Topic: e-infrastructures

Folasade Adeoso, The ocean is a woman, 2013. Photograph: Folasade Adeoso
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


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Only Italia hosts Greenevo at Aquae Venezia

Only Italia dedicated the full day of 2nd July 2015 to one of the most important country in the European east, Poland, traditional business partner of Italy as well as strategic hub to that Europe’s area more and more oriented towards the great east market. This important day was devoted to Greenevo, programme realised in 2009 by the Polish Ministry of Environment with the aim of bringing together and promoting abroad the Polish firms working in the field of green technology. Continue reading


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Alinari and Google tell Italy in a mobile App

A new App, born from the collaboration between Alinari (firm working since 1852 in the field of photography and image communication) and the Google Cultural Institute (digital platform devoted to safeguarding and promoting culture online) enables people to explore Alinari’s archives also on mobile devices. The App, which is downloadable for free from the Play Store, gives access to two new digital exhibitions: “Italy in food” and “The Great War”. Continue reading


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MuDA is the Museum of Digital Art…stay tuned!

MuDA stands for Museum of Digital Art. The Museum of Digital Art is dedicated to the art of code and the questions raised by the interactions between data, algorithms and society. It will have a virtual presence, on pretty much every screen connected to the internet. And a physical presence in the ground floor of the first high rise building of Zurich, Switzerland. The MuDA is initiated by the non-profit Digital Arts Association and bound to open its doors, with your help, in January 2016. Continue reading