Transmitting the Spirit of Place in the Age of Web Wisdom?

Burke, Sheridan (2008) Transmitting the Spirit of Place in the Age of Web Wisdom? In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The new generation of internet communication is transforming human relations and cross cultural communication in previously unimaginable and dynamically plural ways. The presentation/interpretation of places and indeed of national identity through heritage values and places is no longer predominantly in the hands of governments as a political tool or those of experts in academic research—it’s also powerfully present on Wikipedia and YouTube and every social networking site yet to be imagined. When the YouTube video of the Yolngu Chooky Dancers of Arnhem Land dancing Zorba the Greek went live in 2007, thousands of hits were registered in a matter of hours, and international interest has not abated. The results of recent internet voting for the New Seven Wonders of the World also exemplify these opportunities and challenges of transmitting heritage values. This paper will examine these issues and the impacts which the globalisation of communication will have on transmitting the spirit of heritage place in an age of web wisdoms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Burke, SheridanUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: internet; new technologies; spirit of place; presentation; interpretation; Ename Charter
Subjects: K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 01. Generalities
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 03. Presentation
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 05. Dissemination
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2010 07:54
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/48

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