Preserving our past with toys of the future

Muqeem Khan, Penny De Byl*

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Abstract

This paper presents the initial outcomes of a key scoping study undertaken to explore the role of augmented reality and motion detecting technologies in the context of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for museums related environments. Initial prototypes are in the form of an interactive infrared camera based application for children to engage with an Aboriginal puppet. This scoping study is unique, as it tries to combine two extremes: the curation of historical intangible artifacts and their preservation through digital intervention. Heritage related intangible content is always restricted because of its non-physical nature and can never be fully embed in an environment like museums and related exhibitions. This paper explores alternative opportunities for knowledge transfer of ICH content that manifest with playfulness in order to elicit a deeper understanding of such intangible cultural artifacts. This study is complementary to multiple disciplines including heritage preservation, museum technologies and emerging interaction design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2011 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationChanging demands, changing directions
EditorsG. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown, B. Cleland
Place of PublicationTasmania
PublisherUniversity of Tasmania
Pages718-728
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781862956445
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011: Changing demands, changing directions - Hobart, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20117 Dec 2011
http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/hobart11/proceedings.php

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2011
CountryAustralia
CityHobart, TAS
Period4/12/117/12/11
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    Khan, M., & De Byl, P. (2011). Preserving our past with toys of the future. In G. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown, & B. Cleland (Eds.), ASCILITE 2011 Proceedings : Changing demands, changing directions (pp. 718-728). University of Tasmania. http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/hobart11/downloads/ProceedingsV3.pdf