The Maps of Time. Real Communities-Virtual Worlds-Experimented Pasts
Project Coordinator: Professor Dragos Gheorghiu
The project is funded
by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS - UEFISCDI
Project Registration Code: PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0245 (No. 138 from 31.10.2011)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
The principal objective of the Project Time Maps. Real Communities, Virtual Worlds, Experimented Pasts [PN II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0245] is to create a synthesis between art (as technê) and science, and to elaborate a methodology for its study and practical application to contemporary society. Another objective is the elaboration of an experimental basis for the rediscovery and reinsertion into society of ancient technologies, and the elaboration of a set of activities for the wide dissemination of the project results. The project’s intermediary objectives are the provision of an educational framework and tools and the set-up of a communications and collaboration network to promote the immaterial heritage in association with institutions and communities from Romania and abroad.
The Project intends, through a series of experiments, to recover the knowhow of ancient technologies, and therefore to generate a new attitude in art through their reintroduction in the contemporary world, thus also promoting the synthesis between art and science. The social role of the project is to help disadvantaged or rural or urban communities lacking visibility, by helping them promote their past, and educating the younger generation to discover and preserve the local immaterial heritage. A goal of the project is to set up a European network that will promote a new paradigm for approaching the Past.