Culture Seen, Culture Experienced and Culture Rediscovered

Mac an Airchinnigh, Mícheál and Tonta, Yaşar and Ünal, Yurdagül Culture Seen, Culture Experienced and Culture Rediscovered., 2010 . In DDRHA 2010, Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts Conference, Belfast (Ireland), 7-9 September 2009. (In Press) [Conference paper]


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In this paper we present an account of the (digitized/digital) “culture seen” and the “culture experienced”. For each cultural artefact, digitized and brought online, we assume both 1) a formal description (using OWL-DL for example) and 2) a folksonomical description (short text with keywords) will be provided. We anticipate said descriptions to be accommodated within the CIDOC-CRM ISO Standard and expect compatible re-alignments with respect to the Getty Vocabularies. We address the basic research question: how can we re-connect with our cultural roots through what we see on the digital screen and integrate it with our (shared) lived culture today in 2009? A second subsidiary question arises: how can we engage with the culture of another, especially where inter-cultural conflict has historic roots? One resolution is to play “the digital re-discovery of culture (DrDC) game of inquiry” based on the saw “By indirections, find direction out”. A key aspect of such resolution crucially depends on the notion of (digital) access. We choose three examples: (a) 2 paintings from two different Art Galleries in Bulgaria, (b) 2 sculptures from the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey, and (c) 2 contrasting murals from Belfast, Northern Ireland. A new DrDC game is presented.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Backstory, culture, “game of inquiry”, keyimage, ontology
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IH. Image systems.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: prof. yasar tonta
Date deposited: 18 Nov 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17


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