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|Title:||Cultural heritage in the age of real time media: Developing the living avatars network|
|Authors:||Kera, D. |
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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