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Rita Cattoni

Year of Award: 2017 Award State: Northern Territory Multimedia > General
Technology > General
To investigate convergent technology research for application in remote Indigenous media space - India, Canada, USA
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Major Findings
There are a number of new media technologies that could be deployed for social and cultural gain either directly or through the creation of efficiencies. The commercial nature of the broadcast industry generally puts many of these technologies outside the reach of organisations and individuals working in the noncommercial space, however, as the business world increasingly concedes the value of ‘community’, and we see that ‘scale-ability’ can work both ways, new opportunities and new applications emerge.

Centralised cloud-based libraries of content delivering video on a number of platforms is a model that could be adapted for use in remote Australia. A centralised library is a key feature utilised by IsumaTV and the adaptation of elements of their well-developed distribution technology to ICTV’s needs could mean substantial savings for development. Major advances in AI could also have an application in an Australian context through closed-captioning (for Indigenous languages), face-tracking (for identifying the images of deceased people in content) and text recognition (for efficiencies in operations).

I envisage that the development and implementation of a unique Integrated Video Distribution Solution for ICTV would involve the application and adaptation of the major findings of this report.

Keywords: Indigenous, remote, media, convergence, Inuit, language, technology, subtitle, Canada, India

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