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Hello everyone!

Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2019!

For all those wondering why am I being so philosophical with my blog post title, this blog is a written reflection for the assignment task that is asked at my University. The actual content of my topic for today can be heard in the podcast below. Do have a hear, people!

In my podcast, I have spoken about digitalisation of heritage in general and what are the factors that drive towards having a digital reconstruction. Initially, I have introduced the topic. As the podcast plays further, I have given some technical aspects of how this process is done. While towards the end, I have mentioned why on the contrary having cultural heritage is important as opposed to digital representation to give a bit of a balance to the topic and not to drive my listeners to be influenced with only my opinion. The reason to do this is, I want my readers to interpret and form their own opinion. This is why I have also stated two questioned at the start of my podcast to create a curiosity into the listener’s mind so that they can also analyse their own answers and their beliefs.

My podcast is a blend of factual statements as well as my opinions. I have strategically used those sources that have similar opinions as mine so that I can use them well in my podcast. Most of the podcast is definitely opinion based, however the ideas are strictly driven from scholarly articles. Not only scholarly articles, but I have also used an online news article by ‘The Conversation”, so that there is not only academic research but also statements made by other media companies. I have only used my voice in the podcast. Hence neither any Creative Commons licensed material has been used nor anyone else’s voice. However, I have used a CC licensed image in this blog post.

Challenges that I faced with this task was to find appropriate content. Since the topic was vast and there was plenty content available, it was difficult to understand and choose how exactly to frame the script and create the podcast. Another difficult situation to face was to find a quiet place to record, eventually I ended up recording in the Burwood Campus library. As easy as this task seems to be, it is more time consuming. It was a tough job to choose ideas and what exactly do I want in my podcast after reading articles, that too in just 5 minutes. What I learnt from this task is to read as much as you can, since I could put a lot of opinionated content into the podcast, I felt I could have had much straightforward content if I read comparatively more.




Hear the podcast embedded above and please provide feedback! Thank you!

Have a good day!



Economou, M. 2015, ‘Heritage in the Digital Age’, pp 215-229
Freeman CG. 2018, How the internet is reshaping World Heritage and our experience of it, The Conversation, retrieved 9 January 2019, <;
Matthes EH. 2018, The Ethics of Cultural Heritage, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, retrieved 9 January 2019, <;
Taylor & Francis 2008, New Media and Cultural Heritage, eds. Kalay, Y E., Kvan, T. & Affleck, J., Routledge, London and New York, pp 1-314, retrieved 9 January 2019, <;


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