Exeter Time Trails generates strong interest at major international conference


Exeter Time Trails, along with Moor Stories (also developed with RAMM and 1010 Media), Art Maps (developed with Tate and the Department of Computer Science at University of Nottingham), and CloudPad (developed with the Department of Computer Science at University of Nottingham), was one of four projects discussed in my opening keynote at Performing Documentation in the Conservation of Contemporary Art at Lisbon on 20 June 2013.

The conference, organised by the research project Documentation of Contemporary Art and the Network for Conservation of Contemporary Art Research (NeCCAR), brought together curators, academics and researchers from various fields in the arts to discuss the challenges of documenting contemporary art practices.

Exeter Time Trails, and its collaboration with Exeter City Supporters Trust, raised wide interest and praise among curators in Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK, and a request was made that we generate a framework identifying best practice for sharing data from different collections and for the inclusion of oral histories in user-generated content about heritage collections.

About Gabriella Giannachi

Gabriella Giannachi is Professor in Performance and New Media, and Director of the Centre for Intermedia at the University of Exeter, which promotes advanced interdisciplinary research in performance and the arts through collaborations between artists, academics and scientists from a range of disciplines. Her most recent and forthcoming book publications include: Virtual Theatres: an Introduction (Routledge: 2004); Performing Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts, ed. with Nigel Stewart (Peter Lang: 2005); The Politics of New Media Theatre (Routledge: 2007); Performing Presence: Between the Live and the Simulated, co-authored with Nick Kaye (MUP: 2011), nominated in Theatre Library Association 44th Annual Book Awards (2012); Archaeologies of Presence, co-edited with Nick Kaye and Michael Shanks (Routledge: 2012); Performing Mixed Reality, co-authored with Steve Benford (MITP: 2011) and Archive Everything (MITP, forthcoming). She has published articles in Contemporary Theatre Review, Leonardo, Performance Research, Digital Creativity, TDR and PAJ, and developed conference papers for IVA 2009, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, CHI 2008, CHI 2009 (best paper award), CHI 2012 (best paper award) and CHI 2013 (best paper award). She is an investigator in the RCUK funded Horizon Digital Economy Research Hub (2009-2014) and is collaborating with Tate and RAMM on a number of projects. She has a BA from Turin University and a PhD from Cambridge University, UK.
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