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Lightning Talks [clear filter]
Tuesday, November 21

15:30 NZDT

Better Decisions Through Better Interactions
It's widely accepted that better data can drive better decision-making. But the source and format of the information people use when designing policy, public services and more makes an enormous difference. In this talk, Aimee discusses how events like GovHack NZ (the southern hemisphere's largest open data / open gov hackathon), and her work with design consultancy GovWorks helps tackle this issue by physically bringing together and creating connections between people from the private sector - including tech and design - with people in local and national government. The purpose? More systemic change, rather than widgets.


Aimee Whitcroft

After studying molecular biology, neuroscience and business, aimee has local and international experience in everything from strategy and management consulting to futurecasting to science/tech/govt communication. She's worked for a number of New Zealand's topscience, internet-related... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 15:30 - 15:37 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:38 NZDT

Life Offline
I spent six months in the public library in Arawa, Bougainville in 2017, where life is lived more or less offline. What are the challenges of delivering a small public and school library service when both internet access and power are intermittent and very expensive? What solutions are there and are there implications for New Zealand?


Tuesday November 21, 2017 15:38 - 15:45 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:46 NZDT

Design and Parliament: 81+ years of informing the public
A case study of how the Office of the Clerk has fought for a more informed public. Starting with Parliament Radio, to their YouTube channel and Virtual House Mobile app, this talk looks at the success the Office of the Clerk has experienced and how we can improve.


Tuesday November 21, 2017 15:46 - 15:53 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:54 NZDT

Te Ao Matihiko – A Digital Coming of Age
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori was established under the Māori Language Act 1987 to promote the use of Māori as a living language and as an ordinary means of communication. Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 ensures Te Taura Whiri alongside Te Mātāwai continues to revitalise Te Reo. The last 30 years of Te Taura Whiri has seen many different resources created to become part of our cultural heritage. This presentation will cover some of the major work of Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo past, present and future and our move into te ao matihiko.


Emily Wikingi

Digital Advisor, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

Tuesday November 21, 2017 15:54 - 16:01 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

16:02 NZDT

R2-D2 analysed your collection images and here's what he found
Techniques for the automated review of images continue to improve. Analysis of colours and patterns within your collection images can provide new connections between collection items. Artificial intelligence can work out the subject of an image with increasing accuracy, sometimes rivalling the descriptions created manually by cataloguers. This presentation looks at some of the emerging tools in this field and how they might be applied to your image collections.

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Paul Rowe

CEO, Vernon Systems
Paul Rowe is CEO of Vernon Systems, an Auckland-based collections management software company. Vernon Systems develops software that helps organisations record, interpret and share their collections. Paul is particularly interested in the use of web-based systems within museums and... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 16:02 - 16:09 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

16:10 NZDT

Latent space: Visitor-generated 3D Scans in Museums
The democratisation of digital technologies and museum collections is opening access to a global network of museum-generated data and museum-held objects on a scale which is both challenging to monitor and conceptually daunting.
Museums are now allocating significant funds into cataloguing and digitisation projects that enrich Online Collection databases concurrently with innovations in exhibition design and philosophy within museum walls. An emphasis is placed on the removal and mitigation of physical and sensory barriers that can disrupt visitor experience. The resultant unobstructed view of museum objects on display becomes the latent space where both the digital and physical museum/object coalesces.
How can museums future proof policy and cultural framework protecting museum objects under the omnipotent presence of digital technologies that are simultaneously advancing and increasingly free? Smartphones are now discreet powerful devices, housing high resolution cameras and capable of operating sophisticated 3D scanning apps. No longer are these technologies only accessible to institutions, the wealthy or technologically inclined, but to the ‘everyman’.
This level of immediate and open access to museum collections has been celebrated as a deconstruction of the cultural and academic elitism that has long plagued the public’s perception of museums.
But what happens when the integrity of collection objects and a museum’s role as kaitiaki is ethically compromised by visitor-generated digital content such as 3D scans, which is then disseminated across digital platforms?
This exploratory talk seeks to generate conversation about the future of museum policy, cultural framework and conditions of entry when a camera flash and tripod are no longer physical indicators of a visitor’s intent to produce high resolution representations or captures of museum collections.


Akura Makea-Pardington

Pictorial Collection Development Technican, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Akura Makea-Pardington was born in Auckland. She is of Maori (Ngāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Ngāti Kahungunu) and Scottish (Clan Cameron of Erracht) descent and is a pictorial collection development technican at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 16:10 - 16:17 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

16:18 NZDT

#FutureSlam: Navigating the Rocky Road of Digital Thinking
We are in the midst of some huge shifts in technology - AR/VR, Machine Learning, Blockchain, the Internet of things - but what does it all mean for Museums and our visitors? How do we understand and critique technology, without jumping to dystopic/utopic visions?

These are the questions we attempted to answer in the #FutureSlam, a series of internal events held at Auckland Museum. We didn’t get (nor expect) clear cut answers. This talk will look at how we asked the questions, structured the events, and digested the future - one slice of rocky road at a time. 

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Holly Grover

Digital Experience Producer, Auckland Museum
Holly is a Digital Experience Producer at Auckland Museum. Her greatest wish is for less screens and more Harry Potter. She is currently studying a Master of Design at Auckland University of Technology, with a focus on creating speculative communication devices for a post-human w... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 16:18 - 16:25 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011