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An attempt to merge local and technological paradigms in the digital representation of indigenous knowledge.
Current technology trends and developments have hardly been informed by African indigenous and rural knowledge systems. Thus either substantial modifications are necessary in adapting technology to the requirements of ...
Welcome to the first Indigenous Knowledge Technology Conference
I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the first Indigenous Knowledge Technology Conference (IKTC2011) in Windhoek, Namibia. It is so exciting to see the realization of, what was, just a vague idea borne from the desire ...
Demonstration of a cultural indigenous knowledge transfer prototype
We present our prototype 3D visualization that enables people to place video recordings of their traditional knowledge. We demonstrate the process of developing and evaluating the prototype. We show how our prototype might ...
A markup language for narrative knowledge annotation, mining and management.
Narrative knowledge as the name implies, is not naturally bound to any media other than speech. In order to preserve such knowledge and to make it accessible through computer systems: a formal and standardized basis needs ...
IPR for IK and the survival of IK in the emerging global village.
This panel discusses the intellectual property rights of indigenous and traditional knowledge (IK) as currently billed by relevant international bodies and organisations. We focus on their relevance to communities in ...
Developing a visualized cultural knowledge transfer prototype: An in situ evaluation in Rural Namibia
Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from a loss of valuable cultural knowledge, which has been a foundation for the coming generations’ survival and cultural self-awareness. By transferring cultural knowledge contexts ...
Can IK be communicated through foreign languages without losing its authenticity?
In this paper, we present an open issue for panel discussion on the relation between the language of knowledge transfer and the contextual and peculiar nature of indigenous, traditional or local Knowledge itself. We ...
Towards appropriate user interface design preserving rural African communication practices.
Poster presentation: The aim of this research project is to determine current communication structures and discourse practices of listeners in a selected rural community.