Author Archives: Claudia Pierotti

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ADDICTed to creative and cultural industries!

Last month EBN welcomed ADDICT – Creative Industries Portugal, the Creative Industries Agency in Portugal. ADDICT is a non-profit association created in 2008. It currently gathers around 100 members and is recognised by the Ministry for Economy as the coordinator of the Creative Industries Cluster in Portugal. ADDICT’s mission is to foster a favourable environment for culture and creative economy to thrive, advocating the sector interests and acting as platform for knowledge and innovation. Continue reading


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Getting cultural heritage to work for Europe

The report “Getting cultural heritage to work for Europe”, by the Expert Group on Cultural Heritage established under the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014, provides the rationale for setting a renewed European Research & Innovation policy agenda on cultural heritage. It outlines the general framework about cultural heritage in Europe and the contribution it can make towards smarter, more inclusive and more sustainable development. The report further describes recommendable actions, drawing upon successful cases where cultural heritage has been a positive driver for sustainable development. Continue reading


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Excellent evaluation for Preforma!

On 26 March 2015 PREFORMA underwent its first review, obtaining an excellent evaluation. The EC reviewers gave the consortium useful recommendations to improve the networking activities and to start planning the testing phase. Continue reading


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3D Printing Asia

3D Printing Asia Exhibition, co-event with Asiamold 2015, is a professional exhibition in South China. By dint of Asiamold’s eight years industry history, impact and its great platform of suppliers and visitors, 3D Printing Asia Exhibition gathers some of the world’s most prominent suppliers in rapid prototyping, CAD/CAM software development, 3D laser engraving and other related areas for manufacturing and consumer-focused buyers. Continue reading


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The Atlantic Slave Trade in 3D

CyArk has partnered with Trimble, leading provider of advanced location-based solutions for digitally preserving eleven sites on the west coast of Africa and in the Americas and building an overall platform for broad public dissemination and education. Utilising the latest 3D laser scanning and other reality capture technologies, CyArk will scan, document and model sites associated with the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Result will be an interactive, immersive experience. Continue reading


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Hi-tech preservation of the African Heritage

Africa’s architectural heritage is being recorded in striking 3D images by the Zamani project, which attempts to capture the spatial domain of African culture. The project – arose from years of heritage documentation activities conducted by its Principal Investigator, Heinz Rüther – is based on state-of-the art data acquisition and presentation technologies, which are used to generate Geographic Information Systems, 3D computer models and other spatial data. It was initiated in 2004 in the Geomatics Division of the University of Cape Town and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2004 until 2012. Currently it is funded through the independent “Zamani African Cultural Heritage Sites Trust”. Continue reading


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Rome through the eyes of the blinds

The project “Rome seen by the blinds”, realised by Urban Experience with the support of Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei, is part of a social innovation strategy for for the planning of spaces, products and services usable by all, starting from blind people. Peculiarity of the project is the use of the geoblog: an experiential map, created on the basis of experiences undertaken by blind communities in several points of the city and containing audio clips placed on sound clouds. Continue reading


Scanning the Old City of Cape Verde

In March 2015, CyArk undertook a project for the digital documentation of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Cidade Velha, in Santiago, Cape Verde archipelago. In this framework, CyArk conducted a training workshop in conjunction with the African World Heritage Fund, at its Risk Preparedness Field Project. CyArk participated in the last week of the 3 week workshop to demonstrate how digital documentation is executed and how the resultant data can be used for conservation management, risk assessment and cultural tourism. The training gave site managers and authorities the ability to work hands on with the FARO Focus X330, Autodesk ReCap Pro and Memento software. Continue reading


Ultraorbism
ULTRAORBISM by Marcel•lí Antúnez Roca

Ultraorbism was an interactive distributed action between two networked connected spaces in two cities: Barcelona and Falmouth. The story was a linear interpretation of the first of the two books of True Story by Lucian of Samosata (a Syrian writer who lived in the second century AD), who tells an impossible journey on which everything is invented, with references to the mythology and literature of the era. Ultraorbism, a project directed by Marcel•lí Antúnez Roca, is part of the European project SPECIFI and case study of the RICHES European project’s research area. Continue reading