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Workshop on 3D Heritage on the mobile web – Part Two

‘Use and discoverability of 3d in the context of Europeana’ by Jan Molendijk, Europeana Foundation Jan talked about Europeana, the discoverability service for Europe’s digital heritage objects (http://www.europeana.eu/portal/) and the links with 3D-COFORM. Also, he pointed out that ‘The New Renaissance’ report (2011) recommends ‘the reinforcement of Europeana as the reference point for European culture on-line. Continue reading →

Workshop on 3D Heritage on the mobile web – Part One

The workshop took place on the 7th of February at the University of Brighton and was organised as part of the 3D services on the Mobile Web project by members of the 3D-COFORM. This research project is funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and aims ‘to establish 3D documentation as an affordable, practical and effective mechanism for long term documentation of tangible cultural heritage’. Continue reading →

£3.6M funding for DE USRG members

Simon Cox and Oz Parchment have secured £3.6M from EPSRC in a consortium with Oxford, Bristol and UCL for computing resource consisting of a £1.7M upgrade to Iridis and £1M of GPU resource (to be housed at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) along with associated running costs and support staff. This will be of considerable interest to DE researchers, and also to our colleagues in the Computational Imaging USRG and the Computational Modelling Group. Continue reading →

CoDE: Cultures of the Digital Economy – Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK on 27-28 March 2012

Please see below the call for abstracts for The 1st Annual Conference of CoDE: Cultures of the Digital Economy, which will be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK on 27-28 March 2012. Participants from a range of scholarly disciplines are invited to present research related to digital culture and the digital economy. Confirmed keynote speakers are Dr Jussi Parikka from the Digital Economy USRG and Dr Astrid Ensslin. Paper abstracts of up to 300 words can be submitted to code@anglia. Continue reading →

Digital Economy All-Hands Meeting

The conference began on Tuesday evening at Newcastle University’s Culture Lab with an opening reception and technical demonstrations. The following morning John Baird began proceedings with a welcome talk which focused on work conducted under the Digital Economy theme. He began this talk by making a comparison between the aims of the Digital Economy and the philosophy of Steve Jobs, who he quoted as saying: "technology alone is not enough ... Continue reading →