Recoding the Museum

Recoding the Museum

Drawing upon an impressive range of professional and theoretical sources, this book offers one of the first substantial histories of museum computing.

Author: Ross Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134259670

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 903

Why has it taken so long to make computers work for the museum sector? And why are museums still having some of the same conversations about digital technology that they began back in the late 1960s? Does there continue to be a basic ‘incompatibility’ between the practice of the museum and the functions of the computer that explains this disconnect? Drawing upon an impressive range of professional and theoretical sources, this book offers one of the first substantial histories of museum computing. Its ambitious narrative attempts to explain a series of essential tensions between curatorship and the digital realm. Ultimately, it reveals how through the emergence of standards, increased coordination, and celebration (rather than fearing) of the ‘virtual’, the sector has experienced a broadening of participation, a widening of creative horizons and, ultimately, has helped to define a new cultural role for museums. Having confronted and understood its past, what emerges is a museum transformed – rescripted, re calibrated, rewritten, reorganised.
Categories: Art

Recoding the Museum

Recoding the Museum

Drawing upon an impressive range of professional and theoretical sources, this book offers one of the first substantial histories of museum computing.

Author: Ross Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203347485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 709

Why has it taken so long to make computers work for the museum sector? And why are museums still having some of the same conversations about digital technology that they began back in the late 1960s? Does there continue to be a basic ‘incompatibility’ between the practice of the museum and the functions of the computer that explains this disconnect? Drawing upon an impressive range of professional and theoretical sources, this book offers one of the first substantial histories of museum computing. Its ambitious narrative attempts to explain a series of essential tensions between curatorship and the digital realm. Ultimately, it reveals how through the emergence of standards, increased coordination, and celebration (rather than fearing) of the ‘virtual’, the sector has experienced a broadening of participation, a widening of creative horizons and, ultimately, has helped to define a new cultural role for museums. Having confronted and understood its past, what emerges is a museum transformed – rescripted, re calibrated, rewritten, reorganised.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Routledge Handbook of Museums Media and Communication

The Routledge Handbook of Museums  Media and Communication

The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication explores what it means to take mediated communication as a key concept for museum studies and as a sensitising lens for media-related museum practice on the ground.

Author: Kirsten Drotner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317197430

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 190

Museums today find themselves within a mediatised society, where everyday life is conducted in a data-full and technology-rich context. In fact, museums are themselves mediatised: they present a uniquely media-centred environment, in which communicative media is a constitutive property of their organisation and of the visitor experience. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication explores what it means to take mediated communication as a key concept for museum studies and as a sensitising lens for media-related museum practice on the ground. Including contributions from experts around the world, this original and innovative Handbook shares a nuanced and precise understanding of media, media concepts and media terminology, rehearsing new locations for writing on museum media and giving voice to new subject alignments. As a whole, the volume breaks new ground by reframing mediated museum communication as a resource for an inclusive understanding of current museum developments. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication will appeal to both students and scholars, as well as to practitioners involved in the visioning, design and delivery of mediated communication in the museum. It teaches us not just how to study museums, but how to go about being a museum in today’s world.
Categories: Social Science

Museum Texts

Museum Texts

Answering key questions in the study of how museums communicate, this book provides a set of frameworks to investigate the complexities of communication in museums.

Author: Louise Ravelli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415284309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 963

Answering key questions in the study of how museums communicate, this book provides a set of frameworks to investigate the complexities of communication in museums. Using a range of examples, it argues that communication contributes fundamentally to what a museum is, who it relates to, and what it stands for.
Categories: Business & Economics

Reshaping Museum Space

Reshaping Museum Space

Collating the views of international museum professionals, architects, designers and academics, this book highlights the complexity and significance of museum space, studies recent developments in museum architecture and exhibition design.

Author: Suzanne Macleod

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415343453

Category: Architecture

Page: 241

View: 471

Collating the views of international museum professionals, architects, designers and academics, this book highlights the complexity and significance of museum space, studies recent developments in museum architecture and exhibition design.
Categories: Architecture

History Curatorship

History Curatorship

Author: Gaynor Kavanagh

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002033746

Category: Historical museums

Page: 183

View: 257

Categories: Historical museums

Museum Thresholds

Museum Thresholds

Organised into themed sections, the book explores museum thresholds from three different perspectives.

