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National Digital Forum 2019 presentation: Human ethics challenges in digital community story-telling

The talk that Jennifer Middendorf and Samuel Hope presented at the National Digital Forum in Wellington in November, titled “Human ethics challenges in digital community story-telling”, is now available to view on YouTube. In the talk, Samuel and Jennifer discuss some of the ethical challenges faced by the Understanding Place… Read More »National Digital Forum 2019 presentation: Human ethics challenges in digital community story-telling

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media visits the Lab

On Tuesday the UC Arts Digital Lab, main office of the CEISMIC earthquake digital archive, hosted Hon Clare Curran, the current Minister of Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media, and Minister of Government Digital Services. The Minister was welcomed to campus by Vice Chancellor Rod Carr and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Arts… Read More »Minister of Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media visits the Lab

Understanding Place: Mapping Memories and Meaning in the Residential Red Zone

Our aim is to develop a tool that will allow individuals with personal, familial, cultural, or historical connections to the Residential Red Zone area to tell their story and to reflect on what this space means to them. Seven years on from the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes the future of Christchurch’s Flat Land Residential Red Zone… Read More »Understanding Place: Mapping Memories and Meaning in the Residential Red Zone

A New Look for UC QuakeStudies

The UC Arts Digital Lab is excited to announce the launch of a new and improved UC QuakeStudies earthquake research repository. QuakeStudies, the University of Canterbury’s major contribution to the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive, contains photographs, documents, videos, audio recordings, media articles, and other material relating to the 2010/2011… Read More »A New Look for UC QuakeStudies

Migrating QuakeStudies to Islandora

At the National Digital Forum in Wellington last month, Jennifer, along with Jonathan Hunt from Catalyst IT, gave a presentation on progress with migrating QuakeStudies to the new Islandora platform:

Community formation that transcends politics in the age of filter bubbles – an example from Facebook

The recent fires in the Christchurch Port Hills caused enormous destruction and disturbance to those living in the area. Tragically a life was lost fighting the blaze, and there was major disruption when about 450 houses were evacuated, 11 homes destroyed, and over 1800 hectares scorched in the region between… Read More »Community formation that transcends politics in the age of filter bubbles – an example from Facebook

Santa-fy Yourself

For the last three years, the UC Arts Digital Lab has been sharing a floor with the College of Arts Office staff and has been invited to enter their Christmas-door decorating competition. This is an invitation that we do not take lightly, mostly due to an over-zealous thirst for competition,… Read More »Santa-fy Yourself