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The Dark Arts Colloquium will discuss the development of the Demonised, Bewitched and Possessed virtual reality app, created as part of the Reimagining the Islandmagee Witches exhibition at Carrickfergus Museum.

From the initial stages of conception and ideation to the subsequent steps of production, development, and deployment, we will guide you through the entire development process of The Demonised, Bewitched and Possessed immersive experience.

This in-depth exploration will not only showcase the technology but also serve as a compelling illustration of an alternative model of interpretation and curatorial process.

10am - 10.15am Registration and Welcome (Tea and coffee)
10.15am - 10.45am The Dark Arts Colloquium Presenter: Dr. Helen Jackson, Ulster University
Presentation on the development of the Demonised, Bewitched and Possessed VR app. Journey through conception, ideation, production, development, and deployment.
10.45am - 11.15am Dark Arts Colloquium Special Guest: Shirin Murphy, Carrickfergus Museum
As the Collections Access Officer at Carrickfergus Museum, who curated the wider Reimagining the Islandmagee Witches exhibition, Shirin will share her reflections on the experience of including a VR experience in a museum setting.
11.15am - 12.00pm Q&A Session
12.00pm - 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm - 13.30pm Workshop
Hands-on creative process, crafting your own model of interpretation for a virtual reality experience, by drawing inspiration from the rich resources of the Alexander Hogg Archive, PRONI Belfast Maps, and the 1911 census online archive. Guided by the immersive component of the colliquim, this creative process will serve as the focal point to explore how virtual reality can be used to deliver innovative and authentic solutions in the curatorial life-cycle
13.30pm - 13.40pm Tea & Coffee Break
13.40pm - 14.00pm Workshop Reflection/Discussion

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Monday 26 February

10am to 2pm

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Ulster University