This podcast is designed to give you an insight into the University of Oxford's digital - visual - cultural series of events. The series is interested in exploring the impact of digital visualising technologies on contemporary life and hope to give you a taste of why you should be too! Bite-sized episodes will introduce you to a range of themes and discussions, as well as multiple voices from academia and industry.
The first series flows out of the second event, Digital Visual Publics, hosted at St John's College, Oxford earlier this year. The event was organised by Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, and examined the intersection between digital visualising technologies and the making of urban publics. We hope you enjoy!
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Episode 1: introducing digital - visual - cultural
Welcome to this series of podcasts designed to give you an insight into the University of Oxford’s digital - visual - cultural series of events. In this introductory podcast Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, introduces the series which focusses on the intersection between digital visualising technologies and the making of urban publics. Adam Michael Packer (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)
Episode 2: digital technologies and cultural heritage
In this podcast, we discuss the interaction between digital technologies and cultural heritage. We hear from Kathryn Eccles who discusses the role of digital technologies in shaping how publics interact with and understand archives and their materials. Padmini Ray Murray discusses this in particular reference to Google’s ‘Cultural institute’ project opening up the dangers and risks of Big Data in shaping our experiences of the world and the future production of knowledge.
Speakers: Dr Kathryn Eccles (University of Oxford), Dr Padmini Ray Murray (Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology), Alice Watson (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)
Episode 3: applications of digital visualising technologies
This podcast focuses on two examples of citizen participation, and interaction with, urban technologies. Jennifer Gabrys discusses forms of collective potential that emerge through sensing practices with communities in South London. In what ways are urban publics emerging through the interaction between modes of citizenship and computational sensing technologies. We then turn to Susa Pop who discusses multiple applications of screens in urban spaces, including the ways in which these screens can be reclaimed for activism, storytelling and community building. How are these mediated art environments shaping urbans spaces as collaborative platforms for citizen engagement?
Speakers: Susa Pop (Public Art Lab), Professor Jennifer Gabrys (University of Cambridge), Adam Michael Packer (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)
Episode 4: storytelling
In this podcast, we trace the ways that storytelling threads through the discussions held throughout the conference. We turn to Dr Ayona Datta's AHRC-funded project 'Gendering the Smart City' showcasing a music video co-produced with women charting their spatio-temporal struggles and speaks back to the city through everyday urban technologies. We then hear from Clare Walton and Phillipa Tipper representing Community Action Milton Keynes who introduce storytelling as ways of facilitating, translating and integrating smart thinking into community participation.
Speakers: Dr Ayona Datta (King’s College London), Philippa Tipper and Clare Walton (Community Action Milton Keynes), Alice Watson (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)
Episode 5: imagined futures
In today's podcast we delve into two different projects that engage with the theme of imagined futures. We hear first from Dr Monica Degen who introduces us to London's largest cultural regeneration project, the 'Cultural Mile', which involves the relocation of the Museum of London to West Smithfield Market. We then turn to John Wylie who discusses 'The Common Line' project, which aims to plant a line of trees, both physical and digital, across mainland Britain. These two cases reflect the ways futures are envisioned and imagined.
Speakers: Dr Monica Degen (Brunel University), Professor John Wylie (University of Exeter), Adam Michael Packer (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)