Digital salvation for Aboriginal art

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by FanJ, Dec 12, 2002.

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

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    Australia's aborigines have turned to digital technology to preserve their unique rock art for future generations, as Sharon Mascall reports from Melbourne.

    Uluru, or Ayers Rock as Australia's white settlers called it, is an icon of the Outback attracting millions of visitors every year.
    Its traditional Aboriginal owners, called Anangu, have been visiting the rock for millennia, documenting their creation stories and history at over 90 rock art sites around the base.
    Now, in a world first, they have teamed up with scientists from the University of Melbourne to preserve their art and ancestry in digital format.
    "It's very much what some people would call a keeping place," explains Cliff Ogleby, from the University's Department of Geomatics.
    "There are keeping places here, there is a men's keeping place and women's keeping place where things that are important to them can be kept and looked after.
    "In this case it happens to be digital versions of plans, photographs, video and sound."
  2. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

    Feb 3, 2003
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    wow that thing is big
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