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SimPa graphic

October 27, 2007

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Quite a number have asked for a copy of the graphical overview of the SimPa process (briefly shown in my and Khyla’s paper). So here it is. In a series of layers it describes tells several stories: the story of Huriawa pa; the telling of the story of Huriawa pa; it tells the story of […]

Community of heritage practice (if you’re a government employee)

October 27, 2007

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Alan Bentley argues there is a need… to think more holistically about technology as not only a set of digital capacities inside heritage organizations, but also as a new and more participative process of how heritage organizations should work in a digital society. But it seems to me that they are struggling to look beyond […]

Viewing the “view zone” breaks down virtual barriers

October 26, 2007

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Laura Pecchioli and Fawzi Mohamed have a good approach to overcoming the dual problems of integration of context information into virtual worlds and the connection of those virtual worlds to the real one. They have developed a system, ArchApp that links context information to 3d environments by means of a view zone. In their prototype […]

User generated game increases awareness of spatial environments

October 26, 2007

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A demonstration stood out for me this morning at ICHIM. Hide’n’seek is a simple idea to increase engagement with user generated trails (www.hidenseek.us/). Each game becomes a weaving of memories based on experiences, clues, questions, challenges, and pictures that can allow a heightened awareness of space This gives: placed based knowledge without maps Thierry and […]

A diaspora of objects from the Yukon

October 25, 2007

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Complementing our paper is Sarah Charlie, Ed Krahn‘s paper Searching For Our Heritage. This, they describe as a work in progress – that started in 1987 and will probably never be finished. In short, they are working to identify Yukon artifacts scattered in museums around the world- a different sort of diaspora! A big part […]

Digital information making history first person singular

October 25, 2007

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Ian Wilson is the Librarian and Archivist of Canada. His talk is “To hold infinity in the palm of your hand” (from William Blake). The talk is about the opportunity and challenges of internet and search engine (eg google). The challenge is primarily one of stewardship and the relationship with business models. He says that […]

Three days of digital culture and heritage

October 25, 2007

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We’re at ICHIM07 the international cultural heritage informatics meeting. The theme is Digital Culture and Heritage – Khlya and I are presenting our Simpa work this afternoon: Worlds colliding: Participatory storytelling and indigenous culture in building interactive games.The opening session is a tribute to someone I didn’t know, but has obviously had a big impact […]