Author Archives: Claudia Pierotti

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Cultural Heritage and Open Data: a possible key?

According to the Open Knowledge Foundation, the core of the open data theory lies in the concepts of availability and accessibility through download and in the possibility to make modifications; in the concepts of re-use and re-distribution, also through interrelation with other data; in the concept of universal participation and the idea that anybody, be it general user or qualified operator, can use those data. Such recently-developed concepts have been applied in different domains and also in the cultural field, so generating virtuous mechanisms within the museums, which interpreted the OpenData as a further opportunity for interacting with their audience creating shared and cultural values. Continue reading


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Ballade of Women for women’s right

Ballade of Women is an interactive installation that explores perspectives on women’s rights. Through the lens of the personal experience of three women, the exhibition offers an interactive narration on three fundamental themes: emancipation, self-determination and violence. In the installation, representations of three paintings are fragmented and float in the space; set on rotating spindles, these fragments resist attempts by the viewer to capture them as a whole. Thus, the screens only provide a complete view of the paintings at selected times and from specific view-points in the room… Continue reading


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Flying drones over the Hadrianopolis site

Studying the territory and its archaeological sites through drones: this is what the Italo-Albanian archaeological mission, led by Prof. R. Perna and Prof. D. Condi in the Hadrianopolis site (Sofratikë) of South-Albania, carried out. Thanks to the technical cooperation of DroneSense’s skilled pilots, coordinated by geologist Alberto Antinori of GeoInformatiX, the use of drones enabled to create 3D models of the Drino Valley’s sites, digital models of the ground surfaces and very grand-scale ortho-photos, which will merge into the Archaeological Chart of the Drino Valley. First results of this mission were presented on 13 March 2015 in a workshop in Tirana. Continue reading


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Welcome to the next JPEG, MPEG and VCEG Meeting!

The next JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group), MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) and VCEG (Video Coding Experts Group) meeting, hosted by the Poznań University of Technology, will take place in Warsaw on 22-26 June 2015, at the Marriott Hotel Warsaw. The groups are in charge of the development of international standards for still image coding, video coding and compression, decompression, processing and coded representation of moving pictures plus audio. Continue reading


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Seminar at Hashemite University on Amman’s Nymphaeum

A seminar presenting the Amman Nymphaeum Project took place at the Hashemite University of Zarqa, in Jordan, on Thursday 26th of February 2015. Aim was to highlight goals and objectives of the project for the conservation and restoration of the Nymphaeum of Amman’s downtown as well as the use of digital tools in the restoration process. The project leaders spoke in front of a student-crowded hall. Continue reading


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Corsi e Workshop IMAGO 2015

Per il 2015, IMAGO ha in programma un corso di fotografia digitale di 20 ore, un corso di camera oscura di 12 ore, un workshop di fotografia di medio e grande formato di 12 ore e un corso base di ripresa e montaggio di 20 ore Continue reading


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‘Aerial photogrammetry with drones’ Workshop

The workshop “Aerial photogrammetry surveys with drones” was held in Tirana, Albania, at the National Museum, on 13 March 2015. It presented examples of aerial photogrammetry surveys conducted by means of drones in the Albanian Drino Valley, Valona Region, in the Hellenistic sites of Hadrianopolis, Jergucat, Frashtan and Antigonea. Continue reading


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Jackson Pollock’s Alchemy in 3D

The Visual Computing Laboratory of ISTI-CNR, in collaboration with the Opificio delle Pietre Dure and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, has carried out the three-dimensional diagnostic analysis of the painting “Alchemy” by Jackson Pollock, thanks to cutting edge 3D scanning technologies and 3D computer graphics, which made possible to measure and visualise the art of Jackson Pollock with incredible detail. High-resolution geometry and colour information have been integrated in a single model, visible in the interactive kiosk realised by ISTI-CNR. Continue reading


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XVIII International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ETD 2015 is an international symposium that gathers together new currents and future researchers and practitioners in the area of Electronic Theses and Dissertations. The event is organised by the Central Library of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU – India), in collaboration with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD – USA) and the INFLIBNET Centre (India). The event will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Campus in New Delhi, India, during from 4 to 6 November 2015. Theme of ETD 2015 is “Evolving Genre of ETDs for Knowledge Discovery”. Continue reading


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IX GUIDE Conference: final agenda online!

The IX International GUIDE Conference, “Online Education and Society: The Challenges of the Digital Era” will be held on May 6-8, 2015 at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Conference will provide a critical framework for the analysis of the impact of the digital revolution on society, higher education institutions and student and teacher behavior. Continue reading