e-Culture Working Group
 Chairman :  Faridah Noor Mohd [ faridahn@um.edu.my ]
 Members :  
 Objectives :

e-Culture is an interdisciplinary collaboration which covers contemporary politics, economics, social issues and culture. Of course, eCulture should be connected to other APAN contents. eCulture workshop brings together participants from academy, industry and government to learn and to discuss about eCulture activities in the APAN countries.

 Target Audience :  e-learning, Museum, Digital archive, Educators, Librarians, Anthropologists, Historians etc.
 Expected Number of Participants :  40
 Agenda :


9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.
Chair: Faridah Noor Mohd. Noor, Chair of eCulture WG

#1-1. E-Culture is Not Just Digitizing: Experience of National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan   Slides

Speaker : James Quo-Ping Lin, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Secretary-General, Chinese Association of Museums, Vice-President, MCN-Taiwan (REMOTE)

Abstract :
The full context of E-culture usually begins with digitizing artifacts. However, digitizing is definitely not the whole story. While museums are still overwhelmed by various digitizing technologies, we must understand that those works after digitizing are even more important than digitizing itself and are worth paying much more attention from the very beginning. Being the prize winner of several international museum competitions on digital products, the National Palace Museum (NPM) in Taipei, Taiwan has so much experience to share with museum colleagues world-wide in terms of the possibilities and challenges of using the digital assets in a broad sense. In this presentation, the speaker will showcase many possible ways of utilizing the digital assets and will focus on various managerial and operational issues after digitizing which includes all the processes, know-how, and business models have been set up for managing and operating the digital products derived from digital image files and other digital assets that were acquired from all digitizing endeavors since year 2000.

#1-2. Showcase of WANITA: Analysis of problems encountered in the process of archiving Malaysia's premier women magazine   Slides

Speaker: Zainurul Rahman, School of Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia (REMOTE)

Abstract :
In Malaysia, as in some other countries, popular women's magazines were born under the governance of the country's main newspaper corporation. As product of mass circulation, WANITA, Malaysia's premier women magazine was an affordable source of knowledge and entertainment, insofar as it preceded radio and television in many Malaysian homes in 1960's. WANITA became an ubiquitous ephemeral artefact, that not only constantly brought a wide range of issues about women to a broad population, but also played a central part in everyday life, stimulating the cultural and social flow of the nation's identity. WANITA acted as the catalyst in representing the voice of Malaysian women since the years following the formation of Malaysia till the present days. WANITA magazine can provide significant visual evidences, scenarios and narratives about past Malaysian women lifestyle, culture, social and fashion since it first published in August 1969. Few studies on Southeast Asian women's magazines have highlighted the significant lack of documentation and preservation of women's magazines in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia. This paper will examine the problems and challenges faced by the researcher in the process of documenting and archiving WANITA digitally. It will also include discussions about the advantages and methods in preserving WANITA in print as a mandatory step before being archived into the e-culture community databases.


Chair: Faridah Noor Mohd. Noor , Chair, eCulture WG

#2-1. Asian Cultural Ring

Speaker: Dae Young KIM, Chungnam National University - Korea

Abstract: There has been an initiative of the Cultural Ring in Barcelona, Spain. The Latin Cultural Ring was formed in 2010. This talk highlights a corresponding effort to establish an Asian Cultural Ring and possible interworking activities with two other Cultural Rings.

#2-2. Collaboration and Showcase of Cyber Performance   Slides

Speaker: Zulkifli bin Mohamad, PhD., Arts Exchange in Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Fulbright Scholar, UCRiverside/UCLA (REMOTE)

Abstract: This presentation will focus on the cultural differences and understanding needed when collaborating a cyber performance. Interestingly, people are open to idea on performing over cyber despite the effort required in preparing for a performance, both mentally and physically. This presentation will include the rehearsal and clips of the KL Fringe Festival with Aida Redza in Penang and rehearsal process with Asian American choreographer in NY.

#2-3. Facilitating a cyber-performance with Multiple Countries over Future Internet   Slides

Speaker: Jeffrey Campbell, culture360.org (REMOTE)

Abstract: Cyber-performance in real-time, via high definition video broadband transmission, is a new and exciting medium for cultural exchange. culture360.org's mandate is to connect arts and cultural communities across Asia and Europe. What is required to facilitate such connections via the future internet?

SESSION 3: E-Culture Meeting Session

#3-1. Chronicling eCulture WG and Charting Future Activities and Publication   Slides

Speaker: Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, University of Malaya, MALAYSIA

Abstract: This presentation is in part a report on the past eCulture sessions as well as a proposal to chart the path of the eCulture Working Group (WG) for the next two years. Since it was first rectified in 2006, the founding Chair Prof Kameoka and Prof Sato as the Chair in succession have diligently promoted cross-discipline participation. In these past five years this WG has accumulated reports of on-going projects and activities on topics such as food culture, digital archive of historical and cultural artefacts, traditional and pop culture. It is proposed that we discuss how best to strategize and gather our resources to sustain the momentum of this WG. As mentioned in the last meeting in Hanoi, due to the fact that eCulture is still a novice discipline, we lack publication in this area to promote our participation. Publication will need to take into account that we deal with videos, digital images and sound in our eCulture projects. How best do we publish these reports in a world of academia that demands ISI publications? It is hoped that the discussion that follows this presentation will also look at possible global cooperation to promote eCulture activities.

 Remarks :  Video Conference System

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