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A presentation of the Multimedia Laboratories activity in the INTERREG IIIB MEDOCC Medins project, for the eChallenges conference in Istanbul, October 21, 2009

A presentation of the Multimedia Laboratories activity in the INTERREG IIIB MEDOCC Medins project, for the eChallenges conference in Istanbul, October 21, 2009

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  • MMMedins: Multimedia Laboratories for Intangible Cultural Heritage Jesse Marsh, Atelier Studio Associato Roberto Albergoni, Herimed Association Natale Giordano, COPPEM Francesco Passantino, iTeam5.net
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)
    • “ Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) – or living heritage – is the mainspring of our cultural diversity and its maintenance a guarantee for continuing creativity .
    • “ Many elements of the ICH are endangered , due to effects of globalization, uniformization policies, and lack of means , appreciation and understanding which – taken together – may lead to the erosion of functions and values of such elements and to lack of interest among the younger generations.”
    • UNESCO Convention on ICH, 2003
  • The MEDINS Project
    • “ Identity is Future, the Mediterranean Intangible Space”
    • INTERREG III B MEDOCC Programme
    • € 1.398.450 Budget, 29 months: 04/2006 – 09/2008
    • 11 Partners in 5 Member States, 8 Partners from 5 MEDA Countries
    • Objectives:
      • Catalogue ICH with a common approach eg Sicilian REI
      • Promote through local and international seminars, publications and web site
      • Valorize ICH through pilot projects, multimedia and a final event
      • Construct a network of MEDINS regions
  • Cataloguing Systems Handicraft Social Institutions Living Human Treasures Traditional craftsmanship Traditional Medicine Gastronomy Expressions Knowledge and practices re nature and the universe Popular Games & Sports Ritual Places Rituals and festive events Festivities Scenic Expression Knowledge Social Practices Music and Sound Oral Tradition Celebrations Performing Arts Murcia Region Sicilian REI “Books” UNESCO Domains
  • Multimedia Laboratories
    • Cultural and artistic expression
      • Documentation and recording of the immaterial
      • Contamination between fragments of different cultures
      • Production of new immaterial culture
    • Technological experimentation
      • New media to represent culture
      • New systems for cataloguing-searching
      • New tools for editing and distribution
    • Validation of the REI system
      • Operational experimentation of the catalogue
      • Interaction with the “Semantic Framework” activity
  • Laboratory Network
  • Experimentation of Web 2.0 tools
  • Experimentation of Web 2.0 tools
  • Multimedia Jam - 19-21.05.2008
  • Virtual Museum Concept
      • “ The ICH is traditional and living at the same time. The depository of this heritage is the human mind , the human body being the main instrument for its enactment, or – literally – embodiment. The knowledge and skills are often shared within a community , and manifestations of ICH often are performed collectively .” UNESCO
    • Make ICH-related resources of different cultures available to educational systems in the Med space and globally
    • Provide resources supporting a broad range of local development strategies that valorise Mediterranean cultures while respecting the survival of communities
    • Generate a framework for the sustainability of the common tools and resources after project completion, within the context of the HERIMED network
  • Common Format
  • Semantic Framework
  • Distributed Multimedia Content
  • XML Interoperability
    • <title> Sfincia di San Giuseppe </title>
    • <lat> 38.09235 </lat>
    • <lng> 13.50571 </lng>
    • <language> English </language>
    • <description>
    • <p> The Sfincia di San Giuseppe, or sfincia (from the Latin spongia,
    • and topped with orange peels and crushed pistachios. </p>
    • </description>
    • <tag> sfincia, san giuseppe, father's day, sugar, ricotta </tag>
    • <localisation> Bagheria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy </localisation>
    • <definition> Ricotta-filled pastry </definition>
    • <local_definition> Sfincia di San Giuseppe </local_definition>
    • <qualification> Linked to religious event </qualification>
    • <occasion_type> Religious occasion </occasion_type>
    • <occasion_name> Feast of San Giuseppe </occasion_name>
    • <periodicity> yearly </periodicity>
    • <per_start> March 19 </per_start>
    • <per_end> March 19 </per_end>
  • Trans-Med Prototype
  • Multimedia Night at Palazzo Cutò
  • Dialogue Night
  • Policy Toolset HERIMED TRANSFORMER DIALOGUE NIGHT SICILIAN REI INTEGRATED ICH POLICY POLITICAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIAL UNESCO CONVENTION REGIONAL CATALOGUES PALAZZO CUTO’ COMMUNITY WALK
  • Conclusions
    • ICT can play an important role in the promotion and preservation of ICH
    • Public institutions responsible for ICH need to open up to the new role of Web 2.0 technologies
    • Since ICH is defined by local communities, participatory strategies are necessary for any “virtual museum” approach
    • Policies for the UNESCO Convention require multiple tools covering ICH’s political, scientific and social dimensions
    • ICH needs to be put on the agenda for future ICT research areas such as semantic web, augmented reality, storytelling, etc.
    • Thank You…
        • Jesse Marsh, jesse@atelier.it
        • Roberto Albergoni, r.albergoni@herimed.org
        • Natale Giordano, ngiordano@coppem.net
        • Francesco Passantino, francesco@iTeam5.net