2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Sparking True Imagination in a Digital Environment

Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 402-403
110 E 2nd St


Taking classic old Australian fairytales out of the archives and helping our audience discover their magic, in the digital realm, is what I do at Deakin University Library in Geelong, Australia. In 2013 we installed interactive touch screens to showcase these unique collections. When I explored these fairytales it invoked childhood memories and feelings of wonder and magic. I realised that in order to share these feelings, I needed to demonstrate artistic restraint, whilst making these 1900s fairytales shine in the digital realm. By animating discrete elements of the illustrations, I enhanced, but didn’t overwhelm the experience of the story. I kept the charm, heart and integrity of the works by designing an experience that encouraged the audience to use their imagination.Sparking true imagination whilst retaining the essence of a traditional work is a challenge for any cultural institution, and once achieved we can inspire communities on a new path of discovery and research.


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Sarah McCormick

Multimedia Specialist

Deakin University Library

Sarah McCormick is the Multimedia Specialist for the Deakin University Library. She is the lead designer for the Interactive Digital Exhibition space, which is bringing the Library's digital presen...

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