Terpsichore

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) content means “the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith”. Although, ICH content, especially traditional folklore performing arts, is commonly deemed worthy of preservation by UNESCO (Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH) and the EU […]

Transforming Intangible Folkloric Performing Arts into Tangible Choreographic Digital Objects: The Terpsichore Approach

Abstract: Intangible Cultural Heritage is a mainspring of cultural diversity and as such it should be a focal point in cultural heritage preservation and safeguarding endeavours. Nevertheless, although significant progress has been made in digitization technology as regards tangible cultural assets and especially in the area of 3D reconstruction, the […]

Arteria – A Regional Cultural Mapping Project in Portugal

This paper discusses the relation between cultural mapping and participatory community cultural mapping, proposing the integration of a mobile device application (app) in the cultural mapping process of the Arteria project. This application aims to expand the notion of cultural appropriation by exploring how citizens can make crucial contributions to […]

ʔeləw̓ k ̓ʷ — Belongings: A Tangible Interface for Intangible Cultural Heritage

ʔeləw̓ k̓ʷ — Belongings is an interactive tabletop using a tangible user interface to explore intangible cultural heritage. The table was designed for the c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city exhibition. This exhibition is a partnership of three major institutions in Vancouver, BC, exploring the significant ancient village site on […]

Dancing the Mask, Potlatching the Exhibition: Performing Art and Culture in a Global Museum World

Impelled by globalization and decolonization, many museums today seek to position themselves within a global frame of reference which is more genuinely inclusive than was the modernist construct of the “universal” museum. Yet in their renewed encounters with the world, museums are also being challenged to recognize the particularity – […]

From vivid to virtual memory: The Philippine epics and ballads multimedia archive

Introduction (from page 127) I shall address you as a linguist-anthropologist working in the Philippines, where I first arrived in October 1969. I follow the teachings of A-G. Haudricourt, G. Condominas, and J.M.C. Thomas and L. Bouquiaux in this approach in anthropological linguistics. I am familiar with epic chanting and […]

International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

ICHCAP’s main role is to strengthen ‘Information and Networking’ in the framework of the 2003 UNESCO Convention. In light of this, we support activities directed toward the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage among the 48 Member States of the Asia-Pacific region with a primary function of disseminating information and building […]

Information & Networking for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) may not be palpable, yet it is broad reaching while spanning cultures and has been handed down throughout the history of humankind. It is also the living heritage that represents diverse cultural expressions and has been the mainspring of community identity and community spirit throughout humanity. […]

Serious Games design: reflections from an experience in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage education

[Pre-print version] This paper tackles the issue of Serious Games design by drawing on the experience conducted in the framework of the i-Treasures project, which deals with the preservation and transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). In i-Treasures a collection of Serious Games has been developed addressing four relevant ICH […]