Sanneke Stigter (UvA): DIAL Digital Index of an Artwork’s Life
As a contemporary art restorer, I have developed a tool not to examine artworks, but a tool that investigates how museum professionals deal with these artworks and what effect this has on those works when they are exhibited to the public.
If a work of art is not installed properly, the core idea of the work may not be conveyed to the public. It may even be the case that the professional may not have noticed this. The very purpose of this tool is to sharpen that awareness considerably.
The tool is not only useful for complex contemporary works of art, but for all works of art in the collection for which you are responsible. This could be statues that have to be placed in the room, or paintings or drawings that need to be framed or not.
This tool is an eye-opener for all museum staff that have responsibility for the collection.
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Floris Roelofsen (UvA): Automatic text-to-sign translation Language technology has taken an enormous flight over the last 20 years. Search engines, automatic translation, and speech recognition have become part of our everyday lives. But the focus has been, almost exclusively, on spoken languages. Sign languages have received much less attention. For instance, Google Translate already works […]
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