An open talk “Whirling around a digital future” by Dr. Bethany Johnstone on 7th May

Dr. Bethany Johnstone. Image courtesy of Dr. Johnstones’ LinkedIn account:

HDSM is pleased to announce that on 7th May (16:30 CEST), the lecture titled “Whirling around a digital future” by Dr. Bethany Johnstone will be delivered as part of the Sloane Lab Symposium Series. Dr. Johnstone is an interdisciplinary researcher with a unique focus on the intersection of digital humanities, information science, and dance. Bethany’s extensive work explores the evolving landscape of online dance archives, providing valuable insights into the preservation and accessibility of performing arts in the digital age.

The abstract of the talk is as follows:

This paper begins by outlining research conducted before the pandemic that investigated the reality of a digital turn in dance. The research explored whether the digitization of dance archival content could offer dance archives a way to engage with online audiences, thus increasing the visibility and awareness of dance archive content to a newly established online community. The paper continues by providing new insights into how user behaviour can guide the sector’s progress. It shares the findings from two different research projects conducted at University College London as the world begins to move towards a post-pandemic landscape where dance archives can no longer ignore the prospect of their own digital turn. The paper explores how dance archives can plan for a digital future while also satisfying the user’s quest for online dance performances.

This event is held to be delivered in an online format via Zoom platform. In order to secure your spot, please follow the instructions on the Eventbrite page.

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