Digital Storytelling for Cultural Heritage

Digital Arts invite you to lectures on storytelling using digitised cultural heritage objects. Professor Selma Rizvić from Sarajevo will bring a look at historical locations, artifacts and stories through virtual and augmented reality. Designer Olivia Vane from London will show what stories reveal digitised data.

Classroom 220, AFAD, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, Bratislava

Free entrance. We recommend registering.

Lectures will be in English.

Olivia Vane

Telling Stories with Cultural Heritage Data

As museums, archives and libraries digitise their collections—converting texts, objects, and artworks to electronic records—the volume of cultural data available grows. Data visualisations allow us to see an overview of, observe patterns in, and showcase the richness of, digitised collections. Olivia will discuss how we can tell stories with cultural data through visualisation, giving examples from her projects with institutions including the V&A Museum, the Smithsonian and the Nordic Museum, Stockholm. She will discuss how the datasets, design choices and audience shape what stories we can tell and how we tell them.

Olivia Vane is a data visualisation designer and front-end engineer based in London. She builds interactives at The Economist. Much of her work has been creating visualisations of large cultural datasets. She was a Research Software Engineer at the British Library and The Alan Turing Institute. Before this, she did a PhD at the Royal College of Art. She has created visualisations for institutions including the V&A Museum, the Wellcome Library and the Nordic Museum, Stockholm. She was a Smithsonian Fellow at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.

Selma Rizvić

Experience the past through VR and AR

Rise of digital technologies gave us new ways to preserve and present cultural heritage to a broad audience. Computer graphics techniques enable visualization and virtual reconstruction of cultural monuments and sites. Virtual Reality provides an opportunity to visit places and see things never imagined possible before. Augmented Reality offers us insights into invisible parts of our reality. Join us in our presentation of digitalized cultural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Italy, Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia and discover ways we did it using digital technologies.

Dr Selma Rizvić is a Professor of Computer Graphics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo and at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. She’s the founder of Sarajevo Graphics Group—multidisciplinary collective of computer graphics experts working with archaeologists, historians, visual artists, writers, film professionals, in order to design and implement virtual cultural heritage applications. She’s a Steering Committee member of the EUROGRAPHICS Workgroup on Graphics and Cultural Heritage and an appointed expert on ICT and Cultural Heritage for the European Commission.

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