Liberact V | 2019

People at a presentation of data visualization in the Immersion Theater

Thank you for joining the Liberact V Conference!

What's Liberact V? Liberact V was a free, two day participatory conference that focuses on the interaction of users and technology in libraries and museums including immersive environments, large scale visualization, and interactive/gesture based computing.

The North Carolina State University Libraries was pleased to host the 5th Liberact (Libraries & Interactive Technologies) conference at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh, North Carolina on November 14th and 15th, 2019. Liberact offered practitioners and researchers involved in immersive and large-scale visual technologies the chance to meet, build community, and gain inspiration for collaboratively advancing this area of study and scholarly production.

The conference included a choice of hands-on workshops:

  • Sketching in Spaces: Low-Tech Prototyping for High-Tech Projects
    facilitated by Brett Renfer, Creative Director at BLUECADET
  • Engagement First: What We Can Learn from Museum Experiences of the Future
    facilitated by Christina Latina and Whitney Rutter of LOCAL PROJECTS

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Liberact is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.

Liberact V Planning Committee: Micah Vandegrift, Mildred Nicaragua, Walt Gurley, Shelby Hallman, Jason Evans Groth, Adam Rogers, Julia Reynolds

Previous Liberact Conferences

Liberact I: February 28–March 1, 2013, hosted by the Harvard Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Liberact II: March 11–12, 2014, hosted by University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Liberact III: September 17–18, 2015, hosted by NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina

Liberact IV: October 31–November 1, 2016, hosted by Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia


The header artwork is from Community Gardens by Lucas Swick.