Author: Ross Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317239093

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 938

Museum Thresholds is a progressive, interdisciplinary volume and the first to explore the importance and potential of entrance spaces for visitor experience. Bringing together an international collection of writers from different disciplines, the chapters in this volume offer different theoretical perspectives on the nature of engagement, interaction and immersion in threshold spaces, and the factors which enable and inhibit those immersive possibilities. Organised into themed sections, the book explores museum thresholds from three different perspectives. Considering them first as a problem space, the contributors then go on to explore thresholds through different media and, finally, draw upon other subjects and professions, including performance, gaming, retail and discourse studies, in order to examine them from an entirely new perspective. Drawing upon examples that span Asia, North America and Europe, the authors set the entrance space in its historical, social and architectural contexts. Together, the essays show how the challenges posed by the threshold can be rethought and reimagined from a variety of perspectives, each of which have much to bring to future thinking and design. Combining both theory and practice, Museum Thresholds should be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students working in museum studies, digital heritage, architecture, design studies, retail studies and media studies. It will also be of great interest to museum practitioners working in a wide variety of institutions around the globe.
Categories: Social Science

Politics Archaeology and the Creation of a National Museum in Ireland

Politics  Archaeology  and the Creation of a National Museum in Ireland

This book is the first study of the political and social values underpinning interest in Irish archaeology and the establishment of the first public or national museum in Ireland, the Dublin Museum of Science and Art later re-established as ...

Author: Elizabeth M. Crooke

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050522781

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 633

This book is the first study of the political and social values underpinning interest in Irish archaeology and the establishment of the first public or national museum in Ireland, the Dublin Museum of Science and Art later re-established as the National Museum of Ireland. It examines the value systems and ideological beliefs inherent in the museum building process and shows that the complexity of Irish history and politics is mirrored in the range of attitudes to the Irish past. These are revealed in the care and ownership of the material remains of antiquity. The social and political role of museum collections is explored through the history of museum provision in Dublin. Elizabeth Crooke shows how a certain vision of the Irish nation has shaped and continues to shape, the core of archaeology and the work of museums in contemporary Ireland.
Categories: History

Memories of the British Museum

Memories of the British Museum

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: Robert Cowtan

Publisher: Higgins Press

ISBN: 9781409768821

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 305

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: History

Recoding World Literature

Recoding World Literature

Buch- und Schrift Museum, Leipzig, Archiv Verlagsgeschichte. . Reclam Katalog
1949. Leipzig: Philipp Reclamjun., 1949. Deutsches Buch- und Schrift Museum,
Leipzig, Archiv Verlagsgeschichte. . Reclam Katalog 1953. Leipzig: Philipp ...

Author: B. Venkat Mani

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823273423

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 639

Winner, 2018 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Modern Language Association Winner, 2018 German Studies Association DAAD Book Prize in Germanistik and Cultural Studies. From the current vantage point of the transformation of books and libraries, B. Venkat Mani presents a historical account of world literature. By locating translation, publication, and circulation along routes of “bibliomigrancy”—the physical and virtual movement of books—Mani narrates how world literature is coded and recoded as literary works find new homes on faraway bookshelves. Mani argues that the proliferation of world literature in a society is the function of a nation’s relationship with print culture—a Faustian pact with books. Moving from early Orientalist collections, to the Nazi magazine Weltliteratur, to the European Digital Library, Mani reveals the political foundations for a history of world literature that is at once a philosophical ideal, a process of exchange, a mode of reading, and a system of classification. Shifting current scholarship’s focus from the academic to the general reader, from the university to the public sphere, Recoding World Literature argues that world literature is culturally determined, historically conditioned, and politically charged.
Categories: Social Science

Virtual Anxiety

Virtual Anxiety

The book also draws on the monster myths of Frankenstein and Dracula to expose and parody the masculine unconscious in contemporary reproductive and information technologies; science is arguably fathering itself, and the distinction between ...

