Topic: internet

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With citizen science YOU can make the difference

«Citizen science is a way for average people, like you and me, to do real “help answer the big questions” science, even if you never finished high school». So Chandra Clarke, president of editing and proofreading company Scribendi.com, recently speaking at the TEDx Chatham-Kent event on the topic of citizen science. Her talk highlighted the potential of amateur science and the various ways in which the public can engage in academic research. Continue reading


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Human Ecosystems at EXPO Aquae Venezia

Workshop and round-table “Analysis and interpretation of evolving cultural phenomena – Human Ecosystems” is organised by Only Italia and DiCultHer in collaboration with BAICR, INSOR and 4Changing. Based upon the activies carried on by the Human Ecosystems project, which has captured and analysed 3 months of public social networking conversations about water across various cities of the world, this workshop will focus on the analysis and study of evolving cultural phenomena and their artistic representation through open data and social networks. Continue reading


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More than a museum, a launch pad for artists!

More than a photography museum, the Musée de l’Elysée is a launch pad for artists. They are fully committed to helping artists produce new work through dedicated exhibitions and special projects. And this summer, they are thinking outside the box, the frame and the white cube! For the third edition of its reGeneration exhibition and book project, the Musée de l’Elysée selected 50 emerging artists from art schools all around the world. In addition, the museum have created an online archive of video interviews of all 50 artists and an augmented reality app that goes along with the “reGeneration 3″ book publication. Continue reading


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Tu.ukz: right artist of the wrong new digital art

Arthur Machado, also known as Tu.ukz, is a 23 year old artist from Amazonia, Brazil. He started doing art when he was 17, drawing and painting. When he was 20 he discovered digital art. «It is taking a while – he says – until people admit computer art as art. But it’s normal, people need time to get used to innovation. Moreover, digital art is a completely new concept; it is not touchable, there are only data information, pixels and screens. To me, internet is the same as the environment of dream. And apparently, we are improving our way of dreaming day by day. You cannot touch it, but it is there». Tu.ukz is ambassador of The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, this year being held online in November. Continue reading


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Europeana Space Jam at Culture Jam 2015

At the Europeana Creative “Culture Jam” event, closing conference of the widely praised Europeana Creative project at the National Library of Austria (July 9th and 10th), the Europeana Space project was brought to the attention of the creative industry scene in Austria. During various sessions the EuropeanaTV pilot was demonstrated and the upcoming hackathons and business modelling workshops were announced. Continue reading


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Agua for the Earth at EXPO Venice

On 15 July 2015, at EXPO Venice, a press conference was held for the world launch of “Agua for the Earth”, social responsibility campaign promoted by the Chinese cosmetic multinational Wetherm in collaboration with Only Italia, Italian platform chaired by Irene Pivetti. Other important topic of the conference was the introduction of an ambitious cultural project: the Digital Cultural Heritage School (DiCultHer), networked school for the development of digital culture. Only Italia and DiCultHer presented then their catalogue of cultural events being held in the Only Italia pavilion at EXPO Milan and EXPO Venice Aquae. The conference concluded with the presentation of the project for a “Week of Digital Culture”. Continue reading


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Fifth Youth Delphic Games: Arts, Cultures & Beyond

For art and culture enthusiasts, February 2016 is the time to head to Goa to witness a truly international event, the Youth Delphic Games, coming to India for the first time to celebrate the artistic human expression. Twin sister of the Olympic Games (2500-year history event from ancient Greece), the Delphic Games were founded in 1994 and have travelled across 8 Countries in the past 20 years. The Fifth Youth Delphic Games will be hosted in Goa from 1 to 14 February 2016, attracting 125 Countries with over 7000 participants, 6 Art categories and over 70 sub-categories, with many parallel artistic and fun events and activities for everyone. Continue reading


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Atlantic Slave Trade in 3D by Zamani project

Trading castles and fortresses along the West African coast bear testimony to one of the saddest chapters of human history, the Atlantic Slave trade. The documentation of St. George’s castle in Elmina, Ghana, in 2006, was one of the first initiatives of the Zamani project. The experience drove Prof. Rüther, Zamani leader, to initiate a project thanks to which most of the architectural sites of the slave trade would be documented and relevant information gathered; Zamani decided then to create a Slave Trade Database, presenting 3D digital models of monuments and sites related to the slave trade together with other spatial and contextual information. To date four Castles and Forts have been documented in addition to Elmina. At present, Zamani is in quest of funding for further field campaigns in sites of the African West coast, elsewhere in Africa and possibly in the Americas. Continue reading


Folasade Adeoso, The ocean is a woman, 2013. Photograph: Folasade Adeoso
African digital collages of past and present

Jepchumba of Africandigitalart.com presents us the digital collage, in Africa a growing form of art that utilises technology to produce a range of artworks, incorporating digital video, animation, photography, animated gif’s and digital photo manipulation. Through digital new stories of Africa emerge, setting an alternative – and often critical – narration against the image of Africa we think to know. Continue reading


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Culture as fundamental asset for development

Next 15 July, at the venue of Expo Venice, DiCultHer and Only Italia are presenting their catalogue-programme of cultural events taking place in the Expo framework during the next months. DiCultHer and Only Italia intend to show many of the beautiful things surrounding our daily life and explain to the interlocutors (business visitors, delegates from local and national governments) that culture is a strategic investment, which intelligently implemented can support development and relations among communities. Continue reading