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Digital Heritage 2018 3rd International Congress & Expo
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Preservation as Persistent Creative Transformation

12 Hayward Ave., Lexington, MA 02421 United States
Preservation as Persistent Creative Transformation
by Wayne Defremery

This exhibition, organized by the Korea Text Initiative at the Cambridge Institute for the Study of Korea, reveals preservation as persistent, careful, creative acts of transformation. Through hands-on demonstrations of a software platform called Mo文oN, which provides a variety of encoding and modeling tools, the exhibition will show how culture is woven together through the careful, persistent work of those who creatively reiterate cultural artifacts as a variety of lived experiences that can endure into the future. The exhibit focuses specifically on the creative transformation of texts, providing visitors the opportunity to transform a favorite poem or story into something that can be: a) printed as 3D sculpture, b) used to generate a new computer vision model, c) included in new virtual reality or augmented reality environments, or d) incorporated into traditional philological investigations. The exhibition also details digital continuity plans—managed services calibrated to ensure the continuous availability of software in rapidly changing digital ecosystems.