37. Engaging a New Digital Citizenry

  1. Jo McDonald2 and
  2. Peter Veth3
  1. Michael Ashley and
  2. Cinzia Perlingieri

Published Online: 23 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch37

A Companion to Rock Art

A Companion to Rock Art

How to Cite

Ashley, M. and Perlingieri, C. (2012) Engaging a New Digital Citizenry, in A Companion to Rock Art (eds J. McDonald and P. Veth), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch37

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, University of Western Australia, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Western Australia, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of California at Berkeley, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334241

Online ISBN: 9781118253892



  • engaging a new digital citizenry, platform for indigenous digital heritage;
  • location-aware mobile capture devices and cloud-based data networks for sites;
  • singularity, technology and culture, to a point incomprehensible to the past;
  • Internet, and nature of communication, global, instant, and persistent;
  • archaeological approach to singularity;
  • achievements in personal/social communication, French Paleolithic to wall paintings;
  • The Internet, the World Wide Web, singularity for human communication;
  • digital storage, easy, but digital preservation hard to maintain;
  • the Internet and digital technology, volatile, friable, and at high risk;
  • born archival media, resilient digital surrogate withstanding limitless transfers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • The Emergence of Singularity Thinking

  • An Archaeological Approach to Singularity (And Single-Minded) Thinking

  • Heralding the Digital Dark Age

  • Multigenerational Memories in the New Millennium

  • Born Archival Media

  • Digital Surrogates of Hidden Heritage

  • Shifting Priorities and the Protection of Digital Heritage

  • A Platform for Indigenous Digital Heritage

  • Conclusions: We are the Singularity

  • References