Saturday, May 2, 2009

[Yasmin_discussions] Oral Traditions and the Digital Arts

Roger asks the question about how to respond to my proposed topic on
traditional ways of passing down information.

Is science always separate from story telling in general? is there
an overlap in what is important to communicate?

s history (as in describing the past) always recorded/communicated in
the same form as science?

Is there an overlap in research?

Do all cultures approach the field differently?

In the current methods of Anthropology, for example, the
documentation of cultural practice and communication of memories is
treated as a science, even when it is applied to contemporary
societies. (not my field, so it would be nice to know more here).

We take our own cultures for granted, so observations from other
cultures would be welcome.

Cynthia Beth Rubin

On May 2, 2009, at 8:28 AM, roger malina wrote:

> PS from roger: we should try to respond to this in the context
> of the arts and new technologies or art and science since this
> is the focus of YASMIN

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