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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 […]

Participatory storytelling to recapture countryside

October 21, 2007

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I had two main reasons for my visit to the UK; sustainability education; and to talk about our development of models of participatory interactive storytelling.  Totally unexpectedly (well perhaps not to me!), these two came together when I had a long talk with Beth Davidson from the Mapping the Necklace project at the DoTT07 Festival. […]