Summer Writings, Fall Conferences!
As summer writings proceed, good news come in for the fall.
It'll be a busy season and I'll be presenting at a number of events including London International Conference on Education. In LICE I'll be talking about digital materials as curatorial tools in a paper called “Are you gonna see me flying now?” Digital media as curatorial and educational tools with young children exhibiting their artwork. Here's my abstract:
The use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Quick Response Codes (QR) as curatorial tools is discussed in this paper, focusing on an art exhibition exhibiting works by young children in a professional gallery setting. After introducing the context for this annual exhibition as part of an early childhood center’s art program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, this paper explores potential uses of these technologies to enhance visitor experience and increase the presence and impact of the artists’ voices. The goal of using this kind of technology is not contained in itself but, on the contrary, is set in the kind of artistic, learning, and emotional experiences it allows and encourages. Connecting ideas and concepts from curatorial, educational, and artistic perspectives, this presentation bestows discussions and conclusions relevant to the fields of art and early childhood education.