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A Study on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage-With Focus on the Theseus Program in Germany-

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2019, (72), pp.39-58
  • DOI : 10.31310/HUM.072.02
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : January 15, 2019
  • Accepted : January 31, 2019
  • Published : February 28, 2019

Yun-Sun Kim 1

1성균관대학교 하이브리드미래문화연구소

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ABSTRACT

The Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to a total technological change aimed at the automation of production structure and social structure through digitalization. The key point here is digital automation based on infinitely growing data. Digital automation stands for an economic system that works towards personalized service based on the connection between virtual reality and the actual world. The automation, in this context, means that the machine determines everything on its own allowing no human intervention. The basis of this mechanical system is the Internet, which is a global infrastructure that encompasses everything from economy, industry, technology and society to culture and makes them interact dynamically. Germany has paid attention to the use of the Internet, which is getting increasingly important in daily life and in the workplace, and has strategically encouraged its productive use through the Theseus program. The Theseus program aims to provide values to the knowledge existing on the Internet, making the people use it more frequently, and to rearrange and develop the less meaningful data into a new knowledge-based infrastructure. Among the subprograms presented in this program is Contentus, which is associated with the preservation of cultural heritage. It aims to establish digital libraries to digitize cultural programs and cultural heritages of various contents in the form of texts, pictures, and audio or video files and to preserve the cultural assets efficiently for the future generation.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.