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Steam’s up for the Prime Minister

September 16, 2008


Well that was an interesting afternoon.     We’ve been to the opening of the Emperor’s Dragons at the Otago Museum.  Then, after nearly 90 minutes of speeches (being translated three ways), Phil and I dashed to the Dunedin Gas Works Museum for for another  function.  The reason for the busyness was the Prime Minister. […]

Heritage wayfaring

November 26, 2007


Did I mention that I take pictures of signs? Yes, I believe I did. As part of the Dunedin heritage project we’re looking at a permanent record of the city heritage. So, in my travels I’ve been looking at heritage wayfaring. Here’s the Flickr set. The trick now is going to be to integrate the […]

Te Reo o Otakou: telling stories, building capabilities, connecting people and landscapes

November 23, 2007


There are a thousand stories to tell of the ancestors’ exploits. Stories of romance and battles, exploration and betrayal, adventure and sadness… We are aware that, over the years, many ancestors have left the kaik’, the local village, and now thousands of our relations are spread all over the world unable to return when they […]

Streaming Kaikorai plans

November 19, 2007


Dr Simon McMillian is a science teacher at Kaikorai College in Dunedin. We have worked with him previously when he had a Royal Society Fellowship to work on community-based environmental management around the Kaikorai Stream. One of my project groups helped him establish teaching resources based around the installation of a real-time monitoring station in […]

SimPa connecting stories and landscape

November 12, 2007


One of the exciting things about the SimPa project is that we don’t really know where it is headed. We’re working with various Kai Tahu runaka to help them retell their stories in different media, primarily in a 3D game environment. We have no preconceptions about the stories or the forms they might take. As […]

Delicate bridges

October 31, 2007


In the last session of ICHIM07 David and Jennifer introduced a video of Makkuni Ranjit’s work Eternal Gandhi. Tactile computers become traditional interfaces – the acts are not of mice and screens but of turning a prayer wheel, chanting in groups and weaving quilts. There was a strong sustainability message. Ghandi organised villages into sustainable […]

Transformation in a spiky world

October 30, 2007


Kati Geber from Services Canada and organiser David Bearman from Archives & Museum Informatics presented a framework for considering transformations within social memory organisations. There is a full paper, here are my notes, some quotes and my thoughts. Kati and David asked six experts (Shneiderman etc) to rate the potential impact of 25 technology developments. […]