Several reports on the E-Culture Fair:
As you might have read before on this blog, Social Spaces visited the E-Culture Fair in Dortmund last week. Via the “E-cultuur weblog” you can check out several reports on the Fair. For example, the blog directs you towards a report by Flanders DC which you can read by clicking here. The website of Virtueel Platform has some interesting links to a radio report, a live magazine, lots of pictures and a nice You Tube video clip (showing Social Spaces and the “Out of Curiosity” stand) you can watch here as well:
Picture report: e-Culture fair Dortmund
Last week (23rd-25th of august) we presented our research group at the e-culture fair in Dortmund. You can view the pictures here.
“Out of Curiosity”: trailer
As a warming-up for the presentation of Social Spaces’ project “Out of Curiosity” at the E-Culture Fair next week in Dortmund (Germany), Joël Rabijns made a trailer. This short movie shows how Joël made a roadtrip and visited the participating schools in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. To see the final outcome of the project you should definitely visit the E-Culture Fair, but in the meantime you can already get an idea of what we are presenting there by watching the trailer:
For more information on the E-Culture Fair, see: http://www.eculturefair2010.eu/
Digital Culture in Flanders and the E-Culture Fair
As you already might have read in previous posts, Social Spaces will be present at the E-Culture Fair 2010 (organized by BAM, the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art, “Virtueel Platform” and “Medienwerk NRW”) in Dortmund (Germany) on 23rd – 25th of August.
Elien Haentjens wrote an article for Knack on digital culture in Flanders and the E-Culture Fair. In the article, she reports how the digitalizing of the cultural field is unstoppable: artists and designers use new media more and more often. To archive this digitally made art is an upcoming challenge for the future. But also the archival of all sorts of cultural heritage – which not yet exist in digital forms – is an interesting topic for inquiry. All though several Flemish initiatives are making an effort to get a better understanding of this digitalizing of art and cultural heritage, Flanders is still behind in comparison to countries such as the Netherlands, France and Great Britain. Therefore, the E-Culture Fair might just be a perfect opportunity to exchange knowledge on this subject and see how other projects deal with this topic.
You can read the entire article here (it is in Dutch, though).