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01 NOVEMBER 2015

Brett Leavy: The Virtual Meanjin Project

"Brett Leavy is an immersive heritage specialist, virtual historian and artist. His innovative idea to recreate the real environment for mapping Indigenous culture and heritage stems from his passion to educate the community about Indigenous history."

(ABC Open)

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ABC Open • arts and cultural practices • Australian Indigenous communities • Brett Leavycultural heritagecultural identitycultural spacesculture and customs • culture and heritage • First Nationsfloraflora and faunafood gathering activities • guesstimation • historical recreation • Human Ventures • immersive gaming • immersive heritage • immersive heritage experienceIndigenous AustraliansIndigenous communitiesIndigenous cultural knowledge • Indigenous culture • Indigenous heritageindigenous history • Indigenous stories • interactive immersive simulation experience • Jagera people • social enterprise • Turrabull people • virtual environmentvirtual heritage • virtual heritage environments • virtual historian • Virtual Meanjin • virtual recreationvirtual time machineVirtual Warrane ll

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Simon Perkins
11 AUGUST 2009

Hyperland: 1990 fantasy documentary speculating about the future of interactive media

"In this one–hour documentary produced by the BBC in 1990, Douglas falls asleep in front of a television and dreams about future time when he may be allowed to play a more active role in the information he chooses to digest. A software agent, Tom (played by Tom Baker), guides Douglas around a multimedia information landscape, examining (then) cuttting–edge research by the SF Multimedia Lab and NASA Ames research center, and encountering hypermedia visionaries such as Vannevar Bush and Ted Nelson. Looking back now, it's interesting to see how much he got right and how much he didn't: these days, no one's heard of the SF Multimedia Lab, and his super–high–tech portrayal of VR in 2005 could be outdone by a modern PC with a 3D card. However, these are just minor niggles when you consider how much more popular the technologies in question have become than anyone could have predicted – for while Douglas was creating Hyperland, a student at CERN in Switzerland was working on a little hypertext project he called the World Wide Web..."
(douglasadams.com)

Adams, D. N. (1990). Hyperland. UK, BBC Two: 50 minutes.

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Simon Perkins
06 JANUARY 2009

Digital Songlines project

"Launched by the Australasian CRC [Cooperative Research Centre] for Interaction Design (ACID), Digital Songlines is a project to develop protocols, methodologies, and toolkits to facilitate the collection and sharing of Indigenous cultural heritage knowledge in Australia. The title of Digital Songlines represents the blend of new media technology, simulation technology, and high–end computer visualisation systems to depict Aboriginal culture and heritage. Through the virtual sharing of oral histories, herbarium data, dreamtime myths, legends, and stories, organisers hope to protect, preserve and promote Indigenous cultural practices and their survival techniques in accessible, interactive, creative ways."

(Ethnos Project Resources Database)

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20063DAboriginal culture • Aboriginal heritage • Aboriginal mythologyancient heritageartworksAustralasian CRC for Interaction DesignAustralia • Brendan Ledwich • Brett Leavy • Craig Gibbons • cultural heritage • culturally sensitive • culture preservation • dancedigital environmentDigital Songlines (2006)digital storytelling • Ethnos Project Resources Database • flora and faunafood gathering activitiesIndigenous AustraliansIndigenous communitiesIndigenous cultural knowledge • Indigenous custodians • Indigenous heritage • Indigenous knowledge • Indigenous leaders • Indigenous people • Indigenous practices and languages • Indigenous traditional • interactive immersive simulation experienceinteractive visualisation • James Hills • Joti Carroll • multilayered stories • nonlinearoral historiesoral tradition • platform-independent software • ritualsonglinesstories • storytellers • Theodor Wyeld • toolkitvirtual environmentvirtual reality

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Simon Perkins
25 AUGUST 2005

The Museum As An Intercultural Site

Interaction between different cultures has occurred throughout the history of humanity. When viewed in the context of human rights conflicts that continue to occur, intercultural dialogue is arguably a key approach to further promoting cultural respect and understanding. Many museums are incorporating intercultural strategies, and virtual heritage technologies provide new sites and potentials for generating intercultural dialogue. This paper will examine the interactive relationship between museums and visitors, particularly in the Australian Indigenous cultural heritage context. A main concern of this study is the reconceptualisation of museums as sites for intercultural exchange. Based on this idea, a theoretical framework will be proposed for an 'Intercultural Site' that sets up a two–way exchange between the museum space and body. This concept will then be extended by proposing the interfacing of virtual environments and the body as a continuation of the Intercultural Site. Examined are theories surrounding the role of dialogue in generating intercultural exchange, application of spatial theories towards constructing meaningful cultural experiences and recommendations for constructing (virtual) interactive exhibitions. This study forms the basis of research into best practice in virtual heritage exhibitions. The research is specifically produced for stage one in the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design's (ACID) Digital Songlines supervised by Program Manager, James Hills and Indigenous consultant/multimedia designer, Brett Leavy. Digital Songlines will be a digital reconstruction of significant Indigenous spaces within Australia.

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Mia Thornton
25 AUGUST 2005

The Dialogic Site: Interculturalism In The Museum

"Over the past decade, notions of the "virtual" museum have arisen within the virtual heritage landscape. The intersection of new museology perspectives with interactive technologies has altered cultural heritage representations and interactions between the museum and visitor. This paper will examine the two–way relationship that can exist between virtual environments and the body within museums, particularly within the Australian Indigenous cultural heritage context. In responding to the conference theme Hybrid Realities: Digital Partners, this study focuses on the intersections between five elements pertaining to the field of virtual heritage: museums – intercultural dialogue – virtual environments – body – indigenous cultural heritage. A main concern of this study is the reconceptualization of museums as sites for intercultural exchange. Based on this idea, a theoretical framework will be proposed for a "dialogic site" that sets up a two–way exchange between the body and museum space. This concept will then be extended by proposing the interfacing of virtual environments and the body as a continuation of the dialogic site. Examined are theories surrounding the new museology, the role of dialogue in generating an intercultural exchange, and application of spatial theories towards constructing meaningful cultural experiences.This study forms the basis of research into best practice in virtual heritage interactive exhibitions. The research is specifically produced for stage one in Australasian CRC for Interaction Design's (ACID) Digital Songlines supervised by Program Manager, James Hills and Indigenous consultant/multimedia designer, Brett Leavy. Digital Songlines will be a digital reconstruction of significant Aboriginal spaces within Australia."
(Mia Thornton, 2005)

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AboriginalACIDAustraliaBarker • cultural experience • cultural heritagedialogicdialoguedialogueDigital Songlines (2006)exchangeexhibitionHills • hybrid realities • Indigenous • interactive technologies • interculturalintercultural siteLeavyMia Thorntonmuseologymuseumrepresentationsitevirtualvirtual environmentvirtual heritagevisitor

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Mia Thornton
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