Getting from Raw Video Footage to Educational Website: Nagasaki Atomic History and the Present

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Date & Time
September 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Clark Library, 2nd Floor
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Emergent Research
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Nuclear weapons are an undeniable reality of our times. Nagasaki Atomic History and the Present (NAHP) is an educational website that seeks to have American students be able to imagine and realize what the effects of a nuclear weapon are/were/would be on people. NAHP is the result of over six years of small-group collaborations between students, atomic bombing survivors, citizens, NGOs, librarians, audio-visual technicians, professors, and universities around the world. 

In this talk, Aleksandr Sklyar highlights the post-production work that followed the original filming of the video interviews with atomic bombing survivors in Nagasaki in summer 2010. This talk will be of interest to students and faculty conceiving public digital scholarship projects. It will give you a chance to reflect and prepare for the steps involved in preparing a final product after you have completed the collection of raw audiovisual material.

Aleksandr Sklyar is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Alex is also one of the creators of NAHP. Alex’s doctoral work looks at family decisions following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. He writes about food, home, material and social pollution, everyday nuclear worlds, and the permeation of the abnormal into the everyday.

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