One of the core reasons why I chose to go to the University of California, Merced was of its technological advances around the campus. I believe these technologies facilitate the activity and daily intake of knowledge at school. Just as the digital technologies in school, I believe it is important that we continue and advance in using technologies to capture the essence of a heritage sites. As digital technologies become more accessible and reusable in the future I believe that they organize and provide an intellectual and physical experience.
Digital technologies can be used in different ways in the context of heritage. One example (Addison, 2008) explains is through the organization of World Heritage information that UNESCO provides on their website. The information is categorized online by site, country, theme, funds, project, people, news/events, and documents. Thanks to digital technologies people are allowed to open enriched features of text, image, video, etc. Another example of digital technologies is its introduction into museums. Museums have also incorporated websites and computer interactives. They have also introduced holograms, digitized film and sound. (Whitcomb, 2007) expresses that these new technologies have created a Segway into the ever evolving era we live in, through its efforts to preserve factual history. Museums are now provided with intellectual and physical experience, which opens its doors to different audiences around the world.
In a case study (Whitcomb, 2007) depicts the experience of multimedia in The Museum of Melbourne. The Museum of Melbourne in Australia has renovated specifically the Bunjilaka Gallery.The actual exhibit devotes half of its introductory exhibits to the installation of multimedia. This specific multimedia creates a dialogue of colonial living between the Aboriginal people from the 1800s to present day. Most gain a sense of both ethical and physical impact through an informative yet emotional level. I believe that this enables heritage to be viewed in a different perspective. However in order for media to be captured it must be accessible in the future and must be reusable.
There are a number of technologies that are merely becoming obsolete. As discussed in lecture (Dr. Tung 2013) talked about the use of floppy disks and computers. These floppy disks once a technological innovative way to store data and share with others computer users is not used in the year 2013. We must recognize the future because in order to successfully cape the essences of heritage site one must make sure technology is renewed and reusable.