The use of new media in the service of cultural heritage is a fast growing field, known variously as virtual or digital heritage. New Heritage, under this denomination, broadens the definition of the field to address the complexity of cultural heritage such as the related social, political and economic issues. This book is a collection of 20 key essays, of authors from 11 countries, representing a wide range of professions including architecture, philosophy, history, cultural heritage management, new media, museology and computer science, which examine the application of new media to cultural heritage from a different points of view. Issues surrounding heritage interpretation to the public and the attempts to capture the essence of both tangible (buildings, monuments) and intangible (customs, rituals) cultural heritage are investigated in a series of innovative case studies.1 CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE AGE OF NEW MEDIA Jeff Malpas Abstract Walter Benjamina#39;s 1936 essay, a#39;The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproductiona#39;, constitutes one of the earli- est reflections on the way in which the culturalanbsp;...
|Author||:||Yehuda Kalay, Thomas Kvan, Janice Affleck|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2007-11-14|