Digital Ethnography: Black Rock to the Bay
Digital Ethnography: Black Rock to Bay, is a webinar lecture event hosted with the Sparks Heritage Museum. It is an online discussion about museum and event virtualization.
Together the speakers will explore increasing connections between Silicon Valley and Northern Nevada and the roles of technology, humanity, and nature in shaping visions for more accessible and interactive online museums. By demonstrating how to balance creativity, capitalism and empathy through informed and inclusive digital storytelling, interviews with artists, designers, technologists, and policymakers will provide insight into the creation of virtual reality installations using 3-D imagery. See how digital visitors, led by ethnographic avatars, experience a museum through objects that trigger utterances illuminating how people struggle to make sense of the tensions around them—embracing both work and play, abhorring and perpetuating inequality, valorizing nature and the excitement of technological novelty.