Intertextuality: Tracing meanings through textiles

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Abstract

A research study was conducted at the Abui tribe in Takpala, a village off Alor, Indonesia in 2015. Working together with linguists from NTU, observations were made on how the Abui people created textiles using traditional weaving techniques and tools. Oral interviews held with them have provided insights on how textiles are connected to their everyday life and language. Deeper conversational exchanges also revealed some of the stories and meanings that are inter-weaved into the textiles using symbols and patterns. An interactive installation was designed and implemented to communicate the findings from the field study and the concept of intertextuality, as part of the knowledge transfer objectives of the project. This paper reviews the findings of the field study, the design and reactions of the interactive installation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2016
EditorsAlonzo C. Addison, Harold Thwaites, Lau Sian Lun
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389938
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 23 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Oct 17 2016Oct 21 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2016

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2016
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period10/17/1610/21/16

Keywords

  • interactivity
  • intertextuality
  • textiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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