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VANISHING POINT: The Curation and Preservation of Virtual Reality

Tickets: Full Price: £20 | Knowledge Quarter £15 | UAL staff and students: £12.50 | DPC MEMBERS CAN NOW REGISTER FREE

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As Virtual and Augmented Reality become part of the artists’ toolkit, museums and galleries are tackling the issue of how to collect, preserve and curate Virtual Reality artworks, ensuring they have a life beyond the present. 

Vanishing Point: The Curation and Preservation of Virtual Reality is a one-day conference that brings together industry experts from the BBC, Tate, V&A and BFI to discuss the challenges of preserving new media and look towards possible solutions. Speakers will include keynotes from Tom Burton (BBC) and Solomon Rogers (Chair of BAFTA Immersive Entertainment) with panel discussions featuring Jesse de Vos of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and George Stanley of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Indicative Programme

9.30am – 10.00am

Coffee and registration

10.00am                           

Welcome, Jeremy Till (Head of Central St. Martin's)

10.10am – 10.40am   

Keynote, Tom Burton (Head of Interactive, BBC Studios)

10.40am – 11.10am   

Setting the Scene for Industry, Solomon Rogers (CEO of Rewind, Chair of BAFTA Immersive Entertainment)

11.10am – 12.30pm   

Makers of Makers Panel

 

Chair: Solomon Rogers

 

Ana-Despina Tudor (Course Leader MA Virtual Reality at London College of Communication)

 

Rebecca Gregory-Clarke (Digital Catapult)

 

Nick Lambert (Computer Art Society, Ravensbourne, Lumen)

12.30pm – 1.30pm     

Lunch and Showcase of student artworks, The Street

1.30pm – 2.50pm       

Curatorial Preservation Panel

 

Chair: Judy Willcocks (Central St. Martin's Museum)

 

Jack McConchie, Tom Ensom (Tate)

 

Natalie Kane (V&A)

 

Stephen McConnachie (BFI)

2.50pm – 3.20pm   

Tea and coffee

3.20pm – 4.40pm    

National and International Strategy panel

 

Chair: TBC

 

William Kilbride (Digital Preservation Coalition)

 

Jesse de Vos (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision)

 

George Stanley (Digital Culture DCMS)

4.40pm                        

Final thoughts and finish 

The event will be livestreamed and recorded for DPC Members.

Registration

DPC Members may now register for this event free of charge. Please note that there is a limit of 5 places per Full member (incl. consortia and membership organisations) and 1 place per Associate member, and these will be available on a 'first come, first served' basis. Any additional DPC places may then be made available to organisations already attending the event.

DPC Members please sign in to register for your free place

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Registration is not required, please login to enter.

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