Sara Akhlaq Digital Cultural Heritage

Sara was a research associate at Urban Complexity Lab at FH Potsdam. Her main area of interest is digitization of cultural heritage and the ways in which it could be represented and disseminated.

Sara did her Master’s in Heritage Conservation and Site Management from Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. During her studies, she focused on heritage information technology, different marketing strategies for World Heritage Sites and heritage legislation. For her master’s thesis, Sara chose the topic of ‘Ethical Dimensions of 3D Digital Documentation of Cultural Heritage’. Prior to joining UCLAB, Sara worked as a research assistant at the Cultural Heritage Digitization Lab of Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research. During this experience she did applied research on managing cultural heritage data, developing metadata schema of digital cultural heritage, copyrights retention, and also performed photogrammetric accusation of museum artefacts.

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Publications Published Works

Data Montage: Towards Coherence in Multimodal Data Representation

— DH Benelux 2022: RE-MIX. Creation and alteration in DH, 2022

Drawing from the history of theatre and cinema, we present theoretical research on multi-modal data representations, such as sonifications, edibilizations, olfactations, and physicalizations. We contribute to digital humanities by translating montage of attraction to multimodal data representation and reflect on how the careful combination of modal variables can contribute to the coherence and emotional impact of multimodal interfaces.