Using Technology to Connect and Commemorate

Digital technology has redefined how we capture, preserve and tell our stories. The future of history is visual, interactive, and collaborative.

Plank is showcasing three exciting projects that use digital media to both commemorate the past and connect it to the present. Our speakers will share the stories behind their projects and explore the opportunities and challenges in doing history digitally.

We invite you to join the conversation.

Our Speakers

Jenna Zuschlag Misener, Juno Beach Centre

From Vimy to Juno is a national travelling exhibit and web portal connecting Canada’s role in the First and Second World Wars. These physical and virtual spaces tell the story of the Canadian experience in France during the First and Second World Wars, as well as the inter-war years which saw great change in Canadian culture and identity.

Ronald Rudin, Concordia University

Ronald Rudin is a professor of Public History at Concordia University is Co-Director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. The Lost Stories Project seeks out little known stories about the Canadian past and transforms them into inexpensive, site-specific works of public art. This process is documented through a series of short films. Along the way, forgotten moments from Canadian history are brought to light, and viewers have an opportunity to see the choices that have to be made when a story is turned into a work of art.

Jean Bérubé, Montréal en Histoires

Montréal en Histoires uses digital technology and new media to enable Montréalers, visitors and tourists to discover, explore and celebrate Montréal’s history. Cité Mémoire is their next project which will launch in Old Montréal in May 2016. Through a series of some twenty tableaux, Cité Mémoire brings Montréal’s past to life before our eyes using innovative projection on walls, trees and on the very ground where events took place.

Space is limited, please RSVP to reserve your seat.
Doors open at 5:00pm. The Black Watch is a military building, and guests must sign in with ID.
Speakers will begin promptly at 5:30pm.
Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.
We regret that the Black Watch is not wheelchair accessible. There are approximately 30 stairs to the second floor.

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