Creating Digital Places for Culture and Community

  • R Sathish Srinivasan
  • Published 2004 in 2004 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages - Human Centric Computing


This abstract discusses a doctoral research at the Harvard Design School. This research is focused around a set of Kumeyaay Native American communities based in the San Diego region of Southern California. This paper discusses the mechanism of collecting, structuring, and disseminating video, audio, and image-based narratives and artifacts that are submitted by community members. In particular, this paper discusses my hypothesis that an intelligently designed Web infrastructure that employs a proactive agent can provide communities with the ability to archive cultural information, expand their social networks, and engage in important processes of communication that may be currently lacking as a result of existing dynamics


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