Andreas Bienert, Eva Emenlauer-Blömers and James R. Hemsley (Eds.)
Konferenzband EVA Berlin 2019. Elektronische Medien & Kunst, Kultur und Historie
26. Berliner Veranstaltung der internationalen EVA-Serie Electronic Media and Visual ArtsEVA Berlin
“BASED ON TRUST! Culture in Virtual Environment” is the focus of this year’s conference. It alludes to the oscillating field of tension that has been opened up between data identity and the real presence of cultural heritage. Digital transformation has made available the collection objects in cyberspace. Concerts and performances are transmitted as datastreams, and education and learning is continuously improved by the use of the VR. Digital telepresence technologies, thus, expand the visibility of cultural heritage and generate new contexts, narratives and perspectives.
But how can we represent credibility and uniqueness of the material evidence of the objects in digital data streams? What technical requirements are associated with the creation of plausible and citable scenarios and atmospheres in VR? The claim «Based on Trust» refers to all areas of the «virtualization of the museum» in 2D, 3D, sound and video formats as well as in e-installations, explorative VR applications and AI. Authenticity and credibility are not self-evident at all in digital media. They require complex attribution processes and data curatorial expertise. The Berlin EVA Conference deals with these topics at the interface between memory institutions, public administrations, technology providers and information scientists.