Changing Light: a plethora of digital tools as slides gasp their last?

7 11 2011

The following links are copied from this invited blog post via the Association of Curators of Art and Design Images (ACADI):
http://acadi.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/changing-light-a-plethora-of-digital-tools-as-slides-gasp-their-last/

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Thoughts about learning spaces

26 07 2011

Since studying Archaeology at University, and considering the relationship between socio-cultural change and the layout of living spaces/design of architecture over time, I have been interested in the human experience of space and environment. This is also relevant in the dialogue between analogue and digital technologies, an aspect I hope is apparent in my CHArt paper (forthcoming).

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Experience of giving a slide lecture

1 12 2010

Following on from recent additional research, as well as some of the themes covered in my paper at the CHArt annual conference (11th November 2010), I wanted to actually experience creating and giving a slide lecture, and so I did this on 23rd November.

Notes and observations on giving a slide lecture

  • It is starting to be something a bit different, i.e. although I used slides on a couple of occasions as a student, there is a whole terminology and set-up to learn e.g. where are the slides kept? what are the terms of access?
  • The slide collection has to be physically visited; it made me realise how used I am to accessing virtual collections online any time I wanted.
  • As I discussed in my CHArt paper, each slide collection has its own idiosyncratic method of organisation, normally based on the academics who made requests to build up the collection in the first place.
  • The physical engagement with slide cabinets, pockets of slides, and other associated paraphernalia, is missing from the digital dialogue. I didn’t realise I missed this until I was choosing the slides and actually quite enjoying the immersive process, as opposed to frantically searching online in a much more distracting online environment than the physical Library.
  • After my slide lecture I had a few comments about the ‘nice images’, and although I couldn’t comment on the learning experience, certainly there is something to be said for the visual experience, and even the performative aspects of the slide projector.
  • Unfortunately the process did require a lot of effort on my part i.e. emails to locate the slides, time to choose them (i.e. because they were monographically organised and I wanted ‘themes’), and emails and phone calls to arrange the projection equipment in the room. I am not planning to use them again.




CHArt 2010 conference – VADS images

11 11 2010

To accompany my presentation Changing light: a plethora of digital tools as slides gasp their last? at the Computers and the History of Art (CHArt) 2010 conference, I have selected a few VADS images.

To view the lightbox of VADS images please click on the hyperlink below (or copy and paste it into the address/location field of your browser):

http://www.vads.ac.uk/lboxsent.php?email=mtg@vads.ac.uk&lbname=CHArt2010&si=1





A plethora of digital tools

10 11 2010

One of the points I am going to raise in my presentation at the Computers and the History of Art (CHArt) conference tomorrow is that there are so many options out there, it becomes like information overload, almost a digital cacophony of different tools that can be used for visual arts presentations. As if to illustrate my point:

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Multi-Slide PowerPoint plug-in

10 11 2010

I am looking forward to attending the Computers and the History of Art (CHArt) conference, day two, tomorrow. Due to my research topic I am most interested to hear the presentation on the Multi-Slide PowerPoint plug-in:
Katharina Lorenz and Brett Bligh, University of Nottingham, UK
Vorsprung durch Technik: Multi-Display Learning Spaces and Art-Historical Method
Already today, day one, of the CHArt conference I was pleased to experience a confident Prezi presentation by Jamie Allen.

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