Mukurtu Project: Demo of an Indigenous Archive 

In researching projects to digitize indigenous cultural heritage for our final project, I came across this project. I find it notable for its community-driven collaborative approach to archive creation.  To me the most interesting part of the project is the treatment of non-Western knowledge organizations systems within the framework of technology (that has its roots in Western models of logic):

The content in the archive is defined by access parameters based on a set of Warumungu cultural protocols for the viewing and distribution of cultural knowledge. These protocols provide the basis for the archive’s internal logic and architecture.

More information, along with a video demo, can be found on the project’s website:  Mukurtu Wumpurrarni-kari Archive.

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