Imagining Heritage in the Digital Dimension
50 Minds for the Next 50. Dialogue Series
The digital aspects of heritage are growing enormously, ranging from creating virtual visits and online exhibitions to cataloguing inventory of heritage objects and creating 3D models of archaeological sites. Innovative technology solutions and technological developments, especially artificial intelligence, will continue to help us to create and celebrate the values of heritage in the digital dimension.
Kat Borlongan and Chance Coughenour
Kat Borlongan and Chance Coughenour discussed digital innovation and inclusivity. As thinkers, they explored the interconnection between technologies and heritage, agreeing that an inclusive digital environment is fundamental to promote and share heritage values.
Refik Anadol and Anab Jain
The dialogue between Refik Anadol and Anab Jain focused mainly on synergies between built heritage and digital technologies. As digital artists, Anadol and Jain elaborated on projects that explore diverse digital tools to imagine a better future for culture and heritage.
Abeer Abu Ghaith and Vít Šisler
The dialogue between Abeer Abu Ghaith and Vít Šisler centred around respecting different cultural values, and the ways they are shared and transferred.
Rachel Sibande and Johanna Figueira
The dialogue between Rachel Sibande and Johanna Figueira centred around the digital empowerment of communities.
Max Tegmark and Tino Sehgal
The dialogue between Max Tegmark and Tino Sehgal centred around the dangers and opportunities of technological development for heritage.
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Entrepreneur and former director of La French Tech
Digital archaeologist and head of preservation at Google Arts & Culture
New media artist and designer known for data-driven machine learning algorithms that create abstract environments
Designer, futurist, filmmaker and educator, and co-founder and director of a multi-award winning design studio, Superflux
Abeer Abu Ghaith
Technology entrepreneur and social activist
Researcher, writer, game designer and assistant professor of new media studies at Charles University in Prague
Digital and data development specialist and social entrepreneur
Entrepreneur, spécialiste du marketing numérique et militante de la technologie
Cosmologist, physicist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Musician, composer, performer, producer and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Ethel Delali Cofie
Entrepreneur, CEO and founder of EDEL Technology Consulting
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Five dialogue sessions covering five themes take place in 2022, each joined by thinkers in paired dialogue from diverse regions. The interdisciplinary dialogues inspire new visions for the next 50 years of World Heritage.