Transferring research on intangible heritage & culture to public spaces

This exhibition showcases the linguistic and cultural diversity of several indigenous communities and demonstrates the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration. Linguists at HSS worked together with researchers in Art, Design and Media in a research project studying and preserving endangered languages and culture in different parts of Asia.

Key Researchers and Contributors

Alexander Coupe (Principal Investigator), Astrid Kensinger, Francesco Cavallaro, František Kratochvíl, Galina Mihaleva, Hedren Sum, Joan Marie Kelly, Marijke van Kets, Ng Bee Chin

Knowledge Transfer Facilitator

Halina Gottlieb

The exhibition include the following key components:

Publications

Two publications will be presented at the exhibition: A know-how book and a children story book. The first is a 181-page book that “represents the voice of an interdisciplinary group of researchers about the process through which they conduct research”. The second is a children story that tells the legend of Mon Mot tells the tale of a clan that survived a disaster. It was based on an account by Anderlas Padafani from the Abui tribe. 

Films

Two films will be shown at the exhibition. This first, “Humanities Academics @ Work”, is a 8-min short film that presents the process of collaboration among the different people being this project – local communities, linguists, artists, designers, librarian and students. The second film, “Children of Mon Mot”, is a documentary surrounding a Abui folktale, the Mon Mot Mon, a legendary snake that consumes the inhabitants of an entire village.

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Interactive

The interactive exhibit explores the language of the Abui Tribe through textiles. It contains textiles created by the Abui people through traditional weaving techniques and video footages, collected during the field study, projected from an interactive lamp. The lamp is powered by Raspberry Pi, mini projector and circuit board.

Past Exhibition(s)

ArtScience Museum, Singapore

29 May 2016, 1pm to 7pm

Sunday Showcase: In Search of Vanishing Voices

The first exhibition was held at the ArtScience Museum as part their monthly Sunday Showcase in May 2016. The exhibition was titled “In Searching of Vanishing Voices”. Close to 500 researchers and professionals from the field, students and people from the general public attended the exhibition. Take a glimpse of the exhibition below.

Video highlights of the exhibition by Rachel Siao

Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

360-view contributed by Laura Miotto

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2 June 2016

NTU and Sorbonne Universités Joint Workshops

Special exhibition by the Digital Intangible Heritage in Asia (DIHA) on 2 June 2016: Transferring research on intangible heritage and culture to public spaces

Case study: Exploring the crossroads of linguistic diversity in South East Asia.
This exhibition showcases the linguistic and cultural diversity of several indigenous communities and demonstrates the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration. Linguists at HSS worked together with researchers in Art, Design and Media in a research project studying and preserving endangered languages and culture in different parts of Asia. 
 
Key researchers/contributors:  
H. Gottlieb, A. Coupe, B.C. Ng, F. Kratochvil, F. Cavallaro, A. Kensinger, H. Sum, M. Van Kets, G. Michaleva, J. Kelly, & 20 students from HSS

Current / Upcoming Exhibition(s)

The exhibition will be on display at the upcoming locations and events.

11 to 17 July 2016

Digital Humanities 2016 Conference
Krakow, Poland

11 to 17 July 2016 - Digital Humanities 2016 Conference

 

 

17 to 21 October 2016

VSMM 2016 – Special Session DIHA/NODEM
Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11 to 17 July 2016 - Digital Humanities 2016 Conference

 

 

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