Professor Sarah Kenderdine leads a team of software engineers, artists, and curators, at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums. She has created over 90 exhibitions and installations for museums worldwide. In 2017, Sarah was appointed professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland where she has built the Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+), exploring the convergence of imaging technologies, immersive visualisation, digital aesthetics and cultural (big) data. Sarah is the inaugural director and lead curator of EPFL Pavilions, an art/science initiative located in a seminal Kengo Kumar building. In 2020 and 2022, she was named in the Museum Influencer List 2020 – The Power 10 by Blooloop and, Switzerland’s Top 100 Digital Shapers by Bilanz in 2020 and 2021. In 2021, Sarah was appointed corresponding fellow of The British Academy (FBA).
Deep Fakes: Art and Its Double
From digital evolution to digital revolution. Technologies in the Cultural Heritage Industry
Mario Santana Quintero
Mario Santana-Quintero, is a professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering (Carleton University) in Ottawa, Canada. He is also a Carleton immersive Media Studio Lab (CIMS) faculty member. Besides his academic work in Canada, he is a guest professor at the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (University of Leuven). Along with his academic activities, he serves as Secretary-General of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). He is one of the past presidents of the ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA).
Furthermore, he has been a Getty Conservation Institute scholar. He has collaborated in several international projects in the field of heritage documentation for The Getty Conservation Institute, UNESCO among others. In recent years he was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Liege (Belgium), and he is a member of the Association of Preservation Technology College of Fellows.
Can we record to preserve the craftsmens’ intend from antiquity to the present in Cultural Heritage?
Geohazards in the climate change era: a shift in thinking in sustainable management and conservation of heritage sites