Inside Out Festival - Data Recovery – Mobiles and their role in story-telling, memory and emotion - A 60’ keynote

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


The Inside Out Festival connnects Higher Education with the Arts, Cultural and Creative Industries, curated and produced by TCCE (The Culture Capital Exchange) in association with Times Higher Education.

A 60 ' keynote by Victoria Mapplebeck , exploring TEXT ME, her award winning interactive arts project written, directed and produced in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle. TEXT ME is a live and online platform in which the audience, can collect, curate and share stories from their digital past.Following the six week BALTIC exhibition and extensive workshop programme, Victoria has collected hundreds of texts and voicemails which reflect on the complex cultural approaches to digital communication and archiving practices. This archive of stories provides an opportunity to create a dialogue with a large audience, reflecting on the ways we can mobilise hidden archives by sharing them, by moving them onto public platforms. TEXT ME was developed with Creativeworks London and in 2014 won The Merging Media Prize for Best European Cross platform Project and The 2014 Pixel Lab Prize. In November 2016, the six week TEXT ME exhibition opened at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Victoria will discuss how new technologies can be used to enhance interactive documentary and the ways in which the TEXT ME audience can submit their own digital memories to this international storytelling project
Period24 Mar 2017
Held atThe Culture Capital Exchange


  • Archives, Digital Memory, Smartphone Production