On Friday 18th December, Prof Erik Champion (Curtin University) will be presenting a seminar on his research. All welcome.
Details: 3:30-4:30pm at Flinders Tonsley campus, Room 5.29. Ample free parking is available. Directions are available here. A tour of the Computer Archaeology Lab (3.09) will be offered for those interested, from 3pm.
Culture, Digital Heritage and Games
In this short talk I will explain my definition of virtual heritage, and the perils and potentials of game design to communicate past and present cultures different to our own. I will be expanding on arguments made in my latest book, Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage and touching on related issues of infrastructure and issues in the Digital Humanities, but particular those issues affecting digital heritage.
Bio: Erik Champion is Professor of Cultural Visualisation at Curtin University, and researches issues in the area of virtual heritage. The theme leader for Visualisation at the Curtin Institute of Computation, he also writes about game design, virtual places, architectural computing and interaction design. He wrote Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage (Ashgate’s Digital Humanities Series, 2015), Playing with the Past (Springer, 2011), and edited Game Mods: Design, Theory and Criticism (ETC Press, 2012). Prior to joining Curtin University he was Project leader of DIGHUMLAB in Denmark, a consortium of four Danish universities, hosted at Aarhus University. Here he also worked with EU research infrastructures and projects, acting as the “Research and Public Engagement” co-leader for http://dariah.eu/