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  1. 1. Plenary: Beyond the Walls… new media, public art and heritage interpretation Hall A, MECC Chair: Richard Baberowski Sarah Barns Director, Sitelines Intangible presences: Re-locating archives for heritage interpretation using mobile media
  2. 2. <ul><li>Sarah Barns </li></ul><ul><li>Intangible presences </li></ul><ul><li>Re-locating archives for heritage interpretation using mobile media </li></ul><ul><li>Museums & Galleries </li></ul><ul><li>QLD State Conference </li></ul><ul><li>August 2011 </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ The future of the web is mobile” “ The Internet used to be something that you kept in one place. It sat idly by in your office while you lived out your life with only the occasional need to fire up the connection through your phone line and check an email address that no one ever sent anything to.” “ The future of the web is not mobile, it is ubiquitous.”
  4. 4. “ the way the street feels may soon be defined by what cannot be seen with the naked eye ” – Dan Hill ‘ The Street As Platform’
  5. 5. Interaction between the built and recorded history of a site
  6. 6. Implications for heritage?
  7. 7. SI: Mapping ambiences & marginalised routes
  8. 8. Excavating historical topographies
  9. 10. Partners : ABC Archives, ABC Local Radio 702, National Film and Sound Archives, the Dictionary of Sydney, the City of Sydney, the State Library of NSW, the Powerhouse Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art
  10. 11. Copy goes here for each slide ……………………………………… . Copy goes here for each slide ……………………………………… . put some more copy to ewxplain the slide here
  11. 12. The Hotel Australia – Now MLC Centre
  12. 13. Sydney Sidetracks
  13. 14. Victoria St Soundwalk This piece experiments, loosely, with the format of the soundwalk, and is intended to accompany a stroll down Victoria St. It is composed entirely of recordings made on, or about, Victoria St, including those made around the time of the protests and my own field recordings from 2007. It draws extensively from recordings used by permission from the documentary maker Pat Fiske.
  14. 15. Listening to a contemporary space through its auditory past Martin Place, VP Day 1945 Martin Place 2008 Martin Place 1945 Now and Then Martin Place Sydney
  15. 18. White label iPhone apps
  16. 19. Layar – Augmented Reality
  17. 22. STREET LIFE - ABC Past Forward
  18. 23. STREET LIFE - ABC Past Forward
  19. 24. Key trends From closed publishing models to an open, shareable, social environment where connections matter. Engage in conversations! From custom applications to cheap/free applications – spend the money on the content! Platforms: Word Press – City Themes with posts embedded in maps and Street View Flickr Slideshows embedded into site Importance of Flickr Commons / Creative Commons, helping to drive users to your collection MyTours for free/very cheap i-Phone apps.
  20. 25. Not to find yourself in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance – nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city – as one loses oneself in a forest – that calls for quite a different kind of schooling Walter Benjamin Thank you Sarah Barns Sitelines Media [email_address]