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Sunday, March 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Big Heritage, Big Quilts & Big Canvases

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Being able to visualize large collections of data is absolutely vital in the domain of cultural heritage—both for scholarly work and public consumption. Recent work explores novel and engaging ways to visualize and explore cultural heritage data collections and tell little stories with big data. See demos of applications built on Microsoft PixelSense and Surfaces that demonstrate the architecture of intimacy and public interactives. These range from digital memorials to multitouch interaction to explore large-format artworks in their rich context of related artworks, annotations, and guided tours. We will also explore the technological and social challenges of creating interactive exhibits around the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest community-created piece of folk art in the world. These applications are a beachhead on the untouched shores of big humanities research. They are what we can expect today and are also first steps towards what might define an ideal user interface.
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Anne Balsamo

DeanNew School for Public EngagementAnne Balsamo joined the New School as Dean of the School of Media Studies in the New School for Public Engagement in 2012. Her recent book, Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work (Duke, 2011) examines the relationship between culture... Read More →
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Donald Brinkman

Program MgrMicrosoft ResearchDonald Brinkman manages external programs in digital humanities, digital heritage and games for learning at Microsoft Research. He is the Microsoft champion for the Just Press Play project, an experiment to transform the undergraduate education of 750... Read More →
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Andy van Dam

ProfessorBrown UniversityAndries van Dam, is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. University Professor of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. He has been a member of Brown's faculty since 1965, was a co-founder of Brown's Computer Science Department... Read More →
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Ethan Watrall

Asst Professor/Assoc DirMichigan State UniversityAn archaeologist who has worked extensively throughout North America and the Near East, Ethan Watrall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Associate Director of MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities... Read More →



Sunday March 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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