The phenomenon of globalisation and the spread of digital infrastructures – which are both the means and the cause of globalisation itself – have been creating an interrelation among the fields of culture, once considered very distant. Today, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, while retaining irreducible differences, tend to meet, contaminate and mutually enrich through the use of new media and new technologies.
DIGITALMEETSCULTURE is intended as a portal for gathering information about the digital culture in the world, taking into account the different approaches that science, cultural heritage and arts have to the digital age. This portal aims to act as a reference point and as a valuable mean of information and communication for different users in a global dimension. It is conceived as a meeting place between technologies and arts & humanities.
The use of the network and digital technology is evolving towards more and more interactive forms, with a clear trend towards the interchangeability of roles between sender and receiver of information (Web 2.0).
In particular, the speed and the amount of information offered by new technologies, allow, through specific projects, to increase the accessibility to cultural heritage: works of art, texts and documents, whose physical accessibility is limited by many factors, can be readily available to the global network, thus increasing the possibilities of use and approaching researchers, experts, enthusiasts and curious ones to a field which initially was elitist.
In addition, more and more artists of every discipline, from visual to performance arts, use computer technology as a tool and the web as a space for displaying and disseminating their works.
DIGITALMEETSCULTURE aims to promote and to foster the spread of the digital culture for its considerable innovative impact on the society, for its positive effects on the circulation of information and on the communication of ideas among and across different fields and for its contribution to creative thinking.
The portal is composed of two specific areas dedicated to the cultural heritage in general and to the digital art.
The section DIGITAL HERITAGE collects articles and information about projects and initiatives for the digitisation and access to the digital cultural heritages all over the world. The key point at the base of this section is to give visibility to the institutions which work for preservation, to companies which develop tools and problem solving, to users who get benefit or gratification from digital cultural heritage.
The section DIGITAL ART wishes to focus on the latest, innovative forms of the digital art in any expression and to give space and visibility to upcoming events and discussions about this large, open and evolving topic. Conferences and seminars, interesting dates and case-studies will be collected and nice showcases dedicated to associations, artists and companies, provided with many information and amazing multimedia contents in every format, will offer a wide overview about what’s going on.
Digitalmeetsculture.net has been appointed media partner of the following events
- DCH2017 (Berlin, 30 August – 1 September 2017)
- XII International GUIDE Conference “Online Learning in the 21st Century: Practice Problems and Prospects” (Orlando, Florida, 15-17 February 2017)
- E-AGE 2016 (Beirut, 1-2 December 2016)
- Muzeum@Digit international conference (Budapest, 22-23 November 2016)
- Image and Research 14th International Conference (Girona, 16-18 November 2016)
- 21st International Conference on Cultural Heritage and NEW Technologies – CHNT 21, 2016 (Wien, 16-18 November 2016)
- EUROMED 2016 (Lymassol Cyprus, 31 October-5 November 2016)
- The Best in Heritage (Dubrovnik, 22-24 September 2016)
- 4th International Festival of NanoArt (Cluj-Napoca, 8-14 September 2016)
- Photoconsortium Virtual Museums and Photographic Heritage Seminar (Pisa, 4 May 2016)
- e-AGE 2015 (Morocco, 10-11 December 2015)
- DISH 2015 (Rotterdam, 7-8 December 2015)
- Digital heritage and innovation, engagement and identity (Berlin, 12-13 November 2015)
- EVA/Minerva 2015 (Jerusalem, 8-9 November 2015)
- Digital Heritage 2015 (Granada, 28 Sept-2 Oct 2015)
- Integrate 2015 (Santa Clara, California, 28-30 September 2015)
- Only Italia at Aquae Venezia 2015 (Venice Marghera, 3 May-31 Oct 2015)
- X GUIDE Conference (Vienna, 16-18 September 2015)
- TPDL 2015 (Poznan, 14-18 September 2015)
- IX GUIDE Conference (Buenos Aires, 6-8 May 2015)
- e-AGE 2014 (Muscat, Oman, 10-11 December 2014)
- RICHES International Conference (Pisa, 4-5 December 2014. Media partnership in collaboration with the Chinese newspaper Beijing Youth Daily)
- EuroMed 2014 (Limassol, 3-8 November 2014)
- All Our Yesterdays (Pisa, 11/04 – 02/06/2014)
- e-AGE 2013 (Gammarath, Tunisia 12-13 December 2013)
- Digital Heritage Conference 2013 (Marseille, France 28/10-1/11 2013)
- EUDAT Conference (Rome, 28-30/10/2013)
- Lu.Be.c. 2012 – 2013 (Lucca, Italy 18-20/10/2012; 17-19/10/2013)
- Internet Festival 2013 (Pisa, 10-13/10/2013)
- TPDL 2013 (La Valletta, Malta 22-23/09/2013)
- APO-CALYPSE (Clarens, Switzerland 16/11-22/12/2012)
- EuroMed 2012 (Limassol, Cyprus 29/10-03/11/2012)
and of the following projects/initiatives/magazines
- Zamani Project
- HOLA Cloud Project (H2020-ICT-2014-1)
- Preforma Project (FP7-ICT-2013-11)
E-Space Project (CIP-ICT-PSP-2013-7)
- RICHES Project (FP7 SSH-2013-2)
- EuropeanaPhotography Project (CIP Pilot B 2012-2014)
- DiXiT Project (FP7)
- Cultura Project (FP7-ICT)
- Eagle Project (CIP BPN)
- Athena Project (funded by the European Union under the EuroMed Heritage IV Programme)
- DCH-RP Project (FP7-Capacities e-Infrastructures 2012-2014)