Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1109/VSMM.2010.5665936
Title: Cultural heritage in the age of real time media: Developing the living avatars network
Authors: Kera, D. 
Graham, C.
Keywords: Cultural heritage
Identity
Oral histories
Real-time video
Singapore
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Kera, D.,Graham, C. (2010). Cultural heritage in the age of real time media: Developing the living avatars network. 2010 16th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2010 : 349-352. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/VSMM.2010.5665936
Abstract: Cultural heritage in Singapore is a contested zone in which various interests, starting with tourism marketing campaigns and ending with identity building of a multicultural society, compete over the function and the definition of the collective and personal past. How to preserve memories and experiences in a city that is changing rapidly and how to reflect upon the changes? How to negotiate between the disappearing and forgotten past and the omnipresent future in Singapore? With a team of five students we conducted a series of design experiments and probes to discover novel ways for motivating people to take a heritage walk which can engage both locals and nonlocals into experiencing Singapore and its ethnic and cultural diversity. In our working prototype "Living Avatars Network" we evaluated a design idea of a real-time interface for outsourcing experiences as an incentive for a special type of walk which connects not only the past with the present but also serves as a platform for intercultural and intergenerational dialogue. Singapore is an ideal place to test such interactions between the emerging technologies and the disappearing traditions. In our project we designed a novel form of "practicing" and reliving cultural heritage in the age of ubiquitous and real time technologies that bring very different temporalities into play. ©2010 IEEE.
Source Title: 2010 16th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2010
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52060
ISBN: 9781424490264
DOI: 10.1109/VSMM.2010.5665936
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