Topic: science & letters

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RICHES first WORKSHOP at UIC

The workshop was celebrated on Tuesday, May 13th, at The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) Barcelona’s Campus and served as the foundation of the RICHES Project research areas. The workshop outcomes established an initial agreement of basic definitions and frameworks which will delineate RICHES’ fields of research and further study on the context of change in which European Cultural Heritage (CH) is transmitted and on the role of CH in the economic and social development of Europe. Continue reading


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FP7 project ITN-DCH Calls for PhD and Post-Doc fellowships

The ITN-DCH project is seeking highly motivated and valuable researchers for PhD and Post-Doc positions in the field of Digital Heritage, dealing with Data Acquisition (Photogrammetry, Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Computer Vision), data processing, 3D reconstruction and modeling, semantic and ontology representation, metadata, mixed and augmented reality technologies, CH e-services. Continue reading


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CONVERGENCE: International Summit on Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology

Convergence is an arts summit dedicated to exploring the ways that arts practices intersect with each other and with technology in a complex physical and social ecology. The summit will explore what happens when contemporary professional practices in all forms of music, visual and digital art, film, theatre, dance, literature or interdisciplinary arts cross-pollinate with emerging production and dissemination technologies. Continue reading


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Digital Intelligence #DI2014

Digital Intelligence 2014 (#di2014) is a new international scientific and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to digital society and cultures. It will be held in Nantes, on 17-19 September 2014 and jointly organised with Scopitone, the main French Festival on digital arts and electronic music (Scopitone 2014, Sept. 16-21, 2014). Continue reading


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Middlesex University digital installation puts audiences ‘Into the Frame’

Middlesex University in London has launched a new digital installation which allows viewers to feel as if they are inside canvas paintings, through the development of robotic technology. The Haptic device, which is rotated and controlled by spectators through a pen, allows viewers to feel the textures of the painting. Continue reading


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PV 2013 Conference

For its seventh edition, the PV 2013 conference will be hosted at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati (a lovely town very close to Rome) to continue addressing prospects in the domain of scientific and technical data preservation together with value adding to these data. Continue reading


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Announcing a research opportunity: new EU project ITN-DCH

The project aims to train 20 fellows (16 Early Stage Researchers and 4 Experienced Researchers – 500 person months) in the area of CH digital documentation, preservation and protection in order to create for them a strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will significantly contribute to their career prospects. Continue reading


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NEWCIMED activities in Amman and Tafila emphasize sustainability of ‘new cities’

Its full activities for NEWCIMED (New Cities of the Mediterranean Basin) project last week in Jordan. Sustainable activities were being held by the NEWCIMED’s Jordan team in the Department of Antiquities (DoA). They were holding workshops, photo competition and exhibition between Amman and Tafila. Continue reading


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RICHES was kicked-off in Brussels

On 9-10 December, at the EBN (European Business & Innovation Centre Network) in Brussels, 10 partners from 6 EU countries and Turkey kicked-off RICHES, a new EC funded research project in the field of Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities. RICHES investigates the change digital technologies are bringing to our society. Continue reading


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3rd RDA Plenary Meeting, supporting Early Career European Researchers & Scientists

The RDA 3rd Plenary concentrates on the theme ‘The Data Sharing Community: Playing YOUR part’ and is about exploiting RDA’s work to date to its full potential. The program will comprise of a mixture of keynotes, panels, networking, Working and Interest Groups as well as BoF sessions in topics ranging from agriculture to particle physics, from humanities to bioinformatics. Continue reading