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Heritage and Social Media: Understanding Heritage in a Participatory Culture 参画型文化における伝統(Heritage)とは~未来世代に譲り伝えていくべきモノやコトとソーシャルメディア~

Professor Elisa Giaccardi
Interactive Media, Department of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Elisa Giaccardi教授


16:00-17:30, Thursday, November 7, 2013
2013年11月7日(木) 16:00~17:30


KRP Design Innovation Center (Room 506, Bldg. No.9)


From private memorabilia and scrapbooks to family inheritance and traditions, from the collective storytelling of historical events to the performative reification of a living connection to land―heritage is today about far more than museum artifacts and historic buildings, and how they are to be preserved and communicated. It is about making sense of our memories and developing a sense of identity through shared and repeated interactions with the tangible remains and lived traces of a common past. This talk will discuss how social technologies impact on heritage discourse and practice, and more in general how new digital technologies alter and transform the complex set of practices through which we give meaning and significance in the present to our past.




Elisa Giaccardi is full professor of Interactive Media Design at the Department of Industrial Design Engineering, and one of the recipients of the TU Delft Technology Fellowship for top female scientists. Her background brings together humanities, digital media, and interaction design. She obtained her PhD in 2003 from the University of Plymouth, UK (CAiiA-STAR) with a dissertation on metadesign. Prior to her position at TU Delft, she has been an Associate Professor at UC3M in Madrid, Spain (Digital Living Initiative) and a Senior Research Scientist at CU Boulder in the United States (Center for Lifelong Learning and Design). She is the editor of Heritage and Social Media (Routledge, 2012), in which she uses heritage as a lens to understand how emerging information and communication technology and services are changing the way in which people participate in the assessment and passing on of the ‘things we value’. Her work on metadesign has been foundational, among other initiatives worldwide, to the Metadesigners Open Network.