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August 22, 2008 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Seeing Tibetan Art Through Social Tags - An interesting paper on social tagging. What can tags tell us about how images are perceived by diverse cultures?

If it gets all tl;dr just enjoy Himalayan Art Resources (previously) - maybe the Initiation Cards.
posted by tellurian (6 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I enjoyed this. A lot of things I hadn't thought about -- how a people in exile are separated from their traditions, the emotions that might bring up (embarrassment), how reactions to something like "tagging" photos could be cultural (the people who said they didn't want to make a mistake, though the researchers apparently made an effort to state that this was not a test).

How a people could use a museum as a way to learn their own culture, instead of the maybe-more-typical focus of museums of learning about other cultures/histories. Really thoughtful and useful for designing museums for their actual USED purposes. Thank you.
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:07 AM on August 22, 2008


This is great. Thanks.
posted by homunculus at 11:23 AM on August 22, 2008


Waves on the Turquoise Lake: Contemporary Expressions of Tibetan Art
posted by homunculus at 11:25 AM on August 22, 2008


Enjoyed that. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 10:52 PM on August 22, 2008


Do some tagging of your own at the interestingly named http://tagger.steve.museum.
posted by shii at 7:24 PM on August 23, 2008


Prayers at an Exhibition: Bhutan’s Art and the Monks Who Protect It
posted by homunculus at 9:23 AM on September 6, 2008


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