Prof. Dr. Sarah Kenderdine creates powerful interactive experiences for museums—pioneering new possibilities for visitors’ engagement using emerging technologies. In widely exhibited installation works, she amalgamates cultural heritage with new media art practice through interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. Sarah is Professor at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), University of New South Wales and head of Special Projects, Museum Victoria, Australia. She is also the Director of Research at the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE), City University of Hong Kong. In 2013 she received the International Council of Museum Award (Australia) and, the Australian Arts in Asia Innovation Award—for the PLACE-Hampi Museum, a collaboration together with the Jindal Foundation at the new cultural precinct at Kaladham, Karnataka. In addition, she was awarded the Tartessos Prize 2013 for contributions to virtual archaeology, worldwide and, 2013 Digital Heritage International Congress & IMéRA Foundation Fellowship.
Recent books include Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: a critical discourse, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007 and PLACE-Hampi: Inhabiting the Panoramic Imaginary of Vijayanagara, Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag, 2013.
Many of Sarah’s most recent projects can be viewed here