Author Archives: Claudia Pierotti

Cultural Heritage plus Digital Technologies? A good omen for the future

Digital technologies are today increasingly used for the preservation, representation, enjoyment and promotion of our cultural heritage. What are the implications of the use of digital technologies applied to Cultural Heritage? What are its benefits and its limitations? We tried to answer these questions by interviewing some experts in the field: Alberto Antinori, geologist, GIS, Remote Sensing & Terrain Modeler expert; Roberto Angeletti, architect, SW Programmer, GIS and 3D expert; Antonello Buccella, draftsman and 3D modeler. Continue reading


ARTE.it wants Italian Art to be Italy’s strong point

The discrepancy between the importance and richness of Italian art heritage and the Italian ability to exploit its business potential seems to be due to a “lack of a systematic approach”. In 2012, ARTE.it gave life to the first project of Italian art mapping, to make Italian art Italy’s strong point. On occasion of LuBeC 2013, previewed the new version of the site. Continue reading


3D video mapping about the history of Byblos city, Lebanon

A free 3D projection mapping about the history of Byblos, Unesco World Heritage Site, held at the city port during the Byblos International Festival. The 3D show was organized by I AM project, aimed at the tourist/economic development of the Mediterranean region. Continue reading


First edition of AMIEX
Art & Museum International Exhibition Exchange

On the 11th – 12th of March 2014, at the Centro Congressi Lingotto, in Turin, is being held the start-up edition of AMIEX, the first European marketplace where Business and Culture meet for the development, the exchange and the co-production of exhibitions and cultural events. AMIEX wants Italy to be proactive and cutting-edge in the field of technological innovation. Continue reading


Mash-up, remix: new languages for new technologies

On the 13th October 2013, last day of the Internet Festival,the workshop “Mashup, remix: new languages for new technologies” was held in the theater of the Arsenale, the historical “cinema d’essai” in Pisa. Topic of the workshop: the mash-up phenomenon, that is the reuse of different types of video material, largely present in the web, to be transformed in various way in order to create new works. Continue reading


BGS launched the GB3D Virtual Fossil Collection

On the 22nd August 2013, the British Geological Survey (BGS) launched the world’s first 3D virtual fossil collection to the public. Through an internal search engine, the users can browse and free-download (on computers, tablets and smart-phones) information and thousands of HD images and 3D digital models. Many of them are available for 3D printing.

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9th International SITIS Conference

From the 2nd to the 5th of December 2013, at the Terrsa Conference Center of Kyoto, in Japan, was held the IEEE 9th International SITIS Conference. The SITIS conference is dedicated to research on the technologies used to represent, share and process information in various forms, ranging from signal, image and multimedia data to traditional structured data and semi-structured data found in the web. Continue reading


Archeovirtual, The Future’s Museum

On the 14th – 17th November 2013, in Paestum (Salerno), on the occasion of the Mediterranean Expo of Archaeological Tourism (BMTA), is being held Archeovirtual, the largest international exhibition of virtual and robotic reality applied to cultural heritage. During the Workshop on Saturday 16th, the attendees will discuss the topic “The Future’s Museum”, centred on the problem of museum communication. Continue reading


Implementation of a European e-Infrastructure for the 21st Century

On the 12th July 2013, the EIROforum IT working group published a document entitled “Implementation of a European e-Infrastructure for the 21st Century”. The objective of the implementation plan is to put in place the e-Infrastructure commons that will enable digital science by introducing IT as a service to the public research sector in Europe. Continue reading


Carrozza’s Decree: Italian school little digital

The Italian School for the moment will be little digital, as we knew. Carrozza’s Decree actually annuls the acceleration given by Minister Francesco Profumo.Despite of that, in Italy the Italian digital readers number increases by 45,5%, as AIE (Italian Publishers Association) registered during the 6th Editech edition. The Italians’ 61,5% reads at least an e-Book.

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