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TikiTouring around the capstone

May 30, 2012


(update: here are the pictures from the launch). In a first for Maori tourism a free Maori visitor app to the lower South Island is being launched this Friday. KUMA, (Te Kupeka Umaka Māori ki Araiteuru) the Māori business network for the lower South Island is launching a free app linked to the recent project […]

Simpa retrospective slide show

June 1, 2010


Here’s our Simpa talk from Museums and the Web: The full text is here:

Educational Innovation Award for SimPā

July 19, 2009


Last week we presented a review of SimPā at NACCQ.     We we thrilled to be given the Award for Educational Innovation. Here’s the presentation and the paper itself.   Abstract The SimPā project is a multiyear collaborative project that aimed to convey and strengthen Māori culture, tikaka and knowledge using innovative and cutting edge technology. In […]

The SimPa story in words

June 11, 2009


Looking back (and forward!), SimPa is quite different to how we first conceived it. Despite these differences,  or perhaps because of them, it has far exceeded our expectations.  Here’s the first stab at the words to follow the SimPa pictures (these are my personal thoughts, Tori is doing the same, tomorrow they join forces to become […]

The SimPa story in pictures

June 11, 2009


SimPa is our project working with Maori communities to build capacity in digital content to benefit the culture.  Close to the end of the funding from the Digital Strategy,  we’re awash in reports and milestones. Amidst all the words, we’ve spent time this week developing a visual comparison of where we thought the project would […]

SimPa does the festival

September 18, 2008


We’ve been SimPa-ing at the Otago Maori and Pacific Island festival today.  What an amazing event, hundreds, perhaps thousands of kids performing and enjoying a wonderful celebration of diverse cultures.   Kids from several of the runaka groups Tori and Amber have been working with were performing.   These are from the combined Peninsula schools.  […]

Footprints and longfins

September 9, 2008


Last night we went to a talk by Metiria Turei about the dramatic collapse in New Zealand’s endemic eel population,  the longfin in particular.    Metiria showed an outstanding film by students from the   Science and Natural History filmmaking programme of the the Centre for Science Communication.    Lindsay Davidson and Melissa Salpietra’s Longfin (mp4 24mins) is a […]