Title: Folkvine.org as a model of virtual tourism

Authors: Craig Saper

Addresses: Texts and Technology Doctoral Program, Department of English, University of Central Florida, 4702 Shorecrest Drive, Orlando FL 32817-1239, USA

Abstract: The Folkvine.org website demonstrates design approaches with the artists| style as a guide. Tourism of the future may (by ecological necessity) require less actual travel and more virtual visits, and the website suggests a model for how to create virtual visits. The website demonstrates precisely how e-media forms and approaches change the content presented. It changes the types of content available by including visual, aural, and interactive materials. It also changes the essence of the materials; it makes the reading experience more visceral by presenting a different kind of information (mood, atmosphere, sensibility, etc.) that print-based non-fiction scholarship has had difficulty presenting.

Keywords: cultural tourism; virtual tourism; Florida; USA; folk art; folkvine.org; simulation; conservation; kit-bashing; clown shoes; quilts; deep comedy; electronic tourism.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDCET.2008.021408

International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, 2008 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.209 - 224

Published online: 24 Nov 2008 *

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