Capturing our cultural intangible textile heritage: Mocap and craft technology

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Textile craft and textile design have always had an important social, cultural and economic impact on both individuals and societies. The cultural heritage of textiles does not end with the preservation and collection of costumes and other textiles in museums. It also includes living traditions inherited from our ancestors. Furthermore, understanding craft and craft processes are crucial when considering both past societies and the cultural heritage of humankind. The study of intangible processes, hidden within archaeological objects, crafts, action and activities as well as cognitive processes, involves both practical and theoretical considerations. Today, computer applications such as Motion Capture can enhance our knowledge of the complexity and variety of artifacts, their production, and how various craft traditions develop over time, yielding new insights and perspectives applicable to ancient societies as well as to traditional craft today.


External organisations
  • University of Copenhagen
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Archaeology


  • Craft, Textile processes, Motion Capture, Archaeology, Theories of practices
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Heritage, Progress in cultural heritage: Documentation, Preservation and Protection
Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016 Nicosia, Cyprus, October 31 – November 5, 2016 Proceedings, Part II
EditorsMarinos Ioannides, Antonella Fresa, Eleanor Fink, Gunnar Liestöl, Antonia Moropoulou, Vlatka Rajcic, Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, Pierre Grussenmeyer
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-48974-2
ISBN (Print) 978-3-319-48973-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 28
Publication categoryResearch
EventInternational Conference on Digital Heritage, EuroMed 2016 - Nicosa, Cyprus
Duration: 2016 Oct 312016 Nov 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferenceInternational Conference on Digital Heritage, EuroMed 2016
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