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Supporting the Cross-cultural Appreciation of Traditional Chinese Puppetry Through a Digital Gesture Library.

Zhao, S., Kirk, D., Bowen, S., Chatting, D. and Wright, P., 2019. Supporting the Cross-cultural Appreciation of Traditional Chinese Puppetry Through a Digital Gesture Library. Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), 12 (4), 1 - 19.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3341882

DOI: 10.1145/3341882

Abstract

In recent years, digital cultural heritage has attracted much attention in the HCI domain, but there are currently few studies that focus on enhancing the appreciation of intangible cultural heritage content amongst cross-cultural audiences. This article reports on the development of a Digital Gesture Library to support cross-cultural appreciation of traditional Chinese puppetry. We describe fieldwork with professional puppeteers to understand their practices and art form, which informed the development of the Digital Gesture Library, which uses a three-perspective archive of puppetry gestures and a tangible interface to support cross-cultural audiences’ appreciation of puppetry and encourages further exploration of Chinese culture. We present findings on the efficacy of the Digital Gesture Library from qualitative and quantitative user studies and, from this, discuss the opportunities and challenges for developing digital technology for cross-cultural appreciation of intangible heritage.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1556-4673
Uncontrolled Keywords:Intangible cultural heritage; traditional Chinese puppetry; cross-cultural appreciation; digital gestural library; interaction design
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:33444
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:26 Feb 2020 10:27
Last Modified:26 Feb 2020 10:27

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