Author Archives: Claudia Pierotti

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ICT for Africa’s development at IST Africa 2015

IST-Africa 2015 is the tenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences; held on 6-8 May 2015 in Lilongwe, Malawi, it is hosted by the Government of Malawi through the National Commission for Science and Technology and supported by the European Commission (EC) and the African Union Commission (AUC). The IST-Africa Conference Series is part of the IST-Africa Initiative, co-funded under the European Framework Programme since 2005 – current Contract No. 611795 and it is focused on Information Society, ICT Policy Dialogues, International Development, Research Cooperation and Community Building. Continue reading


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IV European Conference on Learning Innovations and Quality

The 4th annual international conference “Learning Innovations and Quality” (LINQ 2015) has extended the deadlines of its three calls to 4 March, 2015 after a clear demonstration of interest by the community. After the successful conference from 2013 in Rome and 2014 in Crete, LINQ has decided to return to its birthplace of Brussels to investigate the theoretical and practical potential of openness in education as a widespread default. From 11 to 13 May 2015, LINQ will convene international learning experts and practitioners from all educational sectors. Continue reading


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SMPTE FORUM 2015: Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers organises the SMPTE Forum 2015 “Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective”, being held on 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright and mining “big data” are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics Continue reading


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ICT 2015: Innovate, Connect, Transform!

The biggest ICT event in the EU calendar is back! Join us during ICT 2015 to network, follow interesting debates in the conference, hear the latest news on the new European Commission’s policies and initiatives with regard to R&I in ICT, find information about funding opportunities and much more! Continue reading


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Amman’s Nymphaeum ready for the restoration works!

One of the most innovative cultural-heritage projects is starting in the downtown of Amman for the restoration of the Roman Nymphaeum, heart of the city. The project, aimed at renovating, preserving and restoring the ancient structure dating from the Roman times, is granted by the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, under the auspices of the Jordan Department of Antiquities and under the authority of the Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research – University of Jordan. Continue reading


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Masters in Digital Humanities at King’s College London

The MA in the Digital Humanities of King’s College London assists students to develop the analytical and practical skills that will enable them to understand and apply computing to the source materials and problems of the humanities. Its subject matter comprises formal methods and techniques and the consequences and implications of applying them. Instruction includes lectures, demonstrations and practical classes and exercises. Continue reading


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MEMOLA rehabilitates the traditional irrigation system of Barjas

After twenty years of abandonment, and even forty in the case of the branch of La Hijuela, the traditional irrigation system of Barjas (Granada, Spain) was rehabilitated in collaboration with the National and Natural Park of Sierra Nevada and CEAMA. This campaign was undertaken between the months of February and March of 2014, using traditional techniques and knowledge provided by the local irrigators’ community. This activity involved 180 national and international volunteers and concluded with 5 kilometres of the channels restored, including the branch of La Hijuela. Continue reading


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Networked School of Digital Cultural Heritage

On 16 February, in Rome, at Istituto Luigi Sturzo and ISIA Roma, the Italian Association of Cultural Institutes (AICI) met several public and private cultural institutions, foundations, enterprises and research companies for starting the innovative educational project “Networked School of Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities”. The project, promoted by AICI, aims to achieve an international virtual school for the acquisition of proficiency in the field of the digital services applied to cultural heritage. Promoter Srl participates in the project as an active member of the Network and attended to the ceremony of signature of the network agreement in Rome. Continue reading


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Future Everything’s XX anniversary

FutureEverything celebrated its 20th anniversary. For the last two decades the festival has brought people together to imagine, shape and question the vision of a truly participatory society. A belief in the emancipatory and creative potential of new technologies runs throughout digital culture. It is found both in the open source community and in the rhetoric of Silicon Valley start-ups. In recent years, the contradictions in this vision have come to the surface. The digital age has brought a collision of positives and negatives. This year was an ideal opportunity for FutureEverything to hit pause on its headlong rush into the future, to reflect on the consequences of the past decades and the prospects for the decades to come. Continue reading


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Angered Archaeologists allow thousands to enter the Louvre for free

On February 5, more than 100 archaeologists of the preventative archaeological public service occupied the Louvre museum and conducted a free admission operation for nearly five hours. The archaeologists chose this site because it is emblematic in the history of French preventative archaeology (the excavation of the Cour Napoléon, the Cour Carrée, and the Jardins du Carrousel from 1983 to 1990 that forged the development of this profession) to denounce the catastrophic situation into which their discipline has been plunged. Continue reading