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Who's afraid of the digital?

31 Januar 2019

Who's afraid of the digital?
From walking around in a museum to surfing a virtual exhibition online? From using “old-fashioned” school books to learning with iPads?

In this ForumZ the C²DH invites you to a hands-on fair and discussion café where you can explore the impact of the digital transformation of society in the realms of education and research. The main focus will be on the question of how education, research and our engagement with cultural heritage are affected by processes of digitisation. How does this change our perceptions of the world? What challenges arise and is this something to be afraid of? Does a loss of physical contact to people and objects change our capacity for critical, and focused, thinking?

During an interactive hands-on fair for young and old, you can explore traditional and modern methods, presented by schoolteachers and professional educators, researchers and museum curators. Visitors will thus have the chance to explore the transformations which the digital revolution has brought to the educational and heritage sector. Little cafés will allow you to discuss if we should be afraid of the digital or not? During a final roundtable, professionals and visitors will discuss these developments together.


Thursday, 31 January 2019

House of Startups

9, rue du Laboratoire
L- 1911 Luxembourg



16.00 - 18.00   Hands-on fair with following thematic work stations

Professional education:
Dr. Nico Binsfeld, Coordinateur Skills Bridge, Service employeurs
Whose jobs will change or vanish in the future?

Guido Lessing, Lycée Josy Barthel Mamer & Marco Gabellini, C²DH
New tools for the history lesson: are they gadgets or do they contain any added value?

Marleen de Kramer, Sytze van Herck and Christopher Morse,C²DH
Should historical research be presented as computer games?
Cultural Heritage:

Alessandra Luciano, Digital Curator, Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA)
How can voice recordings and old photographs best be preserved by digital means?
Anne Hoffmann, Les 2 Musées de la Ville de Luxembourg, Conservateur adjoint & Responsable développement digital / Social Media 
Is it appropriate to animate classic oil paintings to connect with an audience?


18.00 - 19.00   Roundtable

Professional education:      
Claudine Kariger, Digital Luxembourg, Senior ICT Policy Advisor at Ministry of State/ Media and communications department
Luc Weis, Directeur de Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l’Innovation pédagogiques et technologiques (SCRIPT)
Research: Sytze van Herck, C²DH
Cultural Heritage:
Alessandra Luciano, Digital Curator, Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA)
Moderation: Juliane Tatarinov and Dominique Santana, C²DH

Special guest: Andrew Prescott, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow


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