The Future of the Object
A Symposium at the University of Melbourne
The digital age has given rise to new opportunities to connect with, recall, imagine and represent the world, but how does this affect our relationships to culture and heritage?
The Future of the Object is an international symposium that considers the changing dynamics between the material and the digital, and our growing re-engagement with objects and their stories. It will look at the rise of the digital humanities and the return of the materiality of objects, and the reflexive dialogue this has opened up between different disciplines and media. Through a series of keynote addresses, panels and case studies, this gathering of minds will explore the future of our cultural memory, and where we fit within it.
Hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, and the Faculty of VCA and MCM, in the state-of-the-art Arts West and Melbourne School of Design facilities.
The Future of the Object has been developed in collaboration with the Culture Academy Singapore’s Digital Media in Cultural Spaces conference at the National Museum Singapore.
IMAGE | The eastern face of the Faculty of Arts' new Arts West building, featuring objects from the University of Melbourne's Cultural Collections. Image courtesy of ARM Architecture.
Cultural Collisions presented in association with
Kindly supported by Kerry Gardner and the Australian Institute of Art History and AARnet