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National Digital Forum coming to Wellington November 2016

New York, Oxford and Ngāi Tahu share the stage at National Digital Forum 2016

27 October 2016

National Digital Forum (NDF2016) has another stellar line-up of speakers.

NDF2016 brings together digital enthusiasts from around the world to share new practices from the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives, museums). Working digitally in new ways is at the heart of the two-day conference, which this year features: a museum-based incubator from New York; Oxford University research into life online; and cultural mapping through the latest Geographical Information System to record iwi knowledge.

Taking place on 22, 23 November at Te Papa, 300 participants from around New Zealand will attend for the event, the largest digital-culture gathering in the country. This year’s Keynote speakers include:

Julia Kaganskiy is Director at NEW INC, which was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. Julia previously served as Global Editor of the Creators Project, a partnership between VICE Media Group and Intel, and founded #ArtsTech Meetup.

Dave Brown is a Principal Engineer at Microsoft Research’s headquarters in Washington. He and his team develop interactive, digital experiences, and they’re currently working on new approaches for data visualisation which help people share and socialise insights.

Eric T. Meyer is a Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University, where he researches life online and the shifting nature of human interactions that result from the advancement of digital technologies.

Lillian Grace is the founder of Figure NZ, a world-first organisation helping everyone see New Zealand clearly through the language of numbers by processing complex data and publishing it in simple, consistent forms that anyone can freely take and use regardless of their skill and experience.

Takerei Norton manages the iwi-driven Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project which records traditional Ngāi Tahu knowledge on the latest Geographical Information System. It will soon be made available to the iwi and public through a new purpose-built website.

Seb Chan is internationally regarded for his work in interactive visitor experience, which saw him overhaul digital design at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. He is the Chief Experience Officer at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image).

The National Digital Forum is a network of people working together to enhance digital interaction with culture and heritage in New Zealand. In addition to the NDF conference, the organisation arranges regional events to supportprofessional development opportunities.

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