NODEM 2010 -Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums conference from November 24–26 2010.
Full Paper Presentations
From place to presence
Digital media breaking boundaries between inside, outside and virtual spaces.
One of the most striking features of digital media in museums today is their potential for linking and integrating resources, spaces and users in an abundance of ways. Museums can share content and gain exposure as well as work across online and onsite, users can contribute to knowledge production and choose between different exhibition platforms, and experiences and knowledge can be mediated through a variety of channels.
NODEM2010 is going to focus on digital media as a means for crossing of borders. Throughout three days in and around Copenhagen, the participants will meet high profiled keynote speakers and attend inspiring workshops, exhibitions and other activities at some of the most innovative Danish museums. As well as presenting and discussing state-of-the-art new media projects, NODEM2010 also aims to offer a framework for active networking through social events and venues for discussing more day-to-day problems with digital media.
Topic of interest include but are not limited to three themes that touch upon links between resources, spaces and users:
- Inside. Exhibition spaces are filled with a diversity of digital and interactive media, and access to museum archives and bases, which formerly demanded a physical presence, is now to be expected everywhere. This digital accessibility gradually forces us to rethink the borders of the concepts of “exhibition”, “communication”, “visitor”, “authenticity”, “authority” etc.
- Outside. Cultural landscapes, heritage sites and buildings are increasingly being mediated through geoware and location-based services. Even formerly inaccessible locations buried under water or in the ground are now mapped and visualized. Mobil phones, PDA’s etc. make it possible to receive relevant information and participate in appropriate discussion groups almost everywhere. Moreover, (unlimited) access to the Internet makes museum information converge with looked-for tourist information (city map, hotels, traffic …). This digital accessibility forces us to rethink the borders of the voice of the museum and other voices as well the physicality and materiality of the museum.
- Virtual. Information and knowledge are being spread and shared more and more intensively on the Internet and in other networks. Museums, archives and libraries are syndicated in joint interfaces and portals, and used in many different ways – with or without our control. From the perspective of the user, inside distinctions between e.g. different practices and discourses in domains of museums, archives and libraries just don’t matter. From the perspective of the institutions, the virtual world is an opportunity to meet users and non-users where they are (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc.). This digital accessibility forces us to rethink …
NODEM2010 invites submissions of papers, project presentations and exhibition proposals from museum professionals, researchers in digital media as well as museology and communication, and developers and producers from the field of experience technology and media or anyone else who has an interest in the field.
If you would like to present a papers, project presentations or exhibition proposals, please submit a maximum of 500 word abstract with an indication of which theme you would like to address. Abstracts must include the title of your paper along with author name(s), affiliation, and contact details (postal address, telephone, fax or email address). Abstracts (format: pdf, doc,docx, rtf) should be submitted to nodem.dk
The recognized scientific journal of nordic museum studies “Nordisk Museologi” will publish selected papers from Nodem 2010. The papers can be published in the nordic languages and english.
Abstract submission: 2 July 2010
Paper submission deadline: 3 September 2010
Project submission deadline:3 September 2010
Exhibitions proposals deadline: 1 October 2010
Notification of Acceptance: 11 October 2010
The conference language is English
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK
Research & Exhibitions
Centre for Strategy and Administration
Frederiksholms Kanal 12
DK – 1220 København K