Utilizing Social Media for Cultural Education in Indonesia

Budi Christian, Albert and Sanjaya, Ridwan (2013) Utilizing Social Media for Cultural Education in Indonesia. The International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management, 21 (1). pp. 8-12. ISSN 0858-7027

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Culture is the way of life which is developed and owned jointly by a group of people and passed on few generations. Among many parts of culture, one point that cannot be forgotten is art. It often shows off the area where the art is originated, and indicates the cultural richness of a region. As time goes by, art is now acknowledged as an identity of the region and becomes the property of the area. Therefore, art could become one of the main attractions in the respective area, since it is a characteristic that cannot be found in other areas. Art is a quite interesting matter to be learned, because it has a story which tells the origin and the identity of the art itself. In each area, art is usually passed through the generations in which the art was born, and has its own characteristic in the perpetuation of the local art itself. However, there is involvement of an art studio in the area. Within each art studio, there is a senior who mastered the art and become a teacher for the beginners. The current teaching method is vary, such as tutoring, taught for free, some used verbal and non verbal communication and so on. Communication is a basic human need, and has been proven that the baby in the womb is able to communicate with her mother. In fact, someone who never be taught the communication mostly cannot interact with others. Then it will evolve over the years, and until now, social media becomes one of the famous communication media in the world. Nowadays, social media is used by all people ranging from children to adults. There are even some users who are extremely addicted and cannot be separated from social media. This fact shows social media has a big chance to promote the art from region to worldwide. Therefore, social media will be chosen as the media to further promote Wayang Kulit, as one of the Indonesian cultural heritage. Furthermore, this paper will discuss about the utilization of Wayang Network as social media for cultural education, especially in the field of art at Indonesia. Then, it is expected that the utilization of social media can result to the more exposure for Wayang Kulit, and also to promote Indonesian art heritage worldwide. Moreover, this paper will introduce social media as the most effective way to be used for any kind of art heritage.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 000 Computer Science, Information and General Works > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > Information Systems
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science > Department of Information Systems
Depositing User: Mr Ridwan Sanjaya
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 06:26
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2015 05:24
URI: http://repository.unika.ac.id/id/eprint/15

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