The first delegation of technologists, researchers, archaeologists and first nations peoples to embark on our Cultural-Techo-Tour returned from a magical weekend on Quinkan Country in far north Queensland. With unique perspective and experience the crew joined forces to drive technological implementation to preserve and support Indigenous culture.
They spent the trip capturing drone footage, and photography which will help map out the Jarrmali Rock Art Sites using Geographic Information System (GIS) and train AI models to support the preservation of Indigenous culture through knowledge share.
What stemmed from a casual conversation between KJR and John Murison of Jarramali Rock Art Tours unfolded into an in-depth knowledge, experience and culture share. That pulled on the thread of preserving culture to also explore ecological and community preservation, as well as culture share enabled by virtual tourism.
The group joined accomplished musician Uncle Dave, and Johnny for the tour describing it as a truly ‘special experience’. Check out all they got up to in the video below.