Culturemondo Presentation A Castellanos

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Culturemondo Presentation A Castellanos

  1. 4. <ul><li>A GIS Data Base about arts and culture in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Worked through a network </li></ul><ul><li>Over 83,000 items registred </li></ul><ul><li>Published Atlas, surveys, documentation center, etc. </li></ul>
  2. 5. New version <ul><li>More interaction with users </li></ul><ul><li>Atracting wider audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Furhter developing network structure </li></ul>
  3. 8. <ul><li>Culture is complex and value-laden </li></ul><ul><li>Problem of boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>The broader the definition, the harder it is to make it operational for measuring purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Need for comparativeness </li></ul><ul><li>Some things can be measured but not all, and there are limits to what you can interpret from what you measure </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to measure production and consumption of cultural goods and services than their impacts </li></ul>
  4. 9. <ul><li>Data is produced... but fragmentarily, inconsistently and uncoordinated </li></ul><ul><li>Need for data mediators that express informed opinions about quality and applicability of data </li></ul><ul><li>The work of an observatory does not necessarily end with gathering and disseminating information </li></ul><ul><li>The interest of the observatory lies more in policy than in simple understanding </li></ul>

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