Technology Webinar | Publishing, Programming, and Preserving Digital Adaptations

26 May 2022 6:30 PM

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Remixing the Classics

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About this Webinar

 

This is a FREE WEBINAR on Technology

Schedule : May 26th 2022 Time: 6:30 pm IST

Is this a LIVE WEBINAR : yes, this will be a live webinar

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Remixing the Classics

 

About the Event :

Digital technologies can connect classic literature and drama with new audiences. But what are some the challenges when it comes to commissioning, presenting, and saving digital work? How do you archive a Twitter adaptation of a play by Anton Chekhov, or market a web project based on Charles Dickens's novels? Perhaps most importantly, how can you develop digital adaptations that will remain accessible, even as new technologies become old and online platforms come and go?

Join us for a discussion about publishing, programming, and preserving digital adaptations of classic texts. Hear from industry professionals working in publishing, arts programming, and libraries and archives about their experiences of digital adaptations and the opportunities and challenges they raise.

With

Margaret Bartley, Editorial Director at Bloomsbury Academic, which has developed app versions of Shakespeare's plays and poems and the digital platform Drama Online

Fiona Morris, Chief Executive and Creative Director of The Space, a digital agency founded by the BBC and Arts Council England to support digital innovation and audience engagement in the arts

Stella Wisdom, Digital Curator at the British Library and co-founder of Off the Map, which invites students to create new digital work inspired by British Library collections

Starting with short presentations from each of our speakers, we will then move into a discussion among panellists and audiences chaired by Erin Sullivan (Birmingham) and Deborah Cartmell (De Montfort). All are welcome to this free event, including teachers (primary, secondary, and tertiary), creative practitioners, technology developers, cultural programmers, community organizers, and anyone else interested in what happens when digital technology and the classics collide.

The session will be held on Zoom with live, automated closed captioning and will also be recorded. If there is additional support that would make the session more accessible for you, please write to e.sullivan@bham.ac.uk and we can discuss possible arrangements. All registered attendees will receive the joining link on the day of the session.

Part of the UKRI-funded research network, Remixing the Classics: Digital Adaptation and the Literary and Dramatic Canon.