Imagining Virtual Survivor Testimony: Memory and Education in the Digital Age

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre

6 September 2016, 19.30 – 21.30

USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen D. Smith explores the world’s largest collection of video testimony housed within the Visual History Archive. The presentation centers upon the landscape of survivor testimony and how the human component prevails within this current moment of technological innovation which includes interactive, language-driven, and virtual technologies.

USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony program allows audiences to ask questions and get responses from a 3D video display of Holocaust survivor testimony. The project preserves the ability to have a lifelike conversation with the witnesses of history for all time. The presentation will provide a fascinating and interactive way to find out what will happen when Holocaust memory and technology open up pathways for future educational models.

This lecture is free and open to all but booking is essential. To reserve your place, please email shirley@jhbholocaust.co.za or telephone (011) 640-3100.

This event forms part of a programme, Remembering the Holocaust and Genocide in the Digital Age, running from 5-13 September at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre. For a full list of events please click here.

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Image: USC Shoah Foundation.