Garden Puerto Rico will host and develop a new space to apply innovation in the digital humanities‘ to the art, history and heritage of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean’s geographic attributes.
A sustainable conservation model built along four axes – Education-Research / Communities-Wellbeing / Sustainable Planning-Tourism / Creative Economy-Workforce Development –interacts as a holistic mode to create almost infinite combinations of projects supporting the preservation of historic materials, cultural and intangible heritage and natural landscapes.
Through digital tools and the use of technologies like AI, VR-AR, machine learning, 3D scanning, LIDAR photogrammetry, material characterization, video games and 360 images, we have developed products and activities to produce art and tech performances, showcases and documentaries. From cave art archaeology to medieval Spanish archives, passing through the real Pirates of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico bears troves of unknown heritage and untold stories, all available for enjoyment in the digital era.
In the process of rediscovering our heritage with digital tools and technology we are supporting communities to capture and strengthen the passion for preserving our heritage and citizens’ wellbeing.
Joaquin Fargas, Art, Science and Technology – AR (JF/AST-AR)
Ars Electronica Garden Buenos Aires – AR (AEGBA-AR)
Destination Marketing Organization Puerto Rico – PR (DMO-PR)
Pulsar La Tierra, Puerto Rico Staff – PR (PT/PRS-PR)
PRSTRT – Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust, CHIP – Cultural Heritage Innovation Program (PR)
The Journey „Rediscovering our Art Culture and Heritage in a Digital Era“ gives an impression of the garden Puerto Rico and its main topics.
Joaquín Fargas (AR), Giselle Aviles (PR), Carola Cintrón (PR)
This program opens with a welcome from our host institution, the UAGM Museum. Soon after, Joaquín Fargas’ performance will take place, effectively connecting Garden Buenos Aires with Garden Puerto Rico. The performance will attempt to showcase the Earth’s lifeforce as it relates to our human body, where information is dispersed in every cell, while also being interconnected as a whole – a sort of crypto body.
Pedro Cruz Rivera, José David Torres Quiñones, Jorge Valentine
This webinar series takes a closer look at the importance of democratizing technological tools and the practical applications of technology in education. Computer Vision is one of the most important subsets of Machine Learning (ML) and it is the technology that powers Augmented Reality (AR) filters, among other things. Another technological tool that is becoming more accessible to the general public is Virtual Reality (VR).
Moderator: Johnny Lugo Vega, PhD (PR), Shirley McPhaul MA, PRSTRT-CHIP (PR)
This webinar series explores how technology access has a concrete (and potential) social transformative effect when applied to cultural heritage conservation and cultural production. When it comes to cultural heritage conservation, the decaying infrastructure of historic buildings is a real problem, even more so in rural areas. It is clear that digital tools facilitate cultural heritage preservation for future generations.
Alitza Cardona Collazo – PR – Speaker, Irene Esteves Amador – PR – Speaker, Antonio Martínez Collazo – PR – Speaker
This Webinar Series presents different documentation approaches and methods using digital technologies for cultural heritage conservation and preservation.
Luz A. Crespo Valentín (PR), Brad Dean (PR), Johnny Lugo Vega (PR)
As part of our approach to this year’s theme, A New Digital Deal, we want to showcase the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust’s mission to apply digital technology, innovation and research to resolve the social challenges that afflict Puerto Rican communities.