Author: Sarah Kember

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719045290

Category: Computers

Page: 150

View: 635

Virtual Anxiety examines the fears and hopes surrounding imaging, information and reproductive technologies. It offers a gendered and contextualised reading which is critical of the trend towards technological determinism and the new biology of machines, and addresses the relationship between photography and the new imaging technologies in general. Concentrating on the contexts of medicine and law Virtual anxiety contains new research on body scanners and criminal identification technologies, as well as studies on the visible human project and the murder of James Bulger. The book also draws on the monster myths of Frankenstein and Dracula to expose and parody the masculine unconscious in contemporary reproductive and information technologies; science is arguably fathering itself, and the distinction between life and information has collapsed and created a new generation of undead.
Categories: Computers

Media and Memory

Media and Memory

... industries' powerful constructions of personal, local, national, global, collective
memories. For research in this particular area see Ross Parry's excellent book
Recoding the Museum: Digital Heritage and the Technologies of Change (2006),
 ...

Author: Joanne Garde-Hansen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688883

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 955

Covers the variety of complex ways that media engage with memory.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Media and Learner Identity

Digital Media and Learner Identity

... Recoding the Museum, curators are authors at a metalevel ofastory based
onselected fragments and artifacts: Beforewe ... Any history—including those of
museums, andof digital mediain museums—requires anumber of assumptions to
 ...

Author: J. Potter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137004864

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 389

Drawing on research into autobiographical video production by young learners to present a theory of curatorship and new media, this work explores facets of literacy and identity theory which provided the initial frames for examining the work and shows how 'curatorship' works as a metaphor for new cultural and literacy practices.
Categories: Education

Recoding Gender

Recoding Gender

I also wish to thank the archivists at the University of Pennsylvania, the
Smithsonian National Museum ofAmerican History, the Hagley Library, the
Charles Babbage Institute, and the Computer History Museum. My first role
model for a woman ...

Author: Janet Abbate

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262304535

Category: Computers

Page: 258

View: 801

The untold history of women and computing: how pioneering women succeeded in a field shaped by gender biases. Today, women earn a relatively low percentage of computer science degrees and hold proportionately few technical computing jobs. Meanwhile, the stereotype of the male “computer geek” seems to be everywhere in popular culture. Few people know that women were a significant presence in the early decades of computing in both the United States and Britain. Indeed, programming in postwar years was considered woman's work (perhaps in contrast to the more manly task of building the computers themselves). In Recoding Gender, Janet Abbate explores the untold history of women in computer science and programming from the Second World War to the late twentieth century. Demonstrating how gender has shaped the culture of computing, she offers a valuable historical perspective on today's concerns over women's underrepresentation in the field. Abbate describes the experiences of women who worked with the earliest electronic digital computers: Colossus, the wartime codebreaking computer at Bletchley Park outside London, and the American ENIAC, developed to calculate ballistics. She examines postwar methods for recruiting programmers, and the 1960s redefinition of programming as the more masculine “software engineering.” She describes the social and business innovations of two early software entrepreneurs, Elsie Shutt and Stephanie Shirley; and she examines the career paths of women in academic computer science. Abbate's account of the bold and creative strategies of women who loved computing work, excelled at it, and forged successful careers will provide inspiration for those working to change gendered computing culture.
Categories: Computers

The World as Information

The World as Information

This book takes a very broad view of information, and considers it as a phenomenon in its own right, rather than the technology for handling it.

Author: Robert D. Abbott

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1871516757

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 155

View: 288

This book takes a very broad view of information, and considers it as a phenomenon in its own right, rather than the technology for handling it. It is very much concerned with the meaning of information, and what we as individuals do with it.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Recoded City

Recoded City

... Josiah (iHub), 298-9 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, 10; PS1, 125
Mwaura, Patrick (Nyiro Primary/Waterbank School), 100 National Museum of the
American Indian, 112 National People«s Congress, China, 59 Naughton, John, ...

