Innovation Workshops 1-4
Each Innovation Workshop will have an initial presenter, drawing up potentials, barriers, outcomes and impact as well as frames for collaboration within the designated areas of
Workshop 1: Education, Teaching and Training
Presenter and Moderator: Professor Susan Schreibmann
Susan Schreibman is Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa at Maynooth University. Her research in the Digital Humanities ranges from text encoding and the creation of digital scholarly editions, to more recent interests in Virtual Worlds, DH and Public Engagement, and Datamining. Over the past decade she has held held several leadership positions in digital humanities/libraries centres. Previous to taking up the post at Maynooth University, she held the position ad Trinity Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities (2011-2014) with Trinity College Dublin, and served as the Director of the Digital Humanities Observatory (2008-2011), a national digital humanities centre developed under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy. Susan Schreibmann has contributed innovation for teaching and training DH and has moved humanities and cultural heritage curriculum into the digital transformation, latest as PI for #dariahTeach,
Digital Research Infrastructures and Infrastructure Projects are to a still larger degree addressing teaching and training, this is done to underpin the request of researchers and research institutions as education (and training to educate) is a major impact factor for universities and knowledge institutions. This educational turn corresponds well with high level European policies for HE and the focus on digital divides and competence gaps as well as on creating curriculum bridging gaps and divides.
But how is this educational turn taken unto the micro level of curriculum development and how could larger European organisations and networks work to sustain and scale more curriculum developments and training activities for the digital transformation of arts and humanities?
Workshop 2: Smart Cities and Public Engagement
Workshop presenter and moderator: Jens Bley
Jens Bley, Professor at HafenCity University Hamburg and co-founder of the eCultureLab@HCU, is the initiator of the nationally funded “Smart Square” research project. Jens Bley is an eCulture Entrepreneur, providing strategies, research & development and producing eCulture innovations for smart cities. Initiator and producer of eCulture forums; speaker and workshop organizer at various museum innovation conferences in Europe, USA, Asia, Australia; Co-Initiator of regional cultural hackathon with cultural institutions from Germany, Denmark and Sweden; Co-Initiator/Head of Smart City advisory group at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
New forms of born-digital cultural data are generated by cultural institutions and organizations as well as by the urban environments we live in and by How will data-driven citizen engagement and cultural, creative actors in the digital transformation contribute to future smart city planning and publicly provided open data platforms? The focus on born-digital data within the cultural creative sectors is growing, and gap analysis of cultural creative statistics (cf. KEA Feasibility study on data collection and analysis in the cultural and creative sectors in the EU, September 2015) recommend supplementing existing statistics with new data and new ways of data collection, for better insight in how e.g. citizens engagement is created by cultural creative institutions, events and productions. Furthermore, value chains in the digital transformation of arts and culture, creative neighborhoods and everyday culture seem to instigate Digital Social Innovation, which is at the focal point of e.g. the DSI4EU-project launched by the European Commission.
But, cultural data from urban living as well digital social innovation are challenged with the lack of measures for impact, pathways for sustainability and scalable infrastructures; how could large digital networks and data driven infrastructures help bridge these gaps and further the knowledge and understanding of the data we generate in our digital cultures?
Workshop 3: Public Private Innovation and Creative Industries
Presenter and Moderator: CEO Ingrid Willems
Ingrid Willems is Co Founder and CEO at We Connect Data, Brussels. Ingrid Willems has waste experience in collaborations between knowledge institutions and digital creatives and in mapping creative ecosystems for the digital transformation. At We Connect Data data-driven businesses is supported to leverage the opportunities new technologies offer. Ingrid Willems also works in mapping and connecting creative and digitally enhanced ecosystems.
A new generation of entrepreneurs and creatives is emerging as digital communities: wikipedians, digital artists, local media producers, fablabbers, arduins, new designers for open innovation. These creative communities develop and improve products and services on their own but also enrich and revitalise existing economic activities. These, often informal, innovative communities are also increasingly being discovered by scientific and cultural institutions such as universities, cultural centres, and also by corporations and local governments that wish to understand and engage with these new forms for innovation.
How may digital research networks and data driven knowledge infrastructures supporting research and HE education connect with these innovative and entrepreneurial communities and both benefit from and enable a European-wide, technology-supported experimental ecosystem for creative talents, professionals and stakeholders in and with the Creative Industries.
Workshop 4: Cultural Heritage Institutions and the GLAM Sector
Presenter and Moderator: Dr. Andres (Minos) Siegfried Dobat; Dept. for Archeology and Cultural Heritage, Aarhus University
Andres Dobat is dedicated to working with the contribution of non-professionals in archaeology and public engagement with cultural heritage – in particularly metal detectorists. His ambition is to develop archaeology and heritage as a social resource and as a means of civic empowerment and democratisation. Together with colleagues from Danish Museums, he is currently working on the development and implementation of a user-driven online recording scheme for Danish metal detector finds – Digitale Detektorfund (DIME). In addition, he is coordinating the ‘REH-ARK program’ (Rehabilitation through Archaeology), which aims to improve life conditions and wellbeing of Danish veterans with PTSD diagnosis through a mentorship program involving amateur archaeologists. His primary research interest within classic archaeology is the European societies in the first millennium AD and the beginning of the Medieval Period. With his work, I tries to paint a picture of the interplay and development of ideological, economic, military and political aspects of society. Since 2003he has been working on the Viking Period settlement site Füsing, close to Hedeby and Schleswig in North Germany, and is currently preparing the data from the recent excavations for publication.
Arts and Humanities’ innovation potentials are closely related to cultural heritage and the new roles of GLAM institutions, this may be furthered by large European Knowledge Infrastructures providing digital services for an enhanced collaboration between Arts and Humanities research, education and the GLAM sector as providers of cultural heritage collection resources and cultural heritage data. The digitisation of cultural heritage collections has been going on for decades, promising unprecedented potentials for accessing resources for new knowledge creation and fulfil its public mission of opening up knowledge and culture to the participation and enjoyment of all citizens.
How will enhanced collaborations between digital research networks and infrastructures and the GLAM sector grow knowledge and value creation? How may such collaboration provide concepts for innovation and public engagement for both research and cultural heritage institutions?
Select and sign up for a workshop, bring your idea or project, and take part in discussions on new pathways for innovation.
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