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30/01/2023 - Registration open - Participatory workshop: co-design of inclusive technologies!

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

Cultural Accessibility with Inclusion at the Core

30/01/2023 - Paris






Date: 30/01/2023

Time: 14:45 - 17:00

Location: IRCAM - Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique. 1 Place Igor Stravinsky, 75004 Paris, France

Mandatory registration: here

Language: English



We are pleased to invite you to take part in our participatory co-design workshop organized in the framework of the MuseIT Project.



The MuseIT Project - Multisensory, User-centred, Shared cultural Experiences through Interactive Technologies (runs from 2022 to 2025 and co-funded by the Horizon Europe programme of the European Commission) will propose technologies that facilitate and widen access to cultural assets for people with disabilities, and helps preserve and safeguard cultural heritage in an inclusive way. Our project aims to co-design, develop, and co-evaluate a multisensory, user-centred platform for enriched engagement with cultural assets with inclusion and equal opportunity for all as core principles. To do so the project will attempt to co-design and develop:

  • Multisensory representations and rendering of cultural assets

  • Remote inclusive co-creation services for multi-modal born-digital cultural assets, and cultural engagements

  • Formal specification and novel methodologies for multisensory, multi-layered repository towards (long-term) preservation of cultural assets.


Objective & agenda of the workshop:


The principles of Inclusion, Accessibility and ‘Equal Opportunities for all’ are central in the MuseIT project. Particular focus is placed on the development of systems that can satisfy all people's needs for cultural activities and experiences. Though not specifically mentioned, the concept of “all” or “for all” we refer to all people regardless of their perceptual modalities and variations in cognitive and functional abilities. MuseIT is concerned with cultural heritage as both physical evidence of human activities and intangible societal attributes. This workshop aims to identify what you regard as essential in these terms to experience culture as a process of co-creation and/or co-design by all. What are your perceptions of how you or your visitors/consumers/users engage with different digital representations of cultural heritage and what is missing from these experiences.

The objective of this workshop is to engage with the project’s user communities: cultural institutions and people with disabilities in order to:

  • explore and better understand their real experienced needs and expectations.

  • provide the specific requirements and constraints of users to orient the technical development of the project and to create a shared understanding of the user needs!

The partners of the project will participate in the workshop.


Agenda


14:45 to 15:30:

- Presentation of the MuseIT Project


15:00 to 17:00:

- Participatory workshop activities with the representatives of cultural institutions and people with disabilities.

- Demonstration of haptic tools and co-creative cultural activity.


This part involves sharing the experiences of spaces, systems, tools and resources that are designed with an underlying assumption of fully functioning bodies, sight and hearing, and norm-based forms of perception. We would like to find out how these items succeed or fail to accommodate variations in need, especially, the causes of diminished experiences, enjoyment and quality of life. We are also interested in suggestions on how to overcome the limitations of such spaces and systems.


Involved partners: the University of Boras, ShareMusic (Sweden), Actronika, Michael Culture Association (France), and Stanford University (USA)

Come, have your say and engage in ideation activities about inclusive technologies in the cultural sector! Join the network of the project’s contributors and meet the European partners of the project.


Registration is free and mandatory!

For any inquiry about access: contact@michael-culture.eu

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