Promoting World Heritage with New Technology: Fotopedia for the iPad

The market is flush currently with neat applications for own smart phones and newest gadgets.  Many of them promote communication, business, marketing and some provide mindless entertainment with games or simulated bottles emptying when we shake them.  But a few of these new technologies promote knowledge and a sense of shared cultural heritage.  UNESCO World Heritage sites began in 1972 and were created to preserve and raise awareness for those cultural monuments which give regions, individuals and nations identity but whose value is universal.  This program is filled with striking images of these sites from around the world and in a format which allows for way more content than could ever fit into a coffee table book.  It’s not the same as traveling the world to these sites but it provides a tangible and accessible view into the importance of these sites and promotes knowledge of their existence of universal beauty.


About projectpatrimonio

Helena Boyden Lamb, born 1985 in New York, has studied and worked in Politics, Heritage Ethics and Politics, and Opera Singing. Most recently, she is working in Brussels where she started in a European Think Tank and is now the Executive Office of a NGO which facilitates Youth Politics across the EU. She has a Bachelor with Honors from Stanford University, California in Classics: Politics and Heritage and a Masters with Honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK in European Identity. She has conducted academic or independent grant-funded research in the UK, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Albania. She was, previously, an archaeologist and an opera singer. Cynthia Querio is a Museum Educator currently living and working in Los Angeles. She is interested in heritage and identity politics and the role of museum education departments in the trajectory of this debate. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a 9 month graduate internship at the Getty Villa's education department and has continued to work in many museums in Los Angeles including LACMA and the Autry National Center. Her academic background is in the Classics, which was her major at Stanford University and which she continued to pursue with a Masters in the History of Classical Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
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