DiMEA: Entertainment and Authenticity in the Digital Museum (Oct 2017)

A DEN-funded residential workshop to explore how authenticity and digital entertainment can coexist in contemporary museums.

  • Dates and venue: 17-19 October 2017, The Folly Farm Centre, Bristol, BS39 4DW
  • Website and registration: https://dimeaworkshop.tumblr.com/ 
  • Aimed at: Current/registered PhD students within the Digital Economy Network Centres for Doctoral Training – FREE to attend
  • Organiser and contact: Daniela De Angeli, EngD Student, Centre for Digital Entertainment, email: dada21@bath.ac.uk

The main purpose of this workshop is to explore how authenticity and digital entertainment can coexist in contemporary museums.

Although museums have the potential and the mission to present knowledge in authoritative yet enjoyable ways, they are often struggling to balance their traditional rigour with the requirements of a changing society.

We suggest that a balance between authenticity and entertainment can be achieved through partnerships. Unfortunately too often museums, entertainment industries and research hubs do not effectively communicate with each other.

This workshop will promote a network in the field of digital entertainment for museums by bringing together experts from the museum field, prominent researchers from computer science and design, as well as professionals of the entertainment industry.

You can also view the DiMEA presentation that Daniela De Angeli, of the Centre for Digital Entertainment at the University of Bath delivered at the DEN Annual Meeting on 1 February in London.

 

A digital economy network for PhD students in CDTs funded by EPSRC

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