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Human values in curating a human rights media archive

Durrant, Abigail; Kirk, Dave; Reeves, Stuart

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Abigail Durrant

Dave Kirk

Stuart Reeves



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.

Start Date Apr 26, 2014
Publication Date Apr 26, 2014
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
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
APA6 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 Systemsdoi:10.1145/2556288.2557196
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557196
Keywords Human Rights Media; Rwanda; Genocide; Memorial; Curation; Value Sensitive Design
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
Additional Information CHI '14: proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2014. ISBN 9781450324731. doi:10.1145/2556288.2557196

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