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Wednesday 24th June 2020

XpoNorth 2020 Digital Shorts: Digital Heritage Australia

Want to travel to Australia, dive into the history, get personal tours and see the stunning landscapes...all for free? Kieran and Jake of Digital Heritage Australia share with us how they wield the power of immersive technology to bring Australia right to our doorstep, their approach to working with heritage organisations and prove why they are the future of travel and storytelling.

This episode has been pre-recorded.

Speakers: Kieran Davies, Jake Smith
Chair: Jessica Fox


    Jessica Fox
    XpoNorth Film Specialist, formerly storyteller at NASA

    Jessica Fox is a director and author. Her directing credits span film, theatre and TV. She was a storyteller for NASA and tour documentarian for the Dresden Dolls. Her first novel is in development with Annapurna Pictures. She is XpoNorth’s Film sector specialist.


    Kieran Davis
    Co-founder and head of heritage research

    Kieran Davis holds a master’s degree in cultural heritage and has worked across the industry in both public and private practice. In 2016, he co-founded Digital Heritage Australia with the intention of providing high-quality digital products for organisations within the heritage and museum sectors. He has a passion for history, interpretation and digital storytelling. In his role with Digital Heritage Australia, he has worked on projects with some of Australia’s leading heritage organisations including the National Trust Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Koorie Heritage Trust and many others.

    Jake Smith
    Co-founder and head of technology

    Jake Smith is a web designer, front-end developer, tinkerer and co-founder at Digital Heritage Australia. For six years he worked as the head of the AIATSIS web team and has made a career out of making things look good and work well. Digital Heritage Australia has provided Jake with an opportunity to develop a wide range of projects including virtual tours, video production, 3d scanning and online exhibitions.


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