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Human values in curating a human rights media archive

Durrant, Abigail; Kirk, Dave; Reeves, Stuart

Authors

Abigail Durrant

Dave Kirk



Abstract

Cultural institutions, such as museums, often curate politically and ethically sensitive materials. Increasingly, Internet-enabled, digital technology intersects with these curatorial practices offering new opportunities for public and scholarly engagement. We report on a case study of human rights media archiving at a genocide memorial centre in Rwanda, motivated by interests in ICT support to memorialisation practices. Through an analysis of our discussions with staff about their work, we report on how accounts of the Rwandan Genocide are being captured and curated to support the centre's humanitarian agenda and associated values. We identify transferable curatorial concerns for human rights media communication amongst scholarly networks and public audiences worldwide, elucidating interaction design challenges for supportive ICT and contributing to HCI discourses on value sensitive design and cultural engagement with sensitive materials.

Citation

Durrant, A., Kirk, D., & Reeves, S. (2014). Human values in curating a human rights media archive. In CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557196

Conference Name CHI 2014: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Start Date Apr 26, 2014
End Date May 1, 2014
Acceptance Date Jan 2, 2014
Publication Date Apr 26, 2014
Deposit Date May 26, 2015
Publicly Available Date May 26, 2015
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
ISBN 978-1-4503-2473-1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557196
Keywords Human Rights Media; Rwanda; Genocide; Memorial; Curation; Value Sensitive Design
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28869
Publisher URL http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2557196
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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