Author: Thomas Ermacora

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317591412

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 784

Recoded City examines alternative urban design, planning and architecture for the other 90%: namely the practice of participatory placemaking, a burgeoning practice that co-author Thomas Ermacora terms ‘recoding’. In combining bottom-up and top-down means of regenerating and rebalancing neighbourhoods affected by declining welfare or struck by disaster, this growing movement brings greater resilience. Recoded City sheds light on a new epoch in the relationship between cities and civil society by presenting an emerging range of collaborative solutions and distributed governance models. The authors draw on their own fresh research of global pioneers forging localist design strategies, public-realm interventions and new stakeholder dynamics. As the world becomes increasingly digital and virtual, a myriad of online tools and technological options is becoming available. These give unprecedented co-creation opportunities to communities and professionals alike, yielding the benefits of a more open – DIY – society. Because of its close engagement with people, place and local identity, the field of participatory placemaking has huge untapped potential. Responding to the challenges of the Anthropocene era, Recoded City is for decision-makers, developers and practitioners working globally to make better and more liveable cities.
Categories: Architecture

A City Hall a Museum

A City Hall   a Museum

The idea of the recoding meaning is concretized by the interpretation of the
context . Then , as the context itself continuously changes , the meanings are also
changed . Architecturally , by transforming forms , disturbing forms , or optically ...

Author: Heesik Youn

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3488770

Category:

Page: 122

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Categories:

Curious Lessons in the Museum

Curious Lessons in the Museum

... incarnation andthese two periods have aclose relationship inthe field of artists'
interventions in galleries and museums. ... 3'Recoding',4 Foster's term, is a return
in a reconfigured form where realisation and significance of initialintentions ...

Author: Dr Claire Robins

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409470991

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 312

Amongst recent contemporary art and museological publications, there have been relatively few which direct attention to the distinct contributions that twentieth and twenty-first century artists have made to gallery and museum interpretation practices. There are fewer still that recognise the pedagogic potential of interventionist artworks in galleries and museums. This book fills that gap and demonstrates how artists have been making curious but, none-the-less, useful contributions to museum education and curation for some time. Claire Robins investigates in depth the phenomenon of artists' interventions in museums and examines their pedagogic implications. She also brings to light and seeks to resolve many of the contradictions surrounding artists' interventions, where on the one hand contemporary artists have been accused of alienating audiences and, on the other, appear to have played a significant role in orchestrating positive developments to the way that learning is defined and configured in museums. She examines the disruptive and parodic strategies that artists have employed, and argues for that they can be understood as part of a move to re-establish the museum as a discursive forum. This valuable book will be essential reading for students and scholars of museum studies, as well as art and cultural studies.
Categories: Art

Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage

Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage

Previous discussions ofcultural heritage and digital technology have left the subject largely unmapped in terms of criticaltheory; the essays in this volume offer this long-missing perspective on the challenges of usingdigital media in the ...

Author: Fiona Cameron

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: UVA:X030110255

Category: Computers

Page: 465

View: 124

In Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage, experts offer a critical and theoreticalappraisal of the uses of digital media by cultural heritage institutions. Previous discussions ofcultural heritage and digital technology have left the subject largely unmapped in terms of criticaltheory; the essays in this volume offer this long-missing perspective on the challenges of usingdigital media in the research, preservation, management, interpretation, and representation ofcultural heritage. The contributors--scholars and practitioners from a range of relevantdisciplines--ground theory in practice, considering how digital technology might be used totransform institutional cultures, methods, and relationships with audiences. The contributorsexamine the relationship between material and digital objects in collections of art and indigenousartifacts; the implications of digital technology for knowledge creation, documentation, and theconcept of authority; and the possibilities for "virtual cultural heritage"--the preservation andinterpretation of cultural and natural heritage through real-time, immersive, and interactivetechniques.The essays in Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage will serve as a resource forprofessionals, academics, and students in all fields of cultural heritage, including museums,libraries, galleries, archives, and archaeology, as well as those in education and informationtechnology. The range of issues considered and the diverse disciplines and viewpoints representedpoint 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, JoséRipper Kós, Harald Kraemer, Ingrid Mason, Gavan McCarthy, Slavko Milekic, Rodrigo Paraizo, RossParry, Scot T. Refsland, Helena Robinson, Angelina Russo, Corey Timpson, Marc Tuters, Peter Walsh,Jerry Watkins, Andrea Witcomb
Categories: Computers