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2023:Program/ESEAP Region/ZXKMJG-WikiTirta: Digitizing, Mapping Historical Places of self-purification in Bali and Preserving Culture

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Title: WikiTirta: Digitizing, Mapping Historical Places of self-purification in Bali and Preserving Culture


Angga Buana

I am Angga from Bali. I like to learn new things and have an interest in preserving and digitizing culture

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Room: Plenary Hall

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 11:50:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 12:05:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

Track: ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 15 minutes

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Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

It will be discussed how our passion is in preserving Balinese culture through providing accurate information and publication of places of self-purification in Bali through Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. Last but not least, this project also preserves the Balinese language through the Balinese Wikipedia.

Description[edit source]

Bali is a religious island. The majority of the population on this island are adherents of the Hindu religion or the “tirta religion” which considers water as an important element in religious ceremonial processions and in everyday life. One of the cultures born from this belief is “malukat” (self-purification using holy water). But unfortunately, there is not much adequate information about malukat and the place to carry out this procession. WikiTirta is a project to document and map malukat places in Bali in the form of images and metadata. In addition, we also provide accurate information through articles on Wikipedia Bali as our effort to preserve our mother tongue.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This session will be very related to diversity, collaboration future because in the future we hope to involve various parties such as academics, village managers, government, cultural and tourism observers and others to participate in building and preserving culture through providing accurate information. The result is that in the future, cultures, especially in Bali, are more documented and mapped to make them more recognizable and of course easier to access. So that the culture that exists today remains sustainable into the future.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand