Digital Acrobatics Symposium Videos

Approximate video duration:
Presentations – 10 min each
Panel discussions – 45 min each

Digital Acrobatics: Performing the Circus Oz Living Archive
4 & 5 July, 2013
RMIT Design Hub

day 1 Thursday 4th July 2013
performing the archive

Welcome – David Carlin (RMIT University)

Keynote
Cultural heritage and the digital –Seb Chan (Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum)

Panel #1 digital archive
What can/might/does happen to the archive rethought as digital?

Introducing the Circus Oz Living Archive –David Carlin and Laurene Vaughan (RMIT University)

Complexity and Culture: Representing the Digital Archive –Mitchell Whitelaw (University of Canberra)

Designing a living archive: a repository, a platform, an improvisational framework – Reuben Stanton (RMIT University)

Panel #1 digital archive
Discussion: What can/might/does happen to the archive rethought as digital?
Adrian Miles (moderator), Seb Chan, David Carlin, Laurene Vaughan, Mitchell Whitelaw, Reuben Stanton.

Panel #2 living archive
What are we designing when we design a ‘living archive’?

Creating New Places – Transforming Practices – Laurene Vaughan (RMIT University)

Performing design with the archive –Jeremy Yuille (RMIT University)

Panel #2 living archive
Discussion: What are we designing when we design a ‘living archive’?
Mitchell Whitelaw (moderator), Matt Soar (Concordia University), Laurene Vaughan, Jeremy Yuille.

Panel #3 digital video
What are the ontology and affordances of digital video?

What is social video? – Adrian Miles (RMIT University)

Database design for a living archive of performance video –James Thom (RMIT University)

Automatic video temporal segmentation – Lukman Iwan (RMIT University)

Panel #3 digital video
Discussion: What are the ontology and affordances of digital video?
Ross Gibson (moderator), Adrian Miles, Lukman Iwan, James Thom.

Panel #4 materials and memories
What happens when the past re-emerges from the archive? What happens when the archive meets the circus?

Pulses in the Past – Ross Gibson (University of Sydney)

The archive meets the circus: database, performance, carnival – David Carlin (RMIT University)

Using the past to create the future: the archive as a tool for creativity – Mike Finch (Circus Oz)

Panel #4 materials and memories
Discussion: What happens when the past re-emerges from the archive? What happens when the archive meets the circus?
Jane Mullett (moderator), Ross Gibson, David Carlin, Mike Finch

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‘In Conversation with…Seb Chan’(free event)
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day 2 Friday 5th July 2013
archive performing

Keynote day 2
Embracing the Digital Future – Pete Williams (Deloitte Digital)

Panel #5 engagement of communities and audiences 
How do cultural institutions and their communities embrace digital change?

Byte the hand that feeds you (how live performance companies are introducing digital strategies to enrich core live creative work and engagement activities) – Bethwyn Serow (AMPAG)

No one wants to see the old pole act anymore! – Anni Davey and Olivia Blackburn (Circus Oz)

Mind the Gap: the Living Archive and museum collecting – Patricia Stokes (Victorian Arts Centre Trust)

Panel #5 engagement of communities and audiences
Discussion: How do cultural institutions and their communities embrace digital change?
Seb Chan (moderator), Pete Williams, Olivia Blackburn, Anni Davey, Patricia Stokes

Panel #6 the performing arts living archive: enabling scholarship
How can the Living Archive help us understand circus in new ways?

Live Arts: Digitised Circus Bodies – Peta Tait (La Trobe University)

AusStage: Circus Oz in Context – Jenny Fewster (AusStage)

Circus Oz: a reflection on how the Living Archive performs – Jane Mullett (RMIT University)

Panel #6 the performing arts living archive: enabling scholarship
Discussion: How can the Living Archive help us understand circus in new ways?
Laurene Vaughan (moderator), Jenny Fewster, Peta Tait, Jane Mullett