Topic: interactivity

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Innovate your photographic heritage and your future business!

Prof. Fred Truyen of KU Leuven recently published an interesting article on his Digital Culture blog, under the title “Europeana Space Photo pilot: Innovate your photographic heritage … and your future business!” The article tells the commitment the E-Space project is devoting through its Photo Pilot to demonstrating a range of possibilities offered by apps, Europeana API’s and a multitude of tools developed by the open source community to come up with innovative models involving historical and present-day photography, with monetising potential and investment appeal. Continue reading


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With citizen science YOU can make the difference

«Citizen science is a way for average people, like you and me, to do real “help answer the big questions” science, even if you never finished high school». So Chandra Clarke, president of editing and proofreading company Scribendi.com, recently speaking at the TEDx Chatham-Kent event on the topic of citizen science. Her talk highlighted the potential of amateur science and the various ways in which the public can engage in academic research. Continue reading


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Human Ecosystems at EXPO Aquae Venezia

Workshop and round-table “Analysis and interpretation of evolving cultural phenomena – Human Ecosystems” is organised by Only Italia and DiCultHer in collaboration with BAICR, INSOR and 4Changing. Based upon the activies carried on by the Human Ecosystems project, which has captured and analysed 3 months of public social networking conversations about water across various cities of the world, this workshop will focus on the analysis and study of evolving cultural phenomena and their artistic representation through open data and social networks. Continue reading


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Tu.ukz: right artist of the wrong new digital art

Arthur Machado, also known as Tu.ukz, is a 23 year old artist from Amazonia, Brazil. He started doing art when he was 17, drawing and painting. When he was 20 he discovered digital art. «It is taking a while – he says – until people admit computer art as art. But it’s normal, people need time to get used to innovation. Moreover, digital art is a completely new concept; it is not touchable, there are only data information, pixels and screens. To me, internet is the same as the environment of dream. And apparently, we are improving our way of dreaming day by day. You cannot touch it, but it is there». Tu.ukz is ambassador of The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, this year being held online in November. Continue reading


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Europeana Space Jam at Culture Jam 2015

At the Europeana Creative “Culture Jam” event, closing conference of the widely praised Europeana Creative project at the National Library of Austria (July 9th and 10th), the Europeana Space project was brought to the attention of the creative industry scene in Austria. During various sessions the EuropeanaTV pilot was demonstrated and the upcoming hackathons and business modelling workshops were announced. Continue reading


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Uprise Festival 2015. Get Ready to Start Up!

During this edition of UPRISE Startup Festival, taking place on September 25-26, UPRISE will showcase 200 international startups, a showcase programme for young to mid-stage startup companies, to 10.000 attendees. The event will be held at NDSM Werf in Amsterdam. Partners include Red Bull, Sonos, Facebook, Rockstart and UVA, VU Amsterdam and NRCQ. Continue reading


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Photomediations: An Open Book on tour

Photomediations: An Open Book, produced by one of the pilots of the Europeana Space, has recently enjoyed an enthusiastic response from a variety of international audience. 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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Zamani Project: report from Meroe, Sudan

Led by Prof. Heinz Rüther, since 2004 the Zamani project has been documenting African historical sites with the aim of creating accurate digital records for future generations. In March 2015 the Zamani partners went back to Sudan, where they had previously been to document the temple complex of Musawwarat es-Sufra. Objective of the new mission was to digitally record the Pyramids of Meroe (Begarawiyah), recognised as UNESCO World Heritage. Continue reading


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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