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"The First Virtual Monument"
"The First Virtual Monument"

Author(s): Vladimir Pajić
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Keywords: virtual; monument; community; intangible heritage; video games

Summary/Abstract: "Galente Dreadnought" is a battleship of a great scale. It is the one of the many capital ships, destroyed during clashes between CFC-Russian alliance and N3-Pandemik legions in the Battle of Point B-R5RB, which took place in 2013. This battleground, with over five thousand buildings destroyed, has become a historical site where in its center a monument has been built and is named after the ancient model, Titanomachy. The aforementioned battle took place in the virtual space-universe.The excellence of virtual and its monument and cultural potential, in terms of cultural heritage, is the new and partially treated area of the deliberation of the heritage. Special features of the virtual historical happenings and events, which contain the properties of heritage, were treated in example of Eve Online community, with special emphasis on the necessity for redefinition of the conventional approaches to the digital and immaterial heritage. Affirmation and identification of virtual as a heritage has been questioned in light of its socio-economic and public value.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 108-115
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Serbian