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ICHIM07 - Digital Culture and Heritage

by Niels Drobek last modified Oct 04, 2007 02:18 PM

ICHIM07 - International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meetings Digital Culture and Heritage - Toronto, October 24-26, 2007


ICHIM07 is produced by Archives & Museum Informatics in association with the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, and in conjunction with the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and Canadian Culture Online (CCO), and the MaRS Collaboration Centre.

Papers On-line

Papers to be presented at ICHIM07 in Toronto are now on-line. But conferences aren't about people reading papers. They are about seeing first hand the diversity of work being done, meeting the people doing it, having conversations and asking questions. So plan to join us in Toronto for some stimulating discussions and debates. Come away with new ideas.

Opening Keynote: Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

abstract of opening keynote
Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, will open ICHIM07 with his thoughts on convergence and content creation in a Web 2.0 world. A pioneer in shaping the united "memory institution" Ian will challenge us to consider what it now means "To hold infinity in the palm of your hand".

Closing Plenary: Ranjiit Makkuni on the Eternal Gandhi

abstract of closing plenary
Ranjit Makkuni, of the Sacred World Foundation, India, will speak about the making of the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum. He will present a language of physical interface actions derived from classical symbols of the spinning wheel, turning of the prayer wheels, touching symbolic pillars, the act of hands touching sacred objects, collaboratively constructed quilts, sacred chanting in the collective group, the satsanga and the touching and rotating of prayer beads. These tradition-based interactions inspire a rich panorama of tactile interfaces that allow people to access the multimedia imagery and multidimensional mind of Gandhiji. Eternal Ghandi was a winner of ID Magazine Design Award in 2006.

Register in Advance

registration form

Please register in advance if you'll be able to join us. Full details on-line at register

Join the ICHIM07 in Toronto for a celebration of the best in digital culture and heritage.

David Bearman and Jennifer Trant, ICHIM07 Co-Chairs International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meetings - ICHIM07 October 24-26, 2007 produced by Toronto, Ontario, Canada Archives & Museum Informatics 158 Lee Ave, Toronto Ontario, M43 2P3 Canada

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