- Sharing information about new technologies to visualize a cultural phenomenon spatially and/or chronologically, e.g. GIS applications
- Sharing Experiences; providing case studies which use the above-mentioned technologies
- Communication with other members about e-resources (systems) scattered among member countries, and about aggregation methods including interoperability and meta-data, etc
- Encouraging academics in Humanities and Social Sciences to make proposals for taking full advantage of ICT
- Information Sharing about the social changes in member countries along with the development of network infrastructure; e.g. Sub-Culture peculiar on the Net
- Discussions on the impact of globalization and localization
- Exploring the possibility of cultural database in Asia-Pacific region
|Target Audience||Researchers, linguists, media and cultural heritage practitioners, ICT experts, and supporters of culture
|No. of Participants||20|
|Seating Arrangement||U Shape|
|Time:||09:00 - 10:30|
|Location:||Meeting Room 8|
|1. ||Employing Power BI for Teacher Training in Polonnaruwa Teacher Training College in Sri Lanka - (PDF)|
The teacher is the person who is considered as the core of any educational system. Therefore, training of teaching student is an essential part of any education system. Therefore a comprehensive Information Technology education should be an essential part of teacher student training curriculum and forms an essential part of all educational aspects. There are various IT facilities that we can use in educational developments to enhance education. In such cases we have to review those facilities statistically. But in which way we can statistically review such facilities? With Microsoft Power BI we use such dashboard to analysis & statistically review how Information Technology facilities are working in Educational field. For this case study, I have selected Polonnaruwa teachers’ training college, one of leading primary teacher training facilities in Sri Lanka, to show how Microsoft Power BI dashboard reviews Information Technology facility data.
|2. ||Infographics for Digitizing the Design Cultures of the World - (PDF)|
This paper aims to look at how infographics are employed by Malaysian students to present the design cultures of the world. Infographics or information graphics are illustrations that use graphic elements to present information in a visually striking way (Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, 2017). Data and information that are presented in infographics can improve cognition as graphics are utilized to enhance the ability of human visual system to see the patterns and trends quickly and clearly. Under the project entitled ‘Design Cities of the World’, students were required to choose the best city for designers and design students to live in. They were also required to incorporate the cultural and design elements of each city and capture these elements in their artwork. This graphic design project was part of the ‘Graphic Illustration’ course attended by 85 2nd year Graphic Design Communication students from the School of The Arts, USM. Two types of design software, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, were used to produce each infographic. Student-produced infographics were presented in a variety of formats - posters and graphic design artworks (pamphlets, bookmarks, postcards, paper-based games) and several students created a website based on the chosen design city. To wrap-up the ‘Design Cities of the World’ project, a one-day exhibition was organized to share the design cultures with the faculty members and the public.
|3. ||E-kampung: Documenting the disappearing Kampungs of Penang|
In the process of developing Malaysia many kampung (villages) in several capital cities of Malaysia have been demolished or reallocated to a different place. This is due to many reasons, including the need of the states and national interest in order to develop the country. Through the process of development, some kampung went through demolishing or ‘moving’, leaving behind our memories of kampung living. Beside many losts, little was done to document and capture visually the kampung livelihood. The Mizan livelihood of kampung, imagining it or as it was told might be just a myth as very little visual documentations were collected. These visual collections can be one of the only visual records for academic or future reference. The kampungs in Penang are now at stake, just like in many other cities. Similarly, Kampung Lorong Buangkok, happened in neighbouring country Singapore. This paper will share an ongoing online project including visual documentation of selected disappearing kampungs in Penang. It will discuss by showing a selection of kampungs in Penang Island that are currently at stake ‘to be moved’ or ‘to be developed’ and the historical background collected through the interviews with the residents. The visual collections will not only include photographs of the houses, the surroundings, the interiors of the house, the environment but also the artifacts that can closely be related with kampung living and the community of these kampungs in Penang.
|4. ||Application of GIMP for Pragmatic Study on Gestures in Route Direction-Giving - (PDF)|
The present study reports on the methodological procedures used in a cross-cultural pragmatic research to study gestures in direction-giving among Malaysian speakers of English. Gestures are bodily movements, which carry meaning and are not arbitrary. Gestures and their concurrent words contribute significantly in pragmatic research on speech analysis and are often said to be meaningfully related and co-expressive (Gerwing & Allison, 2009). Specifically, this presentation is on the significance and benefit of applying GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) to produce line drawings. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. This study investigates variation in route direction-giving speech acts among Malay, Chinese and Indian speakers. Thus, line drawings produced by GIMP assist gestures to be analysed in terms of their forms (i.e. types), their functions, and their relationship to discourse and dialogue context.
|5. ||ECulture WG Meeting & Elections|
- Election of eCulture Committee - Chair and 2 Co-Chairs
- Brief discussion of the way forward for eCulture and updates of projects
|Time:||11:00 - 12:30|
|Location:||Meeting Room 8|
|1. ||Preparatory meeting of 1st Tech-Culture Fusion Workshop|
The eCulture WG is planning a live cyber performance connecting 3 points around November this year at one place of 5 countries(India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Pakistan) supported by Asi@Connect and TEIN*CC. This meeting is to introduce members Asi@Connect project and to discuss details about the host venue of coming CP, financial support, network issue, artist group, contact person, and so on. The ultimate goal of this meeting is to build up a sustainable basis of discussion and collaboration with beneficiary and non-beneficiary countries involved in tech-culture fusion issues using the TEIN network.
|Time:||13:30 - 15:00|
|Location:||Meeting Room 8|
|1. ||Training Program for the operation of Cyber Performance System|
Put briefly, a cyber performance is to transmit signals through networks to another place uni/bi-directionally as well as to shoot a performing art using AV system in real-time and to display images using interactive technologies. This training Program designed to introduce practical skills, techniques, or ideas for the operation of Cyber Performance System using UltraGrid which is a Software for low latency and high-quality video network transmissions developed by Czech R&E network in 2002 and Jack/Jacktrip which is a system used for multi-machine network performance over the Internet supporting any number of channels of bidirectional, high quality, uncompressed audio signal steaming. UltraGrid and Jack/Jacktrip are supported by Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. This course, for starters, is open to members who are participating in our project providing them with practical work like running/setting UltraGrid, but this course is open to everyone.