By: Tone H. Erlien
Yes, my newest project! In Norway at the moment there is a focus and intention of giving culture heritage a new direction into the world of digital communication and digital platforms. You have maybe heard of Europeana? If not, check it out! Norvegiana and one of their platforms www.digitaltforalt.no is a initiative from five huge departments in Norway, that come together and suppert this project where people write and disseminate histories, photos, movies etc for sharing and putting the lights on our cultural heritage. And from this, many touristic sites have created apps for use while visiting the sites, for information about heritage monuments, areas, houses etc. And, regarding the intangible, there are still a lot that can be done and innovative thoughts to be made, but I have started talking to people in the Art Council about including the living heritage in such dissemination tools, both on regional level here in Trondheim and Sør-Trøndelag County and national level in a nation wide map-app you can use wherever you are in Norway, searching for information about important historical sites at the GPS coordinates you are at.
And, a similar but likewise different thing; I will make an app for overview over all of the dance activities in Trondheim, all classes, performances and social dance nights, that can be a useful tool both for the dance organisation, the dance club members, wanna-become dancers, and new- in- town- want- to- find- tango- lessons- persons.
This will be primarily a sort of a calendar, but later I intend to incorporate a sharing function, like in Instagram, for posting videos, pictures and recommendations. I have sent application to the local council of culture in Trondheim, and they support the idea and the project financially. I will gather all dance organisations in Trondheim for a info-meeting for creating a beta-version, and this meeting I will also open for discussion the case of making a reference group for dance in Trondheim.
Just send me a message and I will give you some interesting links to inspire your project with digital dissemination platforms! :D
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