Digital Culture and Interactive Art



The event is a brainstorming organised by the DiCultHer project in Siena, at Palazzo del Rettorato, Aula Magna Storica

Time schedule: 14 May 2015, 11.00 – 17.30 CEST

Coordinated by Patrizia Marti (University of Siena) and Carlo Infante (Urban Experience, Stati Generali dell’Innovazione).

Pervasive, disruptive, high-performing: so are the technologies which enable new expressive forms and new way of enjoyment of the cultural heritage, stimulating experimentation by means of the visual and performing arts, digital communication, cinema and web’s languages.
On 14 May 2015, cultural sector operators, designers, experts, artists and scholars are meeting in Siena to discuss this topic.

The event is organised as a brainstorming around three main focuses:

Anybody interested (even if not able to physically participate in the event) is invited to join the preparatory discussion on the three focuses, by using the links of the previous list to access the related debates.

The brainstorming intends to encourage short interventions aimed at imagining the future of our cities of art through the sharing of best practice, innovative projects, visionary solutions.
The event will conclude with the draft of an immediate report, contributing to define the strategies for the project “Networked School in Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities” (DiCultHer).


Attendance to the event is open to all and free. To participate, send an email to by 11 May 2015, stating:

  • Name and Surname
  • Affiliation
  • E-mail contact and possible url
  • Preferred discussion topic (1, 2 or 3)
  • Proposal for a 5-minute intervention (optional)




  • Welcome speech by Prof. Angelo Riccaboni, Dean of University of Siena
  • Networked School in Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities (DiCultHer) Carmine Marinucci, ENEA, Chair of the Board of Directors
  • DiCultHer at Expo Aquae Venezia 2015HM Irene Pivetti, President of Only Italia
  • Introduction to the three topics of the afternoon Open Talk: the digital promotion of cultural heritage, the interactive experience design, the cultural initiative for social innovation and experiential tourismPatrizia Marti, University of Siena, and Carlo Infante, Stati Generali dell’Innovazione


Radio-walkshow by Carlo Infante:
wandering conversation with radio, smartphone and web listenings. We will have a short city route and listen via earphones to sound landscapes, audio records and our own itinerant voices. Tweets will be launched while walking, for an interaction between web and territory, to after visualise the tag cloud generated by our urban experience.
This format encourage the sideways talking as opposed to the face-to-face one, wherein we are accustomed to represent ourselves. This way we share a path and the talk find its gate, fostering participation.

Light lunch at the Rectorate
Open Talk for sharing of good practice elaboration of proposals around the following themes:

  • the digital promotion of cultural heritage
  • the interactive experience design
  • the cultural initiative for social innovation and experiential tourism

Each focus will have a roundtable chaired by a coordinator animating the debate and a rapporteur reporting the contents arisen during the Open Talk

Sharing of the Open Talks’ results



For more information visit

Read the brainstorming’s programme in Italian language here


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