I was pretty surprised (and then of course not surprised) to see this story about yet another hipster appropriation of Aboriginal material culture. The Inuvialuit project I will discuss in class today aims to digitally recontextualize Inuvialuit material culture currently in storage at the Smithsonian… including snow goggles. As museums digitize and circulate Aboriginal cultural […]
I just came home from an excellent workshop at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History called “After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge“. In our seminar this week I will be talking about some of the themes and debates that emerged as we explored a spectrum of digital projects that […]
For our second seminar of the semester, we visited the Museum of Vancouver for a discussion and tour of the Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver exhibit, with Curator Joan Seidl, and Curator of Public Engagement and Dialogue, Hanna Cho, who is leading the production of the museum’s virtual exhibit and mobile walking tour ‘The Visible City: […]
Reminder to class participants: We wil be meeting at the Museum of Vancouver this week for an introduction the Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver exhibit, and to the emerging virtual exhibit and mobile walking tour The Visible City: Illuminating Vancouver’s Neon. Come with questions and your notebooks, prepared to engage in a discussion with the exhibition […]
Our first assignment is a short response paper that critically evaluates the use of digital media in a local museum or gallery. Here is a list of possible institutions (other suggestions are more than welcome): Vancouver Art Gallery Surrey Art Gallery Museum of Anthropology at UBC Pacific Museum of the Earth (UBC) Contemporary Art Gallery […]
This is the NFB’s animated holiday greeting–part of a resurgence of interest in the neon city? Beyond this piece, the NFB’s archive of Canadian film and media is a great (and entertaining) place to think through the changing nature of the archive in the digital age.