Preserving Culture Through Technology
Globalization has had a big impact on cultures across the world. Over time, there are chances that culture will be a mix up of so many aspects of subcultures across the world. While some people will have their culture fade, others will be acculturated into other people’s ways of life. The cultures dominant on the most common media have high chances of survival increasing chances of having only one culture in the future. However, a world with only one culture would be one dull and boring world with nothing to learn.
While technology is seen as the greatest threat to the culture, it can also be the greatest preservative of culture. A digital strategy can be used to build the remaining patches of badly eroded culture towards making them what they initially were. While very few books still exist digging deep into some cultures, the remaining people with deep knowledge of their culture may be a great source of information. However, most of these people are old and may be prone to loss of memory. There is a need to have a strategy to build one culture from different angles and different people and later harmonize it into one. Through both written and unwritten cultural aspects, it would be easy to later come up with more reliable information about various culture and make such information online.
With a well-built culture, generations to come would have a chance to easily access their culture and also have the privilege of accessing each aspect of the culture in question. The building of the eroded strengths of some cultures would be rejuvenated back to life and fill the world with the pomp of colors when it comes to cultural diversity.
There are some art centers still open across the world as preservation centers for different cultures with some very well equipped. Some of the cultural centers tend to focus more on the art aspect and tend to use these arts to explain some aspects of the life of the people in question. Digital culture preservation would not only capture these arts but also place them in their application. As a result, most aspects of cultural tourism would become more interesting as tourists go to places they have taken time to explore online before visiting the actual place in question.
Digital art and culture preservation would also need high-quality audiovisual recordings of various aspects of the culture and arts making it possible for the entire world to explore the culture in question. Various artists would also give first-hand information on what inspired their art and have such recordings last beyond their lifespans. Having various aspects of the culture in digital form and also making it sharable on social media would make it easier for people born from a specific culture to learn most aspects of their culture and also take time to learn and understand those of their friends and colleagues. Capturing various aspects of the culture would also have a platform that makes it possible for cultural tourism, management system and also have a platform where artists can have some economic gains. As a result, the staunch preservatives of various cultures would be encouraged to continue with their good work.