From the very small to the very big, all life is full of wonder. Digital representations makes our understanding of living things more accessible. Join the conversation at VividSydney’s Beyond the Physical: Reimagining Digital Experiences in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. Dr John LaSalle from the Atlas of Living Australia will talk on digitising specimens, particularly the very small. He will join panel members from 3P Learning, the Australian National Maritime Museum, CSIRO Data61, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the State Library of NSW.
John La Salle is the Director of the Atlas of Living Australia, and a former Director of the Australian National Insect Collection. His ambition is to bring Australian life into the digital realm to be shared, studied and appreciated, and he is actively exploring emerging technologies to accelerate the process by which we can build image libraries and then extract rich information from those images in a manner that can be stored, shared and re-used.