Technologically-mediated commemorative tattoo practice
Project Name: Technologically-mediated commemorative tattoo practice
This project focused on aspects of UX research and design for a digital repository for commemorative tattoos and contextualizing narratives. We repurposed and pilot-tested omeka as a tool of social empowerment.
Lab Collaborators: Robert Duhig
Other Collaborators: Deborah Davidson (Department of Sociology, York University)
The Tattoo Project
The Tattoo Project is an interdisciplinary project that has several objectives:
- To provide a repository for commemorative tattoos, for the public to upload their commemorative tattoos and contextualizing narratives, empowering users to make the project a social tool of their own;
- To serve as a cultural heritage site, acknowledging important memories and sharing them publicly;
- To provide scholars with a digital database of commemorative tattoos and narratives for analysis;
- To develop relationships between academics and the public.
The project website for the Tattoo project is https://thetattooproject.info/.
Project Outputs and Results: