OxCrowd: From Tags to Tools: Using crowdsourcing to understand and encourage engagement with cultural heritage
The Oxford Internet Institute is excited to have Kathryn Eccles and Jamie Cameron give the second OxCrowd talk of the term 'From Tags to Tools: Using crowdsourcing to understand and encourage engagement with cultural heritage'.
This talk will show how a research project to understand the motivation and behaviour of volunteer art ‘taggers’ led to the creation of a new teaching resource encouraging students to engage with objects and images in cultural heritage collections, and a series of innovative and interactive public engagement events.
About the speakers
Dr Kathryn Eccles has been a Research Fellow at the OII since 2009. Her role is split between the Humanities Division, and the Oxford Internet Institute. Kathryn is responsible for the Digital Humanities Programme at TORCH, the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities, and ran the 2015-16 TORCH Headline series Humanities and the Digital Age. She has been a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College since 2015.
Jamie’s research interests include the digitisation of cultural heritage and 3D imaging, particularly photogrammetry. In addition, he is involved in a number of archaeological projects using scientific methods, such as radiocarbon dating, to investigate the past.
He began working at the OII in late 2015 as a Research Assistant for the project ‘Between Text and Object: Digital Transformation of Teaching through Objects’. Funded by the IT Innovation Seed Fund, the project is developing an online teaching platform – Cabinet – to improve accessibility to museum objects, art and monuments. Jamie is responsible for producing the platform’s 3D models and also assists the ‘A Museum Without Walls’ project on crowdsourcing in the arts.