Collaborative research and methodological decolonization with video cameras

Note: I am thankful to have received an email from Dr. Juan Carlos Sandoval today letting me know about this recently published paper. I look forward to learning about more of his research! Cheers, Mark This article reports the development of a collaborative research through the use of a participatory […]

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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 […]

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Using Modern Technologies to Capture and Share Indigenous Astronomical Knowledge

Indigenous Knowledge is important for Indigenous communities across the globe and for the advancement of our general scientific knowledge. In particular, Indigenous astronomical knowledge integrates many aspects of Indigenous Knowledge, including seasonal calendars, navigation, food economics, law, ceremony, and social structure. We aim to develop innovative ways of capturing, managing, […]

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Open-domain Interaction and Online Content in the Sami Language

This paper presents data collection and collaborative community events organised within the DigiSami project concerning the North Sami language. The DigiSami project is one of the collaboration initiatives on endangered Finno-Ugric languages, supported by the larger framework between the Academy of Finland and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The goal […]

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Poverty and Digital Inclusion: Preliminary Findings of Finding a Voice

NOTE: the Finding a Voice project (2006-08) was a collaboration between Queensland University of Technology, University of Adelaide, Swinburne University, UNESCO and UNDP. This paper presents preliminary findings from a multi-sited qualitative study of poverty and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in India, Indonesia Sri Lanka and Nepal. It draws […]

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Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal

This portal is a gateway to the cultural materials of Plateau peoples that are held in Washington State University’s Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC), the Museum of Anthropology and by national donors. The collections represented here have been chosen and curated by tribal consultants working in cooperation with […]

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IndigiLINK Network

IndigiLINK is for professional social networking and collaboration for those working in the field of Indigenous research and policy. We welcome people working on Indigenous issues in a variety of capacities, including professionals, scholars, researchers, policy makers, Indigenous community leaders, Elders, Indigenous community members, advocates, service providers, and students. What […]

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Chuck a Copyright on It: Dilemmas of Digital Return and the Possibilities for Traditional Knowledge Licenses and Labels

Abstract: This article focuses on the creation of an innovate network of licenses and labels delivered through an accessible, educational, and informative digital platform aimed specifically at the complex intellectual property needs of Indigenous peoples, communities, and collectives wishing to manage, maintain, and preserve their digital cultural heritage. The Traditional […]

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A Participatory Approach to Define User Requirements of a Platform for Intangible Cultural Heritage Education

In the last years the protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage has become a key issue of European cultural policy and this applies not only to tangible artefacts (monuments, sites, etc.), but also to intangible cultural expressions. The i-Treasures project focuses on some Intangible Cultural Heritages (ICH) and investigates whether […]

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Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning (SPiLL)

The Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning SPiLL was established in 2007 to support and research the interagency and interdisciplinary relationships that enable effective learning in different disciplines, workplaces and training sites. SPiL is based at the Charles Darwin University. SPiLL’s research seeks to understand and enhance the ways […]

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Archiving Web Resources International Conference: Issues for Cultural Heritage Organisations

In November 2004, the National Library of Australia hosted the Archiving Web Resources International Conference. Over 200 delegates from 21 countries, representing libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and government agencies, gathered to hear papers and to discuss the issues for cultural heritage organisations. Despite the daunting scale of the task ahead, […]

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Bellanet Alliance

The Bellanet Alliance is an international network of organizations working to foster global and regional collaboration through a more effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and Knowledge Sharing practices. Operating as an independent and self-sustained alliance of social entrepreneurs in four well established regions of the world, Bellanet […]

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BOSCO Uganda (Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach)

BOSCO-Uganda is helping put an end to isolation caused by war. BOSCO-Uganda is providing an innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution to foster social and economical development and peace building in rural communities of northern Uganda. BOSCO is using a collaborative, web-based ICT training approach encouraging communication and collaboration […]

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InSTEDD

At InSTEDD we envision a world where communities everywhere design and use technology to continuously improve their health, safety and development. Founded in 2006 from the TED Prize, and based in California’s Silicon Valley, InSTEDD now operates around the world to implement our vision. With startup funding from Google.org and […]

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International Network for Post Graduate Students in ICT4D (IPID)

The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) is a network of postgraduate students doing research in ICT4D. IPID operates through inter alia support to doctoral as well as master students and increased visibility at international conferences. The network is administered by the School of Business […]

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iConnect-Online: Applying knowledge to development

iConnect-Online is an initiative of the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and serves as a collaboration platform on the practice and implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in sustainable development. iConnect draws content from IICD and its partners, linking resources and expertise. iConnect-Online includes locally produced articles, […]

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MetaMouse

MetaMouse is a freely available, University of California developed software tool that easily allows schools to increase the utility of their computers up to five times. MetaMouse allows existing single-player educational games and other software to be shared by multiple users in a collaborative manner. With MetaMouse, students can plug […]

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Boundaries and accountabilities in computer-assisted ethnobotany

Designing software alongside ethnobotanists, and Indigenous owners and practitioners of traditional knowledge brings to light a range of issues which expose some of the assumptions underlying both western ethnobotany, and software design. Collaborating over the development of software to facilitate the use of digital objects in knowledge work, issues of […]

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Designing Digital Knowledge Management Tools with Aboriginal Australians

The paper describes an approach to digital design grounded in processes of Indigenous collective memory making. We claim the research should be understood as performative knowledge making, and accounting it should also be performative. Accordingly we present four texts generated in the course of our research as an exhibit. They […]

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Digital Cultural Communication: Enabling new media and co­creation in South­East Asia

Abstract Digital Cultural Communication (DCC) is a new field of research and design which seeks to build a co­creative relationship between the cultural institution and the community by using new media to produce audience­focused cultural interactive experiences (Russo and Watkins 2005). By situating the development of cultural communities within DCC, […]

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