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20 JULY 2012

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Memory Board (Lukasa)

"Lukasa, or memory boards, are hand–held wooden objects that present a conceptual map of fundamental aspects of Luba culture. They are at once illustrations of the Luba political system, historical chronicles of the Luba state, and territorial diagrams of local chiefdoms. Each board's design is unique and represents the divine revelations of a spirit medium expressed in sculptural form. While many lukasa utilize a system of denotation based on masses of shells and beads affixed to their wooden surfaces, this example communicates its content through incised designs and images carved in relief."

(The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Fig.1 "Memory Board (Lukasa) [Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba] (1977.467.3)". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.–of–art/1977.467.3 (October 2006).



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Simon Perkins
28 JANUARY 2012

GeneaQuilts: visualisation tool for large genealogies

"GeneaQuilts is a new visualization technique for representing large genealogies of up to several thousand individuals. The visualization takes the form of a diagonally–filled matrix, where rows are individuals and columns are nuclear families. The GeneaQuilts system includes an overview, a timeline, search and filtering components, and a new interaction technique called Bring & Slide that allows fluid navigation in very large genealogies."

(Anastasia Bezerianos, Pierre Dragicevic, Jean–Daniel Fekete, Juhee Bae and Ben Watson)

3). A. Bezerianos, P. Dragicevic, J.–D. Fekete, J. Bae, B. Watson. GeneaQuilts: A System for Exploring Large Genealogies. In IEEE InfoVis '10: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Oct 2010, Salt–Lake City, USA



ancestorsancestrybelongingchartdatadatasetdesign • diagonal • diagonally-filled matrix • diagramfamilyfamily history • family research • family treegenealogy • GeneaQuilts • graphic representationinformation graphicslarge datasets • large genealogies • matrixnodesnuclear familyrelatednesstimelinetooltreetree visualisationvisualisation • visualisation technique • visualization


Simon Perkins
04 JUNE 2006

Created Personal Landscapes Through Movement, Storytelling, Photography And Video

"Coastal Mappings [was] a large–scale community [dance/art] project [run from] in and around Dunedin, New Zealand [in 2005]. In Coastal Mappings, people in the last months of their lives joined cancer survivors, family members and other interested people in explorations of Pakeha myths (by European–settler descendents) and Maori myths (by descendents of the crews of the first canoes, first inhabitants of New Zealand). Together, we created personal landscapes through movement, storytelling, photography and video.
In [the project], we were working with different kinds of cultural contact, and honoring the multiple carriers and transmitters of stories was part of our agenda. Many of the Maori myths and stories that intertwine so deeply with the places of New Zealand weren?t told to and known to the predominantly Pakeha (white European–heritage) hospice participants when they were children, at least not to the older ones who didn't receive bicultural schooling. When we were creating sense memories of home places and of the stories we associated with them, many stories they shared were private and personal. They spoke about growing up without a strong storytelling practice, quite alienated from Celtic and other storytelling traditions their Irish, Scottish and Welsh parents or ancestors grew up with, and about making up their own stories about the land."
(Petra Kuppers, Otago University, Aotearoa)



ancestryAotearoa New Zealandart • Coastal Mappings • Community Arts Network • danceGermany • Irish • Maorimyth • Otago University • ScottishSouth Islandstorystorytelling • University of Otago • Welsh
13 OCTOBER 2005

Pakeha: New Zealanders of British or European Ancestry

"How people choose to label themselves is a way of establishing their identity. While 'pakeha' has a variety of meanings, it is principally used to refer to New Zealanders of British or European ancestry. For people several generations removed from their European or British origins, describing themselves, or being described as, Pakeha can mean that they identify as part of a culture unique to this country. The term New Zealander, which is often suggested as an option, refers to nationality, not culture. The descendants of early British colonists are different from Maori, but all are New Zealanders. Chinese and Samoan New Zealanders are as different from each other as people of Dutch or Indian descent, but they all share the same nationality."

(New Zealand Human Rights Commission)

[I am a Pakeha. Until I left Aotearoa/New Zealand I took it for granted that I could identify myself this way. There were even occasions when I found it annoying that I was required to do so on official forms. But since moving away from Aotearoa I find myself feeling quite proud of being a Pakeha New Zealander.]



ancestryAotearoa New ZealandBritishChinese • colonist • culture • descent • DutchEuropeanidentityIndianMaorinationalityPacificPacific RimPakeha • Pasifika • SamoanSouth Island

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