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Wednesday, July 24 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
eCulture WG

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Objectives: 
  1. To share information about new technologies and case studies to visualize social phenomenon and cultural heritage content spatially and/or chronologically, e.g. GIS applications to understand spatial patterns and relationships.
  2. To encourage academics, scientists and techno-partners to take full advantage of ICT applications for teaching, research and e-resource development in the field of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  3. To network with other WGs and interested parties on e-resources (systems) and aggregation methods including inter-operability and meta-data along with the development of network infrastructure; e.g. the Sub-Culture peculiar on the Net.
  4. To explore the e-exchange of cultures and cultural performances including developing a cultural database of the Asia-Pacific region.
Session Chairs: 
Faridah Mohd Noor, University of Malaya
Andrew Howard, National Computational Infrastructure, Australia

Agenda: 
01.  Valorisation of Material Culture through Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence - G. GenieveAbdul Aziz Rashid & Faridah Mohd Noor
An important part of academic research in both Museum studies and Heritage studies focus on community and visitor’s engagement. Many of these research show that for heritage in general and material culture displayed in museum to be valued by the public, they need to be able to engage with it. Yet within the museums themselves, the protection and preservation of material culture often makes it impossible for visitors to interact with the objects on display.

02. Digital Preservation of Malaysian Historical Artifact Using 3D Scanner - Muhammad Asyraf Bin Mhd Pauzi and Khong Chee Weng
Our culture and heritage is the showcase of our ancestor’s culture and tradition that we inherit. It shows how our forefathers have evolved and what they have achieved. Around the globe, the use of digital preservation method especially three-dimensional (3D) scanning methods has been a growing trend in the culture and heritage domain. However, it remains foreign to the Malaysian culture and heritage community. The aim of this research is to develop a workflow of 3D scanning for the digital preservation of local culture and heritage artefacts.

03. Music Therapy in Virtual Reality: Delivering Online Group Music Therapy Sessions for People with Quadriplegia - Ben Loveridge
People with quadriplegia are disproportionately rurally and regionally located, at high risk for social isolation, and face numerous barriers to accessing music therapy (MT). They also face significant risk of illness due to paralysis of the primary breathing muscles. Our previous research demonstrated that face-to-face group singing therapy improves breathing, voice, mood, and social connectedness for people with quadriplegia. However, latency issues make online live group singing impossible via current videoconferencing options.

04. Towards a Sustainable Education & Self Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities (PWD) Community - Nasrul Anuar Abd Razak, Thilagavathi Shanmuganathan, Rafidah binti Aga Mohd Jaladin & Maziah Mat Rosly
Sutainale Education and Self Rehabilitation is a platform, where us as educator educate the disabilities youth on how to use the assistive devices properly, empowering them to a new level of personality in talking and communicating, and explore them to a possibilities of sports activities so that they can have a sustain self-rehabilitation. The main objective of the program is to educate the People with Disabilities (PWD) on how to correctly use their assistive devices that include wheelchair, prosthetics and orthotics while conducting their daily life activities, empower disadvantaged youth through healing, empowering and enhancing communication development which is necessary for their daily communication and also to be ready for possible future employment, and exercise training program with the aim of increasing leisure time physical activity among disadvantaged youths (individuals with physical disabilities, wheelchair users and marginalised women).

05. ECulture WG - Embracing Digital 2020 and Beyond - Faridah Mohd Noor and Andrew Howard
What is the way forward for this working group? It is hoped that a discussion will ensue as this humanities-based WG in APAN that has weathered the comings and goings of working group committees and members. The eCulture WG has been inspired by collaborations with the other WGs and presenters from the Asia Pacific and its neighbours. It introduced cyber performances to the APAN community and continues to aspire to gain members from other WGs to collaborate towards its creative and innovative journey towards digital 2020 and beyond.

06. Asi@Connect WP5 briefing - Andrew HowardBriefing for participants of the Asi@Connect WP5 Cyber performance, Collaborative Production, Streaming and Archive activity.

Related Sessions:

Wednesday, July 24th, 09:00am - 10:30am @ Room 01
eCulture WG - Cyber Performance and Beyond 2020

Wednesday, July 24th, 11:00am - 12:30pm @ Room 01
eCulture WG -  ECulture, Elife and Collaborative Network

Thursday, July 25th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm @ Room 01
eCulture WG - Asi@Connect WP5 briefing Cyber performance, Collaborative Production, Streaming and Archive

Activity Co-ordinator
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Faridah Mohd Noor

Associate Professor, University of Malaya

Speakers
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Andrew Howard

Cloud Team Manager, Australian National University
Andrew has many decades of hands-on technical, diplomatic and logistics experience covering a wide range of standard and bespoke technologies, languages and applications within Industry, Government and Academia nationally and internationally.His current role at the National Computational... Read More →
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Paventhan

ERNET, India
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Ben Loveridge

Communications And Media Production Consultant, University of Melbourne
Ben Loveridge is an Institute Fellow (Virtual Reality) at the Network Society Institute and Communications and Media Production Consultant at the University of Melbourne. His current focus of research activity is on the intersection of virtual reality and music performance and is... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 01

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