Online Symposium Computer legacies: Narrating histories of digital media in museums, 27th January 2022

27 Jan 2022 - 00:00

How do museums narrate histories of computing and digital media? 

JOIN US for the "Computer legacies" online symposium on 27 January 2022 at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM GMT. 

The symposium builds on research conducted within the AHRC-funded project Circuits of Practice: Narrating Histories of Computing and Digital Media in Museum Environments and will provide a forum to explore new approaches for a historical heritage centred around the emergence and development of computing and digital media.

The event will feature a presentation of work conducted in the Circuits of Practice’s Digital Atelier, an ensemble developing alternative, challenging, creative ways of understanding and sharing the project’s findings. Then a roundtable will bring together researchers and practitioners from international institutions to discuss the role of museums in narrating histories of the digital. The event will be closed by a keynote held by Fernando Domínguez Rubio, author of Still Life: Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum (University of Chicago Press, 2020)

Here’s the full program: 

3:30-3:45 pm GMT Welcome and Introduction

Simone Natale, Loughborough University and University of Turin, PI Circuits of Practice

3:45-4:15 pm GMT Presentation of Circuits of Practice’s Digital Atelier

Speakers: Elisabetta Gomelino (Loughborough University), Kimon Keramidas (New York University), Molly Shand (Loughborough University), Amelia Taylor (Loughborough University)

Moderator: Ross Parry, University of Leicester, co-I Circuits of Practice

4:30-5:15 pm GMT Roundtable: Narrating modern computing in museums

Speakers: Simona Casonato (National Museum Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy), Corinna Gardner (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK), Marc Weber (Computing History Museum, Mountain View, California, US)

Moderator: Petrina Foti, Circuits of Practice project

5:30-6:30 pm GMT Keynote speech: The Unnatural Ecologies of Modern Art- Fernando Domínguez Rubio, University of California San Diego

Chair: Simone Natale

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Iliana Depounti (she/her)

PhD researcher in Communication and Media

School of Social Sciences and Humanities 

Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, UK