sites.
- Digitourist Virtual Time Travel service provides immersive simulations which support guided collective exploration to audiences in their home,
- Digitoursit Mobile Smart Spheres framework, supports creating packages for cross reality apps that enhance visits to locations by providing mobile immersive experiences,
- Digitourist Questit framework supports creating trail packages for apps that provide directed location-based interpretation.
CINE Communities Technology Toolkit
What is it? A webpage that explains easy to use digital tools in a heritage context
What does it allow you to do? Learn about media platforms, photography, video, audio, 360 photography, photogrammetry, mapping
Cost? Free, although using some of the tools or platforms recommended may incur a costFind out more!
Digital technology has changed how we view and present our natural and cultural heritage.
Communities have access to digital multimedia tools and platforms that can be utilised to help preserve their natural and cultural heritage.
In the era of smart phones and mobile technology people have access to devices capture content that ranges from photography, high definition video to 3D artefact scanning and share their content to a global audience. This technology can empower communities to take ownership of their history, heritage and stories.
Through the development of digital tools and promotion of accessible platforms museums and heritage organisations can support communities in the creation of heritage content.
This website provides a series of ‘getting started’, guides for a range of digital tools we believe can provide value to community heritage projects.