Join the POEM network on 27th March at the Univesity of Glasgow to hear a public talk by Dr. Jenny Kidd who will discuss the value of participatory media practices.
Memory institutions now employ a range of participatory media practices in order to engage different communities with their collections and events. They engage through the playful – yet fraught – ‘searchable talk’ (Zappavigna 2015) of the social web, they invite the sharing of visitors’ social photographs, and they produce increasingly intricate interactions through immersive heritage experiences. In this talk I will explore how we might articulate these interventions as practices of memory, and what is at stake in our doing so. I will introduce a number of projects, and in reflection on these, consider how we might engage more intentionally – and productively – with the potentials of participatory digital practice in the future.