TIM_BM_017 Digital Curator

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Svatava Doubková (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ivan Koutný (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Wed 16:00–17:40 Virtuální místnost
Prerequisites
An ability to self-study, and to read scholarly texts in English is required. The course is designed as a remote, e-learning course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 43/50, only registered: 0/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course aims to provide students with a basic overview of knowledge in the below-mentioned thematic areas, an explanation of the fundamental issues and topics of the thematic blocks, and to acquaint them with selected specific examples from the practice. The course consists of three thematic blocks. The first block reflects the issues associated with digitization within museums, galleries, and archives, the current transformation through digital technologies and new media, follows the historical context and continuity. The second block deals with the archives of New media art. Moreover, it comprehensively deals with the issue of preserving new media works of art. The third block addresses the problematics of AI as a tool for curatorial work with digitized or digital collections.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will gain an overview of the development of new media and digital technologies in the environment of museums, galleries, and associated archives. The student will theoretically get acquainted with the archival approaches to New media works of art and gain insight into the possibilities of curation through AI. They will verify the acquired knowledge through continuous voluntary exercises in the form of questionnaires.s with the archives of the New media art. Moreover, it comprehensively deals with the issue of preserving new media works of art. The third block addresses the problematics of AI as a tool for curatorial work with digitized or digital collections.
Syllabus
  • Block 1
  • - Historical development of new media and digital technologies in museums, galleries, and archives;
  • - Examples of good practice;
  • - Current trends in museums and archives;
  • - The vision of the future functioning of expositions and associated archives
  • Block 2
  • - Introduction to the challenges and opportunities of the area;
  • - Trends in access to archiving;
  • - Examples & tips;
  • - Possible paths for future development;
  • Block 3
  • - AI as a curator: The use of artificial intelligence as a solution to the problem of "big data" in the processing of digitized collections of cultural heritage. Examples of the use of AI in the processing of digital/digitized archives, namely as a curator in the sense of a collection administrator, in the sense of a creative tool for exhibition practice, and as an artificial author's subject.;
Literature
  • BARKÓCZI, Flóra, Dušan BAROK, Martin BLAŽÍČEK and Miloš VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ. Vašulkova kuchyňská kniha #1: texty k médiím: první & poslední. 1. vydání. Brno: Vašulka Kitchen Brno, 2020. info
  • GRAU, Oliver, Janina HOTH and Eveline WANDL-VOGT. Digital Art through the Looking Glass: New strategies for archiving, collecting and preserving in digital humanities. Edition Donau-Universitat Krems, 2019. ISBN 978-3-903150-51-5. info
  • ŠOBÁŇOVÁ, Petra. Využití digitálních technologií v muzejní prezentaci a edukaci. Brno: Moravské zemské muzeum, Metodické centrum muzejní pedagogiky, 2019. 61 stran. ISBN 9788070285220. info
  • GIANNACHI, Gabriella. Archive everything : mapping the everyday. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2016. xxi, 214. ISBN 9780262035293. info
  • HEDIGER, Vinzenz, Julia NOORDEGRAAF, Cosetta G. SABA and Barbara LE MAÎTRE. Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-90-8964-291-2. info
  • Theorizing digital cultural heritagea critical discourse. Edited by Fiona Cameron - Sarah Kenderdine. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007. x, 465 p. ISBN 9780262033534. info
Teaching methods
The course is designed as e-learning, implemented remotely. Students gradually get acquainted with pre-prepared materials (texts, videos, etc.) The authors will verify the gained knowledge of the students at the end of the course. The course is taught in English Tutorial videos Texts Questionnaires for practice
Assessment methods
At the end of the course, the student prepares an essay on a topic related to the covered topics. The language of the text is English. Students can find guidelines on writing an essay in study materials.
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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