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 Post subject: INDIGENOUS ART TO BE PROTECTED THROUGH DOT TECHNOLOGY
PostPosted: 05.05.2008, 17:48 
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http://www.isx.org.au/forums/read.php?17,3534

Neat!

"It is hoped a series of tiny dots will protect thousands of Australian Indigenous artworks and artists from fraud and exploitation.

Former Northern Territory government minister Peter Toyne is an executive with Alice Springs-based company IdenteArt, which developed the technology alongside the CSIRO.

The artwork is protected by microscopic dots that store information about the artist and the gallery or art centre where the work was made.

The information will then be stored on a national database held in trust by the Federal Government.

The dots are either sprayed onto a tamper-proof label or directly onto the works themselves.

Dr Toyne says about 12,000 Indigenous artworks are in the process of being protected by the dots."


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 Post subject: Re: INDIGENOUS ART TO BE PROTECTED THROUGH DOT TECHNOLOGY
PostPosted: 05.05.2008, 22:37 
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thats cool!
i hope it works.

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 Post subject: Re: INDIGENOUS ART TO BE PROTECTED THROUGH DOT TECHNOLOGY
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Call me a hardened cynic, but I think the amount of fraud and exploitation that this will prevent will be miniscule.

As long as customers are unable to tell what they're looking at themselves, they will be exploited, just like the artwork and artists. How can a normal customer tell if these dot tags are real or not? It only really works if firstly, you're able to scan the label personally, and secondly, the data means something to you - i.e. you know the artist's work, how they paint etc.

I could go on and on, but it's going to be way more difficult than that to make any real impact.

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 Post subject: Re: INDIGENOUS ART TO BE PROTECTED THROUGH DOT TECHNOLOGY
PostPosted: 07.05.2008, 02:08 
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i agree, but its still a start.

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