AIM715 - Digital Interpretation

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are required to attend 4-days of intensive classes during the trimester as well as to make use of online resources

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning Experiences are via CloudDeakin

All students: Weekly Study Guide topics are provided, in addition to at least 1 scheduled online seminar

Content

This unit addresses the ethical challenges of shaping public knowledge of cultural heritage via digital interpretation — grounded in the concepts of significance, authenticity and learning.

In it we will study how museums and heritage sites have engaged with the opportunities afforded by the ‘digital revolution’. We will look into the early history of this engagement to understand the debates that developed around the introduction of digital media in museums. We will look into current practices and seek to understand how they are changing our understanding both of heritage and the cultural institutions that are charged with identifying, preserving and displaying it. We will do so by critically examining theories of interpretation before exploring a range of applications, in different institutional contexts and in different countries through reading and by visiting different sites.

Finally, we will seek to use our new knowledge and understanding to develop an imaginary brief that encapsulates best practice for one aspect of this new world heritage institutions find themselves in – the development of a multimedia interactive.

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