Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage by Fiona Cameron
A Critical Discourse (Media in Transition)

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In Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage, experts offer a critical and theoretical appraisal of the uses of digital media by cultural heritage institutions. Previous discussions of cultural heritage and digital technology have left the subject largely unmapped in terms of critical theory; the essays in this volume offer this long-missing perspective on the challenges of using digital media in the research, preservation, management, interpretation, and representation of cultural heritage. The contributors--scholars and practitioners from a range of relevant disciplines--ground theory in practice, considering how digital technology might be used to transform institutional cultures, methods, and relationships with audiences. The contributors examine the relationship between material and digital objects in collections of art and indigenous artifacts; the implications of digital technology for knowledge creation, documentation, and the concept of authority; and the possibilities for "virtual cultural heritage"--the preservation and interpretation of cultural and natural heritage through real-time, immersive, and interactive techniques.The essays in Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage will serve as a resource for professionals, academics, and students in all fields of cultural heritage, including museums, libraries, galleries, archives, and archaeology, as well as those in education and information technology. The range of issues considered and the diverse disciplines and viewpoints represented point to new directions for an emerging field.Contributors:Nadia Arbach, Juan Antonio Barceló, Deidre Brown, Fiona Cameron, Erik Champion, Sarah Cook, Jim Cooley, Bharat Dave, Suhas Deshpande, Bernadette Flynn, Maurizio Forte, Kati Geber, Beryl Graham, Susan Hazan, Sarah Kenderdine, José Ripper Kós, Harald Kraemer, Ingrid Mason, Gavan McCarthy, Slavko Milekic, Rodrigo Paraizo, Ross Parry, Scot T. Refsland, Helena Robinson, Angelina Russo, Corey Timpson, Marc Tuters, Peter Walsh, Jerry Watkins, Andrea Witcomb


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Marija Mojca Pungercar was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, in 1964. She graduatedfrom the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and also has an M. F. A. from the SanFrancisco Art Institute. She has had exhibitions in Slovenia and, internationally,including Art Resources Transfer in New York. Grants, awards and residences include:Austrian Academic Exchange Scholarship; 18th Biennial of Youth award, Modernagalerija (Museum of Modern Art), Rijeka (Croatia); Celje International Art Weeksresidence; Artslink New York residence; Fulbright scholarship; Ministry of Culture ofRepublic Slovenia scholarship, 2000. Her essay on photography was published in Link:A Critical Journal of the Arts in Baltimore and the World (Fall 2001).
Published January 22, 2010 by The MIT Press. 480 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction