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Unlocking Nahua Cosmovision through Machine Learning

Pereda, J, Murrieta Flores, P and Sanchez, A Unlocking Nahua Cosmovision through Machine Learning. In: ICOFOM Annual Assembly . (ICOM & ICOFOM 47th Annual Assembly, 5-7 June 2024, University of St. Andrews). (Accepted)

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The tradition of writing in Mesoamerica was by paining. Most pre-Hispanic codices, however, would be destroyed during the Conquest of America. The tradition continued with colonial codices created by the tlacuiloque, where indigenous and Spanish techniques entangled while indigenous scholars resisted, contested, and fought to maintain their own traditions. The shift from pre-Hispanic to colonial codices marked significant changes in aesthetics and purposes. Pre-Hispanic codices combined painting, oral and performative traditions that served as mnemonic devices and held religious significance, connecting the diverse indigenous knowledge and cosmovision. It is estimated that around 20 pre-Hispanic codices survive, and the tradition of writing by painting was substantially transformed while preserving their legal relevance. Nonetheless, the legacy continues with over 500 colonial codices documented (Valle, 1999), and more being discovered by the communities that created and sheltered them. Codices chronicle the cosmovision, history, and mythologies of Mexican people and many still constitute ‘live documents’, influencing modern social practices (Jiménez Padilla & Villela Flores, 1999).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Art & Design
Publisher: ICOM
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2024 10:57
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2024 10:57
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22839
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