Happy Batik Day 2020! iWareBatik in Conversation with Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture
The October 2nd, 2020 marks the 11th years of the Indonesian Batik inscription within the list of UNESCO intangible cultural heritage since 2009. Since its launching day, iWareBatik received great feedback by Indonesian public and Batik cultural enthusiasts in the world. Its interactive features allow different kinds Batik stakeholders to adopt the iWareBatik mobile app in various activities related to Batik. For this reason, iWareBatik coordinator Ms. Puspita Ayu Permatasari was invited in the webinar conducted by the World Overseas Indonesian Student Association Alliance (OISAA/PPI Dunia), in order to discuss about the importance of Batik digital preservation with the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Education.
Batik is a textile-making tradition in Indonesia that was inscribed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009. iWareBatik is a digital platform that is designed to showcase and communicate the exceptional cultural values of Batik tradition that is protected by UNESCO as the legacy of humanity. The online platform serves to help international and Indonesian Batik stakeholders to identify the variety of Batik textiles, philosophical values behind the motif, its place of origin, and useful information about local producers. Since Batik characterises the culture of each region in Indonesia, iWareBatik platform also features information about Indonesian tourism overview related to Batik in 34 provinces across Indonesia. Equipped with Artificial Intelligence machine learning, it provides a new learning experience to reveal the hidden past of the Batik motifs using the Batik Recognition Tool in the mobile app.
Since its launching day, iWareBatik received great feedback by Indonesian public and Batik cultural enthusiasts in the world. Its interactive features allow different kinds Batik stakeholders to adopt the iWareBatik mobile app in various activities related to Batik
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