iWareBatik on Prestigious Swiss Digital Days 2020
iWareBatik project is selected to take part in Swiss Digital Days 2020, a Swiss national program to foster digital technologies for mankind. The Swiss Digital Days event is a prestigious Swiss national event whose aim to make digitisation a tangible experience and promote new thinking and innovations. All the team members involved in iWareBatik project are very honoured and grateful to receive the support and the acceptance from the Swiss public. Representing Indonesia @indonesiainbern, USI Universita della Svizzera Italiana Swiss @usiuniversity, Lugano city @luganolivinglab, @ideatorio_usi, and Ticino region, iWareBatik presents an answer on how digital technology and artificial intelligence can facilitate the preservation of thousand-years old Batik visual arts. The news article can be accessed here.
Thanks to Lugano Living Lab team, Dr. Annina Picco Schwendener and Dr. Elena Marchiori, who organized and arranged this successful Swiss Digital Days event in Lugano.
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.
The Artificial Intelligence machine learning provides a new learning experience to reveal the hidden past of the Batik motifs using the Batik Recognition Tool in the mobile app.
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The Swiss Digital Days event is a prestigious Swiss national event whose aim to make digitisation a tangible experience and promote new thinking and innovations. All the team members involved in iWareBatik project are very honoured and grateful to receive the support and the acceptance from the Swiss public.
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