iWareBatik being featured by Major Indonesian Governmental Bodies and News Agencies
The launch of iWareBatik on 17 August 2020 was greatly welcomed by Indonesian official bodies, public sectors, small-medium enterprises, research and cultural communities. With the support of the Indonesian Embassy in Bern, Switzerland and the USI UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, the news of iWareBatik website and application were spread around the globe. The launching news was featured by at least 81 Indonesian and international media agencies worldwide. With the acknowledgement given by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia, iWareBatik digital technologies were set to be adopted by all Indonesian Batik stakeholders both in the national and international level.
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.
With the acknowledgement given by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia, iWareBatik digital technologies were set to be adopted by all Indonesian Batik stakeholders both in the national and international level.
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