An important conference about creativity and digital cultural heritage
On 16-17th October, Venice will be the venue for culture and knowledge exchange, with focus on digital technologies applied to cultural heritage: the Auditorium Santa Margherita will host an exciting conference entitled: Digital Cultural Content Re-imagined: New Avenues for the Economy and Society. This conference will include important representatives of European cultural institutions together with experts and researchers in the digital cultural heritage domain. The speeches will focus on the possibilities of creative re-use for the available cultural data in new applications, and the implicit business potential that lies in this.
The conference is the opening event of EU-funded project Europeana Space, and it is organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice – Department of Management, together with Promoter S.r.l. an agency with strong reputation and expertise in the ICT and cultural heritage, and editor of the online magazine www.digitalmeetsculture.net, the official media partner of the conference.
The event starts of 16th October at 2.00 pm with the welcome message of Michele Bugliesi, the Rector of Ca’ Foscari University; followed by speeches of Sarah Whatley, project’s coordinator and professor of Dance at Coventry University, Piero Attanasio of AIE the Italian Association of Editors, Harry Verwayen of Europeana Foundation, Antonella Fresa of Promoter S.r.l. and other interesting international speakers. The conference explores the potential of digital cultural heritage, to be used in the development of new creative products and services that will boost the creative industry, generating innovation and economic growth.
During the conference, new applications under experimentation will be presented on different themes (Dance, Photography, Interactive TV, Games, Museums, Open & Hybrid Publishing), and it will be possible to meet the most brilliant actors that operate in these fields in Europe. The following day 17th, the conference will take place in the morning (9.30 -12.30 am), while in the afternoon it will be possible for the group of registered participants to visit the Venice incubator H-Farm (visits sold-out). It is still possible to attend the conference upon registration free of charge: http://veniceconference2014.europeana-space.eu.