Past   POST  DIGITALForward     ?Speculative adventures inthe city’s archiveDr. Sarah BarnsESEM Projects@_sarahbarnsNation...
Big data = big archives„The 20th century hasreleased us into historythrough technology‟-NDF 2011Image: Greenbook
Historypin.com
Reaching out across the temporal divide… Bert & Ernie on YouTube
Digital                              Relationship between                              informational and                  ...
I could tell you how many stepsmake up the streets rising likestairways, and the degree of thearcades‟ curves, and what ki...
Urban informatics(Arup)
The journeybegins withfear! Visions ofmobile futuresin 2003
When oldtechnologieswerenew…
Publicauthoring ofthe cityUrban tapestriesProboscis 2004
Jeremy HightNarrative Archaeology2003
Listening toan archive ofpastevents?
Soundingthe cityHildegaard WesterkampA Walk Throughthe City (1981)Janet CardiffThe Missing Voice (1999)
Soundingthe city
Speculative Adventure No 1:Could soundarchives facilitatenew interactionsbetween the built andrecorded history ofa place?
JaywalkingSydneyA research residency to        Date                               January- February 2007identify the avail...
Archaeologies ofrecorded action- not -surviving artefact
Visions of the city“What is a tall building?Frankly, to the developer, it‟san opportunity to makemoney…”Lynn Beedle,Direct...
115 Victoria Street,Potts Point
VictoriastreetsoundwalkThis pieceexperiments, loosely, with theformat of the soundwalk, and isintended to accompany a stro...
SpeculativeAdventure No. 2ABC SydneySidetracksPublishing Video + Audio   Date                           February – June 20...
Partners: ABC Archives, ABC Local Radio 702, National Film and Sound Archives, theDictionary of Sydney, the City of Sydney...
Copy goes here for each slide……………………………………….Copy goes here for each slide……………………………………….put some more copy toewxplain th...
Sydney Sidetracksabc.net.au/sidetracks
Listening to acontemporary spacethrough its auditory past?                       Martin Place                       VP Day...
Interactions between builtand recorded history?
SpeculativeAdventureNo. 3Site-specificInstallations
Art & About SydneyUnguarded Moments-Village Art Project 2011Last Drinks – One LastRound at theHotel Australia             ...
Last Drinks: One more round at      the Hotel Australia
The Australia Hotel1891 - 1971          Last Drinks: One more round at                the Hotel Australia Now MLC Centre
Last Drinks-Rowe St
The Australia Hotel-community contributions
http://thelastdrinksproject.com
Last Drinks: One more round at                    the Hotel AustraliaSee Flickr for full image slideshow: http://www.flick...
Last Drinks: One more round at                    the Hotel AustraliaSee Flickr for full image slideshow: http://www.flick...
Use of archival recordings infilm projectionsSources: NFSA, SLNSW,community contributions                     Vimeo.com/es...
Use of archival recordings infilm projectionsSources: NFSA, SLNSW,community contributions                     Vimeo.com/es...
t:_sarahbarnsw: esemprojects.com / sitesandsounds.net.aue: sarah@esemprojects.comArchival image source: Theatre in Austral...
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
NZ National Digital Forum Keynote Presentation
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Titled 'Past Forward: Speculative Adventures in the city's archive', this presentation provided an outline of some the different projects and methodologies I've developed which re-imagine the applications and experiences of digital archives for community based storytelling, urban history and location-based services.

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  1. 1. Past POST DIGITALForward ?Speculative adventures inthe city’s archiveDr. Sarah BarnsESEM Projects@_sarahbarnsNational Digital ForumWellington NZNovember 2012Image: revox a77 by clocktrick on flickr
  2. 2. Big data = big archives„The 20th century hasreleased us into historythrough technology‟-NDF 2011Image: Greenbook
  3. 3. Historypin.com
  4. 4. Reaching out across the temporal divide… Bert & Ernie on YouTube
  5. 5. Digital Relationship between informational and physical places Sound, spatial media, responsive environmentsPublic space PlaceSite-specific installations What is the meaningThe ‘street museum’ or contribution of aThe right to the city particular place – to a city, to a person, to an idea? Archives Archives as landscapes of noisy events? The archive as an active, experiential platform. Film, TV, sound, imag e
  6. 6. I could tell you how many stepsmake up the streets rising likestairways, and the degree of thearcades‟ curves, and what kind ofzinc scales cover the roofs; but Ialready know that this would bethe same as telling you nothing.The city does not consist of this,but of relationships between themeasurements of space and theevents of its past.Italo Calvino – Invisible Cities
  7. 7. Urban informatics(Arup)
  8. 8. The journeybegins withfear! Visions ofmobile futuresin 2003
  9. 9. When oldtechnologieswerenew…
  10. 10. Publicauthoring ofthe cityUrban tapestriesProboscis 2004
  11. 11. Jeremy HightNarrative Archaeology2003
  12. 12. Listening toan archive ofpastevents?
