iWareBatik on Youth Oath Day 2020: Exclusive interview with Jawa Pos, Mata Garuda LPDP and Australian Garland Magazine
Youth Oath Day is an Indonesian non-holiday annual celebration to commemorate the rise of Indonesian intellectual thinkers in 1928, marking the first milestone of Indonesia towards its independence. Today, it becomes an annual nationwide celebration to remind the youth towards their meaningful contributions to build a better society. iWareBatik is given a chance to share the stories and the inspiration behind the development of this digital application. This project is regarded as an example of youth contribution towards the improvement of culture while caring for its preservation and authenticity. The idea of iWareBatik has been started 14 years ago from a personal journey and intellectual reflections in search for insightful meanings. The iWareBatik story has been covered through an exclusive interview by an important Indonesian media publication Jawa Pos that can be accessed in this link. Mata Garuda LPDP magazine is a media publication outlet, managed by LPDP Indonesian Endowment Funds as the funding agency of iWareBatik. The magazine extensively covers the inspirational journey of the iWareBatik in this link. Furthermore, the Garland Magazine, an Australian media publication, depicts the journey of discovering Batik villages in Madura Island, Indonesia, as the first place where the intellectual reflections started. The article of Garland magazine in English can be accessed here.
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.
iWareBatik is given a chance to share the stories and the inspiration behind the development of this digital application. This project is regarded as an example of youth contribution towards the improvement of culture, while caring for its preservation and authenticity.
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