The Enduring Voices Project’s Talking Dictionaries

Introduction For years the Enduring Voices team has helped communities around the world to preserve their culture by preserving their language. A key element to that has been recording individual speakers and cataloguing translations of their various words and phrases. Many of those collections have then been made accessible to […]

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Talking Dictionaries

Introduction: The Enduring Voices Project’s Talking Dictionaries For years the Enduring Voices team has helped communities around the world to preserve their culture by preserving their language. A key element to that has been recording individual speakers and cataloguing translations of their various words and phrases. Many of those collections […]

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Accelerating Development Using the Web: Empowering Poor & Marginalized Populations

The World Wide Web Foundation is proud to announce the publication of Accelerating Development Using the Web: Empowering Poor and Marginalized Populations. Generously supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the book is a compendium of articles by recognized experts describing the real and potential effects of the World Wide Web in […]

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What are you doing for World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development?

May 21, 2012: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Cultural diversity is crucial for development The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2002 and celebrated on 21 May, provides an opportunity for mobilization on the part […]

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ICTS for Intercultural Dialogue: An Overview of UNESCO’s Indigenous Communication Project

Abstract Using ICTs to preserve and revitalize Indigenous cultures and to promote intercultural dialogue is the aim of UNESCO’s ICT4ID Project. Five pilot projects were conducted in 2004-2005 in Africa and South America to train Indigenous people in ICTs, support production of local content and assist in its distribution. Three […]

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Blacktracker: GPS-based Smartphone app for Indigenous Heritage

In February 2012, 35 youth from regional Australia set out to improve regional Australia for young people at the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra. Nine groups were formed, with the aim to have a specific issue addressed. The Indigenous Heritage and Education group members are Lance Ashley from Hodgson […]

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Blacktracker

Blacktracker: GPS-based Smartphone app for Indigenous Heritage Have you ever wondered about the traditional owners of the land you’re on? And not known where to find out about their cultures and traditions? As the ‘Indigenous Heritage and Education’ working group at the Heywire Regional Youth Summit, our aim was to create […]

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Dreamcatcher Informatics: Information Technology to Support Indigenous Peoples

This post is about a project that hasn’t quite finished incubating, but looks very interesting from the perspective of community memory, cultural mapping, and land use consultation. What follows is cobbled together from different sources… The Dreamcatcher Informatics project In 2009-2010, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport recommended […]

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Dreamcatcher Informatics

The Dreamcatcher Informatics project In 2009-2010, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport recommended the Dreamcatcher Informatics project (under the auspices of the Department of Environment and Resources Studies at the University of Waterloo) for funding under the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund – a $50,000 grant. Here is the […]

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Lokavidya goes virtual? Indigenous knowledge in the Gatesian Age

Abstract This paper attempts to address the issue of virtualizability of lokavidya. Lokavidya has been conceptualized as the vidya (value-laden knowledge) possessed by the farmers, artisans, women and tribal societies the world over and as being inseparable from their world-view and value system. Lokavidya has also been described as inherently […]

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UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage YouTube playlists 2008-2012

Note: 2012 playlist added on December 8, 2012 Below are five playlists from UNESCO’s YouTube account. Each playlist includes a selection of Intangible Cultural Heritage videos from around the world. Grab a cup of tea, play hooky, and enjoy! Intangible Cultural Heritage 2012 Intangible Cultural Heritage 2011 Intangible Cultural Heritage […]

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The Social Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Australian Indigenous Cultural Preservation Efforts

This video documentary and the accompanying paper were created by Daniel C. Hottle in fulfillment of requirements for his Masters degree in Digital Storytelling from Ball State University. From the BSU Digital Storytelling website: “This action research study examines the roles emerging digital technologies play in the cultural preservation efforts […]

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