Topic: interactivity

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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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Smart TV Apps at Europeana Space Workshop

On 25-26th of February 2015, the EuropeanaTV team organized a workshop at Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) in Potsdam to work out a SmartTV app. It had to use RBB content about the Berlin wall together with related materials from Europeana. This workshop is part of the work realized in the TV pilot of Europeana Space project. 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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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


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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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MoU between PREFORMA and Europeana Creative

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects to enable and promote greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by creative industries, starting from the open source tools developed in the framework of PREFORMA PCP and of Europeana Creative. 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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Seminar on Museology, Museography and new forms of address to the Public

On 10 February 2015, at the Salle Triangle of Centre Pompidou, in Paris, is being held the seminar “Social Hermeneutic Networks”, centred on the topic “museology, museography and new forms of address to the public”; Alain Garnier, Yuk Hui and Henry Story are intervening in the event. The seminar will show how the social network can become matter of study and subject of a dissertation or a course, as well as tool for the student, the researcher or the non-professional user. Continue reading


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Cultural Innovation International Prize

The Cultural Innovation International Prize is a biennial competition organised by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Its aim is to stimulate innovation in culture and to recognise the importance of research as an essential element when it comes to exploring new cultural scenarios. The topic chosen for this first edition is “Audiences”. Continue reading