November 2016 – I presented my work, “New Technologies in the Preservation and Development of Design in the Trinidad Carnival,” at the 21st Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT21) in Vienna, Austria. The archaeological conference was held at Vienna’s beautiful City Hall. I presented case studies for how we might employ new technologies in the preservation, analysis, and development of cultural artifacts with spatial, kinetic, and temporal dimensions. Using traditional costuming and historic characters in the Trinidad Carnival as a case study, I utilize parametric descriptions; augmented reality; and computer interaction to address problems of design, and problems of heritage. CHNT brings together a range of people and projects, revealing new ideas and discoveries on archaeology and cultural heritage. It introduces fascinating insights emerging from projects around the world.
Talk on New Technologies in Cultural Design Practices at CHNT21 in Austria