  13. 13. Soundingthe cityHildegaard WesterkampA Walk Throughthe City (1981)Janet CardiffThe Missing Voice (1999)
  14. 14. Soundingthe city
  15. 15. Speculative Adventure No 1:Could soundarchives facilitatenew interactionsbetween the built andrecorded history ofa place?
  16. 16. JaywalkingSydneyA research residency to Date January- February 2007identify the availability ofsound archives capturing Wherechanges to Sydney’s built Centre for Scholarly & Archivalenvironment for Researchpublication via map and Collectionmobile interfaces National Film and Sound Archive Tags urban development, protest, Sydney Locations Pyrmont, Kings Cross, The Rocks
  17. 17. Archaeologies ofrecorded action- not -surviving artefact
  18. 18. Visions of the city“What is a tall building?Frankly, to the developer, it‟san opportunity to makemoney…”Lynn Beedle,Director of theCouncil of Tall Buildings andUrban Habitat speaking toABC Radio in 1963
  19. 19. 115 Victoria Street,Potts Point
  20. 20. VictoriastreetsoundwalkThis pieceexperiments, loosely, with theformat of the soundwalk, and isintended to accompany a strolldown Victoria St. It is composedentirely of recordings madeon, or about, VictoriaSt, including those made aroundthe time of the protests and myown field recordings from 2007.It draws extensively fromrecordings used by permissionfrom the documentary makerPat Fiske.http://sitesandsounds.net.au
  21. 21. SpeculativeAdventure No. 2ABC SydneySidetracksPublishing Video + Audio Date February – June 2008Archives with GoogleMaps Where ABC Innovation Collections ABC Archives, NFSA, City of Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, State Library of NSW, & MCA Tags Sydney history Locations 55 ‘points of interest’ with audio, video, text
  22. 22. Partners: ABC Archives, ABC Local Radio 702, National Film and Sound Archives, theDictionary of Sydney, the City of Sydney, the State Library of NSW, the PowerhouseMuseum and the Museum of Contemporary Arthttp://abc.net.au/sidetracks
  23. 23. Copy goes here for each slide……………………………………….Copy goes here for each slide……………………………………….put some more copy toewxplain the slide here
  24. 24. Sydney Sidetracksabc.net.au/sidetracks
  25. 25. Listening to acontemporary spacethrough its auditory past? Martin Place VP Day 1945 ABC Radio recording Martin Place 2008
  26. 26. Interactions between builtand recorded history?
  27. 27. SpeculativeAdventureNo. 3Site-specificInstallations
  28. 28. Art & About SydneyUnguarded Moments-Village Art Project 2011Last Drinks – One LastRound at theHotel Australia Date September- October 2011 & 12-Major Commission 2012 Where Millers Point, & surrounds Martin Place & surrounds Collections National Film and Sound Archive, Maritime Workers Union, City of Sydney, State Library of NSW, Formats Digital projections Live audio Mobile Web
  29. 29. Last Drinks: One more round at the Hotel Australia
  30. 30. The Australia Hotel1891 - 1971 Last Drinks: One more round at the Hotel Australia Now MLC Centre
  31. 31. Last Drinks-Rowe St
  32. 32. The Australia Hotel-community contributions
  33. 33. http://thelastdrinksproject.com
  34. 34. Last Drinks: One more round at the Hotel AustraliaSee Flickr for full image slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unguardedmoments/sets/72157632019425933/show/
  35. 35. Last Drinks: One more round at the Hotel AustraliaSee Flickr for full image slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unguardedmoments/sets/72157632019425933/show/
  36. 36. Use of archival recordings infilm projectionsSources: NFSA, SLNSW,community contributions Vimeo.com/eseFor all credits go to: mtprojectsthelastdrinksproject.com/archival-sources
  37. 37. Use of archival recordings infilm projectionsSources: NFSA, SLNSW,community contributions Vimeo.com/eseFor all credits go to: mtprojectsthelastdrinksproject.com/archival-sources
  38. 38. t:_sarahbarnsw: esemprojects.com / sitesandsounds.net.aue: sarah@esemprojects.comArchival image source: Theatre in Australia 1952 sourced from the Film Australia Collection, National Film and Sound Archive

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