DARIAH INNOVATION FORUM #1
AARHUS, DENMARK, NOV 2-4 2017
We are pleased to announce that the DARIAH Innovation Forum #1 will take place on Nov 2-4 in Aarhus.
During this 3-day event keynotes, workshops and a matchmaking event will highlight DARIAH’s relations with traditional and digital industries. The DARIAH Innovation Forum is organised in the framework of our Humanities at Scale (HaS) project.
Taking place in Europe’s Capital of Culture
Aarhus is European Capital of Culture 2017, and will offer a vibrant environment of cultural events, artistic interventions and performance productions, creative neighborhoods and culinary venues for the DARIAH Innovation Forum. The event takes place back-to-back with Creativity World Forum (Nov 1-2), the annual grand scale event for the global organization Districts of Creativity, this year hosted by Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture.
The Innovation Froum #1 will strengthen and further explore cooperations of DARIAH and traditional industries associated with Arts and Humanities, like design and media, as well as new digital industries, like game development, social media, VR and AR.
Arts and Humanities have traditionally contributed on a large scale to both societal re-thinking, change and innovation as well as to shaping models and input for public innovation. Today, very much furthered by the digital transformation, Arts and Humanities may have a unprecedented window of opportunity for impacting both societal change, cultural re-thinking and the development of creative talent.
Arts and Humanities’ innovation potentials are closely related to cultural heritage and the new roles of GLAM institutions, to a global field of digitally enhanced education and training, and to the development of interactive applications for e.g. social media and crowd sourcing as well as for born digital resources with Cultural (Big) Data, the Internet of (Cultural) Things.
Digital Arts and Humanities may prove seminal to how cultural creative value chains for more than economic measures can be analyzed, reported and brought to public knowledge and creative application, and form a basis for policy making on an European level, where cultural spill-overs for creative innovation and the cultural creative sector are in focus.
The DARIAH Innovation Forum #1 brings together researchers and the creative industries. Through its membership organisations, DARIAH already has a large expertise in the management and creative use of complex digital media assets, which underlie a lot of economic activity within the context of the European content industries.
The Innovation Forum will strengthen and further explore cooperations of DARIAH and traditional industries associated with Arts and Humanities, like design and media, as well as new digital industries, like game development, social media, VR and AR.
The DARIAH Innovation Forum opens in the evening of Nov 2 with a keynote by Prof. Andrew Perkis on Arts and Technology and a presentation of the new DARIAH Innovation Board. The opening venue is AROS (Aarhus Art Museum, en.aros.dk)
On Nov 3 workshops on innovation in the digital transformation (Art, Humanities, GLAM, Creative Industries, Smart Environments) and presentations of DARIAH services and projects (Annual Themes 2016-2017) will be hosted at the new, beautiful Moesgaard Museum (Museum for Cultural Heritage, Archeology, and Anthropology, http://www.moesgaardmuseum.dk/en/). The DARIAH Innovation Forum also offers a guided tour in Moesgaard’s digitally enhanced exhibition of immersive cultural history narratives.
On Nov 4 the DARIAH Innovation Forum closes with a matchmaking event for public-private partnerships in research and innovation. The matchmaking event will be run in collaboration with Region Greater Denmark’s Brussels Office, and will target a number of upcoming European application calls for research and innovation, education and cultural creative collaboration.
The full programme is available here: http://conferences.au.dk/dariah2017/program/.
Accommodation and travel
Travel information and Recommendations for hotels will also be available at this site by end of September
DARIAH Innovation Forum is open to the public. There is no attendance fee, but registration is required, and will open by mid September.
Please register on the event's page at the University of Aarhus: http://conferences.au.dk/dariah2017/
Marianne Ping Huang - School for Communication and Culture, Aarhus University
Lene Elsner – School for Communication and Culture, Aarhus University
Jakob Epler – Communication Officer, DARIAH Coordination Office
In the meantime, if you have questions concerning the program, venues and planned activities please contact Marianne Ping Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lene Elsner at email@example.com
Other important DARIAH meetings in Aarhus
Prior to the DARIAH Innovation Forum, DARIAH’s General Assembly and meetings of the governing bodies of DARIAH will take place on Nov 1st-2nd, hosted by Aarhus University and DARIAH-DK.
Creativity World Forum Sessions Open for Your Attendance
The DARIAH Innovation Forum #1 takes place back-to-back with Creativity World Forum (Nov 1-2), the annual grand scale event for the global organization Districts of Creativity, this year hosted by Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture. If you arrive in Aarhus earlier than in the late afternoon of Nov 2, we can also offer you participation in sessions at Creativity World Forum (http://cwf2017.com/) that have been organized by Aarhus University and partners – these sessions will not require the full ticket for CWF; you’ll be our guests.
Nov 1st, 12-3 pm on new partnerships and new skills towards a digital transformation and capacity building for creative industries
Venue: Filmby Aarhus, at the Harbour Front; exact venue tbc
Nov 2nd, 12-3pm for an academic paper session with animated presentations, on the city of heritage and of opportunities: Meet Central Saint Martins, Ecomar Germany, Dundee Creatives, and Hafen City-Science University Hamburg and Science Animators from Animation Workshop
Venue; VIA University College, Campus C, Grand Lecture Hall.