Invitation: Seminar on Open Data and Cultural Archiving

Data related to cultural archiving, as well as content itself, is increasingly made available through open formats and licenses. This gives opportunities for growing engagement from the public. However, the open data landscape is complex, involving cultural, critical, political, and technical aspects, which need further exploration.

The Living Archives project at Malmö University invites you to take part in an all day seminar to explore these topics. The day begins with presentations by both invited speakers and researchers in the project. The afternoon continues with breakout discussions on topics related to open data and cultural archiving, such as Augmented Reality, Life-Logging, and Urban Gardening/Farming.

Time: March 26, 9:30-15:00 (talks start at 10:00)
Place: Medea, Malmö University (map)

For full program and how to sign up, see the Living Archives website.

Länkade data i Sverige 2014

RDF graphics Copyright Flickr user amyvdh CC:BY-NC

För tredje året i rad arrangeras en träff om länkade data med syfte att skapa en mötesplats för personer från industri, myndigheter och akademi att diskutera och utbyta erfarenheter. Evenemanget bör vara givande både för dig som redan är insatt och för dig som är nyfiken på vad länkade data är och kan erbjuda. Värdar för i år är Medea, Malmö högskola, och forskningsprojektet Living Archives.

Dag och tid: 13 mars, 10-16
Plats: Medea, Malmö högskola, Ö. Varvsg. 11, Malmö (karta)
Registrering: krävs och görs via Eventbrite

Talare är, bland andra, Niklas Lundström från Kungliga biblioteket som ska prata om Libris och länkade data, Johan Carlström från Riksantikvarieämbetet som ska prata om semantiska länkar, och Marie Friberger från Malmö högskola som ska prata om hur kan man bygga spel på öppna data.

Hela programmet hittar du här.

Open Public Data in the Cultural Sector—Waltraut Ritter (Medea Talks #24)

WALTRAUT RITTER is research director at Knowledge Dialogues, specializing in applied research projects on socio-economic issues of information and knowledge societies. On December 3, 2013, she gave a talk on the topic of Open Public Data in the Cultural Sector at the Medea Talks lecture series. View the video here.

Living Archives performs at Re-New Digital Arts Festival

Photo: Jeannette Ginslov. Dance: Wubkje Kuindersma.

From October 29, you are welcome to participate in AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels, a project within the framework of Living Archives exploring “affect in urban spaces”. The activities take place at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen.

AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels is a project exploring affect in urban spaces. Dance improvisation and screen dance techniques for video capture and editing are the main artistic modalities. The element of Augmented Reality (AR) lets the choreographies be suspended as hidden layers of media living in physical space and on personal mobile phones. An extra dimension of archived material is added, letting AR be part time-machine part performance of memory. This artwork can be experienced individually, or as part of coordinated groups, or you can see the AR media combined with a live performance on 31 October. The AR tags are placed all around the outside the Nikolaj building. You will need the free AR browser Aurasma running on your mobile phones to access the media.

Read more on the Living Archives website.