• The Legacy and the Rebirth of Modern Radio

    There is a time where radio is called as “Pesawat Radio” (Radio Receiver) and it is a common term used by people as radio broadcast “transports” messages in forms of news or entertainment. Radio broadcast connects and brings those who are separated by distance closer. Through the transmission of radio wave, radio is able to send the voice of people who give information, knowledge and hope, making his or her presence materialized in people’s mind. The technology of radio is one of “miracles” created by mankind by understanding the principle of radio wave that is transmitted through space. The same principle becomes a foundation for communication technology that is advanced with the invention of satelite technology. “Pesawat Radio”, in the other hand, is a tool whose function is to receive radio wave from transmitter. The history of “Pesawat Radio” development shows two important facts. First, the invention of radio is possible due to the creation of transistor and the development of knowledge and technology that support transmission system, making the discovery of radio waves is able to be conducted. Technology advancement also improves radio’s technology, from analog signal to digital one. Second, development of “Pesawat Radio” also changes the way the design of the radio, changing its aesthetic appeal in each period of time. The design of radio is revolutionalized with new invention in science, technology and aesthetic appeal.

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  • Indonesia Gave Local Crafts to OKI Delegates

    Indonesian government provided various gifts that are decorated with many types of local patterns for all countries delegate who attended Konferensi Tingkat Tinggi Luar Biasa Organisasi Kerja Sama Islam (OKI). For example, gifts that were provided to the delegates were note books decorated with the pattern of Palembang woven fabric and handkerchief that was embellished with Bajaik Padang pattern. Both gifts were created by Heni Adly.

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  • Maintaining Indonesian Tradition in Contemporary Form

    Tradition, along with culture, is a heritage of the civilization of mankind that is passed by a generation and inherited by the present or next generation. The form of tradition itself is established after undertaking various changes and transformation for generations. Some of the traditions thrive and are able to adapt and endure drastic changes in society, especially in modernization, and continue growing and spreading its influences. Other traditions, however, are not that lucky and wither away as it is not able to appeal the ever-changing mass.

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  • The Brief History and the Heritage of Batik

    It is not hard to see the diversity of arts and cultures in Indonesian society as the people often use and assimilate local traditional arts that are passed by previous generations to current generation into their daily life. When you take a stroll to a traditional market or visit a sophisticated boutique, you may find people wearing batik, Indonesian traditional fabric, while doing their daily activities or see some designer clothes displayed that use batik ornamentation. in the boutique.

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  • The Cultural and the Artistic Value of Keris

    There is a time where traditional weapons are used extensively to spill people’s blood in wars and for some people, it becomes a symbol of power. During times of peace, however, the value of traditional weapons gradually changes and now it is not merely a tool to kill; it becomes a spiritual object that defines its wielders and their cultures. Keris, an Indonesian traditional asymmetrical dagger, is one of the weapons that transcend its core function where it is used to kill people. It also becomes a ceremonial attire that plays a significant role in Indonesian people’s daily life due to its prominent social and spiritual value.

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  • Introduction to the Types of Wayang

    Introduction to the Types of Wayang

    July 18, 2016 – Posted in: History

    In the past, listening to a story is people’s favorite pastime that manifests the cultural and social condition of their society. The technique of the narrative and the content of the story also reflect the tradition and culture upheld by the population. There are many mass communication media that are used as a form of storytelling that brings a big impact toward the cultural and social development of the society. One of the earliest methods of storytelling is perhaps telling a story directly to the audience while facing each other. The method then evolves and integrate other elements of local and other nation’s tradition and culture, giving a birth to wayang.

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