Archive for November 2010

From Data to Celebration of Cultural Heritages

November 26, 2010

discussions in National Workshop “Intellectual Property and the Documentation and Establishment of Database of Traditional Knowledge, Folklore, and Intangible Cultural Heritage”
Bandung, November 26th 2010


There are more than 300 ethnic groups in Indonesia and most of them are still living with their traditional rites, dances, fabrics, architecture, etc. along with their modern living. The living heterogeneous cultures are signed with almost 7% of the total living languages noted in the world [4]. Each culture have their own stories, ways of life, and collective wisdom as reflected in their cultural heritages that are traditional yet have merged into our modern times. (more…)

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Borobudur dan Algoritma Cangkang Kerang

November 2, 2010

Sebagai sebuah negeri di kawasan khatulistiwa, yang luas lautannya lebih besar daripada luas daratannya, di Indonesia terdapat luar biasa banyaknya jenis kerang-kerangan laut. Warnanya  pun bermacam-macam. Pola pigmentasi kulit kerang laut sangat indah, kompleks! Setiap kali kita bermain-main di tepi pantai di kawasan nusantara yang masih asri, kita akan takjub memperhatikan goresan-goresan lukisan alam di kulit kerang yang indah sekali. Goresan-goresan sederhana yang hasilkan pola yang luar biasa kompleks, yang ketika di-implementasi pada bangun 3-dimensi menguak takdir kompleksitas bangunan kuno candi Borobudur! (more…)