FASS professor presents at GLAMR Conference
UTS FASS partnered with The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) for their annual Information Online Conference.
This year’s conference theme was Infinite Possibilities in the GLAMR context – GLAMR being Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Records – and one of the most sensorially stimulating sessions was presented by two innovative GLAMR champions, Sue Hutley from Bond University and UTS FASS Professor Deb Verhoeven.
The interactive session, called The Five Senses of GLAMR, brought together the artistry of five expert speakers, presenting an ‘artefact’ which challenged us to rethink how we experience, absorb, create and share knowledge.
Delegates received mystery gift bags which they were invited to unpack as each speaker took the stage and lead them on a journey of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch.
VR journey in , while laid out a deck of tarot cards that gave glorious expression to paintings by using .
David Woodbridge provoked wearing a variety of sight-impairing cardboard glasses, while he used his own wearable smart glasses to connect remotely to a trained who spoke in real time to him answering his requests for information about the room.
guided attendees through a ia bottled scents so they could breathe in different places and eras; and confounded senses with that tickled the skin or confused the vision of wearers, from the insects which attendees were being encouraged to eat.
Participants loved the session and the buzz in the room was matched by their Twitter activity:
- “It was a fantastic view-changing workshop & thanks to the whole team for challenging my view of how to gain & understand knowledge thru my 5 senses“
- “This is awesome and the possibilities for GLAMR institutions are huge.“
- “I am so delighted by Five Senses of GLAMR! This is my moment”
Photos provided by Alison Bennett.
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