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Sunday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sparking True Imagination in a Digital Environment

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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 lead designer for the Library’s interactive digital exhibition space, which brings an innovative digital presence into the library experience. Sarah is actively involved in designing digital showcases of historical and recent cultural collections. Sarah also has extensive experience in: digital animation, web/graphic/instructional design, video/sound editing, photography, voice over artistry and directing. Sarah has... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott, Room 402-403 110 E 2nd St., Austin, TX

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