#thismymob: Preserving and promoting indigenous australian cultural heritage
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- CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2018, 2176
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Copyright © 2018 for the individual papers by the papers'. Mobile technologies have become an integral part of daily life in contemporary society thanks to the pervasiveness of smartphones and tablet devices. Over the past 30 years these technologies have evolved beyond their original mandate by permeating diverse social segments across the world. Many cultural heritage projects have adopted mobile technologies to catalogue and document culture and history. However, limited research has examined the potential of using mobile technologies as a mechanism to preserve and promote Indigenous cultural heritage. This work-in-progress paper outlines three distinct areas for the design and development of mobile technologies for Indigenous cultural heritage. We outline these as: (1) Establishing the notion of 'digital land rights' which asserts the rights of Indigenous people to a safe online space that they control; (2) Co-designing with a diverse group of Indigenous communities to build meaningful mobile experiences; and, (3) Documenting traditions within their unique context to preserve and promote Indigenous cultural history.
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