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Artifacts of the Presence Era: Using Information Visualization to Create an Evocative Souvenir

F.B. Viegas, E. Perry, E. Howe, J. Donath
IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization  
We present Artifacts of the Presence Era, a digital installation that uses a geological metaphor to visualize the events in a physical space over time.  ...  Instead of creating a visualization tool for data analysis, we chose to produce a piece that functions as a souvenir of a particular time and place.  ...  INTRODUCTION Artifacts of the Presence Era is an art installation that uses a geological metaphor to create an impressionistic visualization of video footage and audio data captured in a museum's gallery  ... 
doi:10.1109/infvis.2004.8 dblp:conf/infovis/ViegasPHD04 fatcat:qje42dtyk5aq3g2v2klnmsmjvq

Public art and ritual transformation in Northern Ireland

Hilary Downey, John F. Sherry
2020 Arts and the Market  
delivery of social systems therapy in an esthetic modality to communities traditionally hostile to one another.  ...  These inscriptions and artifacts became objects of contemplation for all participants to consider and appreciate during visitation, affording sectarian citizens opportunity for empathic response to the  ...  An immaterial return gift of immediacy and presence -of being authentically and empathically attended to -in the close contemplation of the oblation was widely reported among informants.  ... 
doi:10.1108/aam-04-2020-0008 fatcat:n66rjc5mr5dipky77qlkvitg3m

6 Museums and Memorials [chapter]

2020 Utopian Ruins  
Even as these restaurants, souvenir shops, and card games turn history into a figment of the imagination, they tell us of local aspirations to eat, to sell, and to strugg le against the landlord-all at  ...  As such, they "exist factually as material testimonies of the vio lence and horror that took place there" because "the past they reveal to us is not a reconstruction or a 're-evocation' of what is no more  ... 
doi:10.1515/9781478012764-009 fatcat:c7tq32lutradlaai2u3v2xpzdi

Mapping Ararat: An Augmented Reality Walking Tour for an Imaginary Jewish Homeland

Louis Kaplan, Melissa Shiff
2016 Anthrovision  
Using mobile devices, tourists interact with Ararat artifacts and monuments created using 3D modeling software and inserted into the Grand Island landscape.  ...  In "Pilgrimage, Reenactment, and Souvenirs: Modes of Memory Tourism," Marita Sturken (2013) defines memory tourism as "a rite of mediated return through which tourists […] create an experience of memory  ... 
doi:10.4000/anthrovision.2339 fatcat:7ik44pf3cvdxxpznpbgom5xfeq

4. Display and Presentation [chapter]

2020 Finding Jerusalem  
Artifacts, monuments, and sites in the Old City and beyond have been mobilized to inform the wider public: in the streets, in parks, in museums.  ...  The combined use of modern design ideas and the preservation of the ancient "biblical city" is yet another concept that Israel inherited from the British, rooted in much wider instances of colonial visual  ... 
doi:10.1525/9780520968073-009 fatcat:3mh4rqoj4bfq7nqo7cwsc4qzou

Display and Presentation [chapter]

2017 Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology  
Artifacts, monuments, and sites in the Old City and beyond have been mobilized to inform the wider public: in the streets, in parks, in museums.  ...  The combined use of modern design ideas and the preservation of the ancient "biblical city" is yet another concept that Israel inherited from the British, rooted in much wider instances of colonial visual  ... 
doi:10.1525/luminos.29.e fatcat:qjmga6svnrh7lfg7ksihm5jw4m

Spectres of migration and the ghosts of Ellis Island

Jo Frances Maddern
2008 Cultural Geographies  
An analysis of interviews conducted as well as readings of Ellis Island taken from archives, folklore and US popular culture suggest that the site is imbued with the spectropolitics of its politically  ...  national heritage site which opened to the public in 1990.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was made possible by the generous funding of the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the generosity of all of the interviewees cited in this article.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1474474008091332 fatcat:ykgyf2buvnh7fkglotpnxbisbi

Scenario-based design of a digital reminiscing system for the elderly

Elizabeth Thiry
2012 Proceedings of the 17th ACM international conference on Supporting group work - GROUP '12  
My committee -John Carroll, Erika Poole, Matt Kaplan and Siân Lindley for their advice, support and coming together to ask tough questions and ultimately approve the following document.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS My advisor -Mary Beth Rosson, for providing advice, support, guidance and always being as just an email away.  ...  I will use the term artifact to describe an object created by reminiscing and/or for the purpose of future reminiscing and personal legacy artifact to be any artifact that is personal in nature, created  ... 
doi:10.1145/2389176.2389228 dblp:conf/group/Thiry12 fatcat:dkjxpak5tze2do2qdn7dblrmbu

