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Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Digital Placemaking Heritage

Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Jo Morrison,

How can digital technology be used to open up and foster collaboration within museum projects? That’s the question Museums+Tech 2018’s speakers sought to answer at this event, hosted by the Museum Computer Group at London’s National Gallery. The intersection of technology, heritage, collaboration and democratisation is where we spend a lot…

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Digital placemaking and health and wellbeing

Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking for health and wellbeing

Jo Morrison,

City building and quality of life are indelibly linked. In Copenhagen, policymakers have invested heavily in infrastructure for cyclists, planting flat roofs with vegetation, and offering free stress clinics for citizens. As a result, the Danish capital is one of the healthiest and happiest cities in the world. Denmark as…

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Riot! 1831 is back - What's new

Digital Placemaking

Riot! 1831 is back: What’s new?

Charlie Harman,

In the last few years, there has been an explosion in immersive, location-based experiences. From the monumental success of Pokémon GO to more cerebral experience like our own Lost Palace of Whitehall – a piece of audio theatre that brings to life the history of a Royal Palace that no…

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Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking for public engagement

Jo Morrison,

Public engagement is a huge part of digital placemaking – and of British government policy around planning and development. The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), published in July 2018, emphasises the importance of meaningful community engagement in delivering healthy, inclusive and safe places where people want to live and…

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Future ethical questions for digital placemakers

Digital Placemaking

Future ethical questions for digital placemakers

Jo Morrison,

The rise of digital placemaking has been supported by emerging digital technologies – from smart clothing to city-wide sensor networks – that go beyond the smartphone. But while conversations around technological possibility are important, larger ethical questions have come to the fore. There are groundbreaking developments in the Internet of…

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Digital Placemaking

The Calvium history of digital placemaking for urban development

Jo Morrison,

Digital placemaking (noun); The augmentation of physical places with location-specific digital services, products or experiences to create more attractive destinations for all. Successful digital placemaking schemes are designed to reflect the environment and communities they serve – expressing and enhancing the social and cultural value of different places via bespoke…

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