Tag: user engagement

ULTRAORBISM by Marcel•lí Antúnez Roca

Ultraorbism was an interactive distributed action between two networked connected spaces in two cities: Barcelona and Falmouth. The story was a linear interpretation of the first of the two books of True Story by Lucian of Samosata (a Syrian writer who lived in the second century AD), who tells an impossible journey on which everything is invented, with references to the mythology and literature of the era. Ultraorbism, a project directed by Marcel•lí Antúnez Roca, is part of the European project SPECIFI and case study of the RICHES European project’s research area. Continue reading


Cultural Heritage and Open Data: a possible key?

According to the Open Knowledge Foundation, the core of the open data theory lies in the concepts of availability and accessibility through download and in the possibility to make modifications; in the concepts of re-use and re-distribution, also through interrelation with other data; in the concept of universal participation and the idea that anybody, be it general user or qualified operator, can use those data. Such recently-developed concepts have been applied in different domains and also in the cultural field, so generating virtuous mechanisms within the museums, which interpreted the OpenData as a further opportunity for interacting with their audience creating shared and cultural values. Continue reading


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


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


MeLa final event: Envisioning 21st Century Museums

In adopting the concept of “migration” as paradigm of modernity, the MeLa project investigated the role of museums within the contemporary socio-cultural context, in order to identify new practises, tools and ways of representation and consumption able to foster an updated idea of museum, as space for dialogue and social cohesion in a transcultural Europe. This event was aimed at providing a critical overview on the main findings ensuing from the project’s investigations and a forward-looking discussion about the future of European museums. Continue reading


Workshop on co-creation, distributed performances and alternative content for the big screen

This workshop, co-organised by the Foundation i2CAT, the Government of Catalonia and the Theatre Institute of Barcelona,examined the gradual adoption of technological environments in the performing arts and how the expanding of bandwidth have given rise to new forms of creative expression, space for experimentation and new business models for performing arts, reaching other spaces such as movie screens and cultural institutions with the distribution of high-definition content. Sarah Whatley, dance professor and director of the Centre for Dance Research (C-Dare) at Coventry University intervened as speaker in representation of the European project RICHES. Continue reading


Pisa is approaching and…we start co-creating!

How cultural institutions can renew themselves? How can heritage professionals create the conditions for the visitors to leave the role of observers and instead be active contributors to the development of heritage? How can the consumers become producers of cultural heritage? How can cultural heritage be co-created? RICHES is trying to answer these questions through a series of co-creation sessions. The outcomes of these initiatives will be presented during 5 December’s afternoon programme of the First RICHES International Conference, being held in Pisa, at the Museum of Graphics of Palazzo Lanfranchi (4-5 December 2014). Continue reading


MemorySharing tells the History through your stories

MemorySharing is a project which aims to create a new way for increasing the value of a community’s memories and private documents, by combining web technologies, scientific accuracy and creative approach in the multimedia sharing/telling of contents. Its main objective is to connect generations, actively engaging aged and young people. MemorySharing is a project by the cultural association Acquario della Memoria, whose essential aim is to experiment effective and innovative ways of transmitting the value of past’s memories. Continue reading