Author Archives: Claudia Pierotti

eLearning Africa Report 2014

The annual eLearning Africa conference is the key networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world. The eLearning Africa Report 2014, launched by His Excellency Edward Ssekandi, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, is claiming that Africans working in education are overwhelmingly optimistic about the future. Continue reading


Scan it, print it, wear it: the future of fashion is 3D

Models can catwalk through holograms of themselves, T-shirts can hug you and couture is being designed virtually and then printed using a 3D printer – no needle and thread involved. These marvels are developing at full speed, changing the way we see, design, make and buy clothes. Continue reading


King’s College London launches CultureCase

The Cultural Institute at King’s College London is happy to launch CultureCase: a new, free-to-use web resource that aims to put academic research to work in the cultural sector. The resource translates academic-standard research into digestible 300-word summaries and makes them available for the first time in one portal. Continue reading


Building the project’s foundation

On 13th May i2CAT Foundation, in collaboration with the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), organised the first RICHES open to all activity in Barcelona. The activity focused on building the project’s foundation and establishing the project’s taxonomy: a set of basic definitions and conceptual frameworks which will delineate RICHES’ fields of research and further study on the context of change and the role of Cultural Heritage (CH) in the economic and social development in Europe. Continue reading


Summer Digital Art Workshops 2014

Initiated in 2005, the Summer Digital Art Workshops go on with this 10th edition! The various courses address techniques and expressions increasingly used in visual arts, installations, performing arts, audio-visual or digital art (net art, code art, interactivity, …) and introduce practices based on open source softwares. Continue reading


Connecting cities urban media symposium

In the framework of the European project Connecting Cities: Participatory City 2014, iMAL organises an Urban Media Lab masterclass. To first enrich the thinking and open new perspectives, renowned researchers and artists were invited for discussing various aspects of urban media during a two days symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public. Due to the limited amount of seat, registration is highly recommended! Continue reading


FEDERCULTURE 2014: new courses started

FEDERCULTURE restarts its training project. On the 20th of May 2014, in Rome, was held the first course of a cycle devoted to deepening several aspects of the cultural services management: gathering of funds techniques, information day about the next EU announcements for culture, fiscal issues of sponsorship, new frontiers of cultural marketing. Continue reading


The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman

On the 27th of May 2014, at Cappella Farnese of Palazzo d’Accursio, in Bologna, Electrical Engineer and Cognitive Psychologist Donald Norman presented his book “The Design of Everyday Things”, extended version of the initial edition “The Psychology of Everyday Things” (Italian title “La caffettiera del masochista – il design degli oggetti quotidiani”). Continue reading


Capturing the intangible

Capturing the Intangible was a two-part event taking place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, in London, on the 29th May and 5th June 2014, at 6-8pm. The two discussion panels introduced the notion of intangible heritage and its relation with performance and discussed the relevance of material knowledge to virtual culture, whilst considering the future role of Cultural Institutions. Continue reading


Thinking bodies, moving minds

From 15 to 17 May 2014, in Belgium, at the Troubleyn Theater and the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, it was held the colloquium Thinking bodies – Moving minds. The event focused on the topic of performing arts, which in the last years witnessed a proliferation of research; this colloquium aimed to make a current state of this new field of research and to critically reflect the position of artistic research in respect to the artistic practice and the academic field. Continue reading