Our firm is the melding of two of Charlie Guy's (original founder) primary interests: passion for his family’s (Langille) Foreign Protestants heritage and the use of technology to improve and enhance people’s lives. AncestralTEC, LLC, is now developing and deploying modern technological solutions to help rural communities economically grow by attracting more ancestral and heritage sensitive visitors while also respecting and honoring the heritage and cultural past. AncestralTEC, LLC, is donating to the not-for-profit digital ForeignProtestants.com Society all the software development and implementation costs for this very complex technological solution.
Our approach is consistent with the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Project*. Our solutions can assist residents, business and political leaders, and the non-profit civic organizations of developing communities to better focus upon the benefits of developing and/or attracting more creative economy/industries with UNESCO’s thematic networks:
- Crafts & Folk Arts
- Media Arts
The creative economy is an evolving concept based on the potential of creative assets to generate socio-economic growth and development in a globalized world increasingly dominated by images, sounds, texts, and symbols.
At the heart of the creative economy lie the creative industries:
Loosely defined as the crossroads of arts, culture, business, and technology using intellectual capital as their primary input.
These creative industries range from folk art, festivals, music, books, newspapers, paintings, sculptures, and performing arts to more technology-intensive subsections such as the film industry, TV, and radio broadcasting, digital animation and video games, and finally to more service-oriented fields such as architectural and advertising services. r
Developing Rural Communities may now find an additional method to optimize the potential for their creative economies to assist in generating improved economic growth and job creation while at the same time promoting and protecting their multi-cultural diversity, social inclusion, and maximum human development.
|*Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)|