Crafting the Past: Mission Models and the Curation of California Heritage

Elizabeth Kryder-Reid
2015 Heritage & Society  
The models allow me, therefore, to trace the production of cultural memory in daily life through the materialization of heritage constituted through formal and informal practices, across personal and public  ...  In their representation of landscape, labor, and Native Americans, these discursive cultural artifacts contribute to the construction of a highly politicized past that reinforces a romanticized and valorized  ...  The contemplative character of the spaces is created as much by absence as presence.  ... 
doi:10.1179/2159032x15z.00000000038 fatcat:k4bnfisbjvcmdmxb4wyy4rjwri

Andean and Amazonian Material Culture and Performance Traditions as Sites of Indigenous Knowledges and Memory

Michelle Wibbelsman
2017 Transmodernity  
Examples from the collection enable an exposition of the significant theoretical and methodological contributions non-Western traditions bring to the broader discussion.  ...  The second part of the article centers on a collection of Andean and Amazonian cultural artifacts acquired by the Center for Latin American Studies at The Ohio State University in 2015.  ...  As such, experiencing the gourds reminds us of the inadequacy or limitations of our overreliance on only one sense-the visual-for taking in and representing the vibrant world around us.  ... 
doi:10.5070/t471034116 fatcat:6t4bvewanngavmbcsby6zxlnd4

Queequeg's Tomahawk: A Cultural Biography, 1750-1900

T. J. Shannon
2005 Ethnohistory  
The descriptions cited above testify to the use of this object at treaty councils when participants listened to speeches or gathered informally, but they do not describe pipe tomahawks being used as ceremonial  ...  The archaeological, visual, and textual record indicates that the first generation of Indians to use the pipe tomahawk valued it for much more than its use as a weapon.  ... 
doi:10.1215/00141801-52-3-589 fatcat:qjze2xrp2jdebhfkbtkpfvapx4

Imaged or Imagined? Cultural Representations and the "Tourismification" of Peoples and Places

Noel B. Salazar
2009 Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines  
These visual representations, which flourished especially during the colonial era, lay at the basis of stereotypical "us" versus "them" categorizations (Salazar 2007a) .  ...  of colonial life, a recuperation of the era of those who conquered Africa.  ...  Even though tourism discourses take a variety of forms, visual imagery seems to have the biggest influence on shaping tourists' pretrip fantasies.  ... 
doi:10.4000/etudesafricaines.18628 fatcat:k2yuque4ibawbpt3not4bogzue

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

Susanne Leikam
2016 Journal of Transnational American Studies  
Originally published in Susanne Leikam, Framing Spaces in Motion: Tracing Visualizations of Earthquakes into Twentieth-Century San Francisco (Heidelberg, DE: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2015).  ...  entangled processes of the production of visual artifacts.  ...  Due to their immense and lasting popularity, visual artifacts of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire have played an important part as frames suggesting a particular interpretation of the events  ... 
doaj:68a790c8deff4dd9b2eb2a05d9b3b02a fatcat:ueyxmll4tjeo3o2sgml63wsbp4

The Cross-Cultural Background and Modern Transformations of Religious and Spiritual Symbols of Lithuanian Identity

Vytautas Tumėnas, Lithuanian Institute of History
2021 Yearbook of Balkan and Baltic Studies  
The aim of this research is to contextualize the iconicity and contemporary meaning of modern national visual symbols (a rue, a six-petal rosette; a sun with wavy rays) and uncover the main differences  ...  It also analyses how, as logos in highly symbolic forms relating to mythical paradigms, these visual signs are involved in processes of the auto-communication of culture, its transmission, creation and  ...  An analysis of changes in the Lithuanian metal-cross tradition in the twentieth century helps us to trace the path of the mental-visual symbolization of iron cross-suns into the arsenal of modern Lithuanian  ... 
doi:10.7592/ybbs4.03 fatcat:2zd54f5ftfad7mjb5pmahb556a

Muslim Cultures and Pre-Islamic Pasts: Changing Perceptions of "Heritage" [chapter]

R. Michael Feener
2017 The Making of Islamic Heritage  
I offer an overview of Muslim interpretations of Qur'anic verses urging believers to reflect on the visible traces of pasts connected with traditions of pre-Islamic Arabia and biblical literature, followed  ...  Rather, conversations about the meanings of the past for contemporary life and visions of the future are dynamic discourses incorporating an expansive body of ideas and experiences across diverse communities  ...  asceticism and pre-Islamic religious practice. 11 Mosques have also functioned as repositories of special objects-physical points of connection and visual evocations of the complex pasts of many Muslim  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-10-4071-9_3 fatcat:ggbvzvsbkfcyzm7utfxflg6q6a
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