Dear Time Machine friends!

Welcome to our special edition newsletter on the Time Machine 2019 conference. We are thrilled to be able to share with you some insights and highlights of this exciting event.

On 10-11 October the second annual Time Machine Conference took place at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden. Kicking-off with a welcome address by the German Minister of Arts and Science Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, over 40 selected speakers were on stage over two days to showcase their knowledge and experience and to participate in rich and interesting panel discussions. Over 370 attendees took part in the event to engage with experts in various domains, to share experiences and to show support for the Time Machine project. 

We were also joined by Euronews who produced a feature on our project as a key part of their TV documentary covering the latest research on protection of cultural/historical heritage. In addition to this, we had the honour of being the first audience to watch the trailer on the amazing Sion Time Machine produced by Radio Télévision Suisse - RTS.

Last but certainly not least, the Time Machine Organisation (TMO) was officially founded one day prior to the conference. It is an organisation for international cooperation in technology, science and cultural heritage which will endeavour to underpin Time Machine activities going forward and to showcase our broad and diverse network of support.

Curious to learn more? Enjoy the read!
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Euronews at Time Machine Conference 2019

We were joined by the science producer from Euronews, Julian Gomez, to produce a feature on our project for their documentary showcasing the latest research on protection of cultural/historical heritage.

The film report is a co-production between Euronews and the European Commission, and it aired on their award-winning programme Futuris, on European science, research and innovation. The documentary was broadcast to 430 million households in 130 countries in Euronews´ twelve broadcasting languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Greek, Persian and Hungarian). 
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Frédéric Kaplan (Project Lead Time Machine) on the exciting progress of the Time Machine project.
Harry Verwayen (Director of the Europeana Foundation) talking about how Time Machine accomplishes a bottom-up approach with Local Time Machines.
Chantal Bernheim (Head of International Relations, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse) sharing her experience on accompanying the Time Machine project.
Jefferson Bailey (Internet Archive) at Time Machine Conference 2019
Jefferson Bailey (Director of Web Archiving Programs, Internet Archive) talking about encouraging knowledge sharing at the Time Machine Conference 2019.
Jens Ohlig (Wikimedia Deutschland) talking about the Wikidata project and how it connects to Time Machine.


Foundation of the Time Machine Organisation

As a highlight of this year's conference, which hosted a variety of discussions on the interface between artificial intelligence, humanities and economics, the “Time Machine Organisation” (TMO) was officially founded.

“The TMO is a network that aims at creating technological breakthroughs when dealing with historical documents of the past”, states Thomas Aigner, head of the episcopal archives in St. Pölten and vice president of the TMO. “What is completely new about the TMO is that it is intending to develop and use artificial intelligence to create and interpret Big Data of the Past”, explains Thomas Aigner. 
Press release
Andreas Maier (Head of Pattern Recognition Lab at Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg-Erlangen) sharing what´s next after the foundation of the Time Machine Organisation. 
Here is a list of some of the press releases on the Time Machine Conference 2019:


Knowledge Time Capsule

TORUS, a self-proclaimed "global movement based in São Paulo and Amsterdam that promotes changes in how people and companies connect with time" is in the process of establishing a "Knowledge Time Capsule" on the Time Machine conference.
This report aims at rendering the event's main topics and scientific trends and will be available on the conference website soon.
Stay tuned

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