UBC Graduate Research

Digital Hula preservation : pilot study Ishida, Mayu


Through this poster, we propose a conceptual and technical investigation into the opportunities and tensions of developing a digital information system for engaging with the cultural practice of Hula. While it is likely that Hula will be practiced into the future in some form due to its popularity, the distinct and revered Hula styles of masters and unique ways of being in the world shared through these styles may be lost in the globalization of Hula. Relevant systems for digital preservation and access are studied, and a potential workflow for digital preservation is tested. While this is a pilot study, the overarching aim of this project is to identify digital preservation and access risks in the hope of assisting masters in describing and recording their knowledge, skills, and styles of Hula in a culturally respectful way.

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