From Verbal To Three-Dimensional Digital Visual Text: A Construction Of A Javanese Prince

Authors: Harry Nuriman, Nia Kurniasih (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)
Speakers: Harry Nuriman, Nia Kurniasih
Topic: Textualization, Contextualization, Entextualization
The (SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL CALA 2020 General Session


Visualizations of the body of the famous Javanese Prince Diponegoro’s body appear in various media, ranging from sketches, paintings, sculptures, banknotes and coins, shadow puppets, stamps, theatrical performances and electronic devices. All these visualizations mostly follow the previous visualization influenced by artist imagination.

This research seeks to present Prince Diponegoro in three-dimensional animated visualization using a motion capture technique. To complete this, the project draws from authentic manuscript research from the autobiography of Babad Diponegoro. Further, the project employs intertextuality as a method to interpolate the data, and hence to obtain a satisfactory overall visualization. The physical features, gestures and paralinguistic elements contained in the verbal text of Babad Diponegoro, have been employed using motion capture data based on events written in the Babad Diponegoro. Many existing representations of the prince exist. However, this study attempts to rethink these existing visualizations, so to produce a much more accurate, if not completely new icon, thus differing to the existing representations.

Keywords: Prince Diponegoro, intertextuality, verbal text, digital visual text, motion capture