Topic: e-infrastructures

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Inspired – EGI newsletter issue #20 online!

“Inspired” is the quarterly EGI (European Grid Infrastructure) newsletter, reports the organisation’s latest achievements and all the initiatives near to the thematic around the EGI community. The #20 issue is now available online and it hosts an article about the CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project with a special focus on the project outcomes and in particular on the Roadmap development. Continue reading


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International conference TPDL 2015. Final agenda online!

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2015 is organised by Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center and will be held in Poznań, Poland, on September 14-18, 2015. EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 31ST OF JULY! Continue reading


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International conference on Open Source Software Computing

The first international conference on Open Source Software Computing (OSSCOM 2015), being held at the German Jordanian University Campus in Madaba, Jordan, on 10-13 September 2015, aims to promote opportunities for cooperation towards enabling Open Source Software key technologies, building cross-cutting sciences and driving disruptive innovations; to disseminate research on technology and applications of open source software computing; to expand the framework of effective participation of universities in developing OSS industry through incubators and business accelerators. Submission deadline for full papers, short papers, demonstrations, special sessions: 15 August 2015. Continue reading


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African digital collages of past and present

Jepchumba of Africandigitalart.com presents us the digital collage, in Africa a growing form of art that utilises technology to produce a range of artworks, incorporating digital video, animation, photography, animated gif’s and digital photo manipulation. Through digital new stories of Africa emerge, setting an alternative – and often critical – narration against the image of Africa we think to know. Continue reading


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About teamLab, Tokyo-based digital artist collaborative

teamLab, founded in 2001, is a collaborative creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as “ultra-technologists” their aim is to achieve a balance between art, science, technology and creativity. teamLab ultratechnologists believe that digital technology can expand art and that digital art can create new relationships between people; they work for an interactive relationship between people and art and for children experiencing shared and co-creative spaces. Continue reading


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Culture as fundamental asset for development

Next 15 July, at the venue of Expo Venice, DiCultHer and Only Italia are presenting their catalogue-programme of cultural events taking place in the Expo framework during the next months. DiCultHer and Only Italia intend to show many of the beautiful things surrounding our daily life and explain to the interlocutors (business visitors, delegates from local and national governments) that culture is a strategic investment, which intelligently implemented can support development and relations among communities. Continue reading


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Badilisha Poetry: African poetry goes mobile digital

Badilisha Poetry X-Change is both an online audio archive and Pan-African poetry show delivered in radio format. Now the largest online collective of African poets on the planet, Badilisha has showcased and archived over 350 Pan-African poets from 24 different countries. It reflects the myriad of rhythms and rhymes, voices, perspectives and aspirations from all corners of the globe. Continue reading


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Workshop about Innovation Policies for Cultural Heritage Institutions

The CIVIC ESPISTEMOLOGIES project’s has the task to design a Roadmap for broadening e-Infrastructure deployment to support citizen researchers in digital culture. A first draft version of the Roadmap has been presented at the Workshop on the Roadmap in Leuven (20 February … Continue reading


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Startup Europe: online portal for European tech startups

Startup Europe is an EC initiative which aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU. It has just launched a brand new website, a single-entry-point portal entirely dedicated to European tech startups with the mission of uniting their ecosystems.
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GHOST: Technology that leaps out of the screen

Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionise the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. Imagine pulling objects and data out of the screen and playing with these in mid-air. Continue reading