Constellations of Images: ‘The Grande Conversion’ in Cultural Archives
This event, organised by Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+), EPFL, Lausanne, offers a series of talks drawing on disciplinary perspectives and examples, showcasing the progress and advantages of working with ever-changing technologies.
The digital era has witnessed a significant transformation in the accessibility and availability of cultural content in various formats, encompassing a wide range of art forms such as visual arts, cinema, literature, music, photography, and architecture. This shift from analogue to digital, referred to as the “grande conversion” by Milad Doueihi, continues to have a profound impact on our engagement with these creative expressions. Approaching this transition from the perspective of users’ expectations and objectives, considering their perceptions and abilities, can offer insights to navigate these changes effectively. This understanding enables people to develop and critically reflect on innovative interface processes that facilitate the emergence of new practices and experiences.
Spinning off the new book 'Les Devenirs numériques des patrimoines' ('The Digital Futures of Heritage,' Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, 2022), this event features a curated series of talks drawing on a variety of disciplinary perspectives and examples, showcasing the progress and advantages of working with ever-changing technologies. The event will provide a glimpse into the rich and diverse tapestry of ideas that will be explored during another event in the Narratives From the Long Tail series, the New Paradigms for Accessing and Curating Audiovisual Collections symposium, taking place on 28-29 September 2023 at EPFL Pavilion.