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.
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 […]
Przemek Krawczyk (Amsterdam UMC): FiglinQ – a collaborative platform for data analysis, plotting and publishing in data-connected smart manuscripts We know that over 3 million scientific articles are published each year, but the amount of related research data is so large that it cannot even be estimated. Unfortunately, even though these data are extremely valuable, […]
Tom Broens (Amsterdam UMC): act-E: Unravel your curriculum We develop act-E, a unique online curriculum information system. It helps students, teachers and managers to unravel their education. Courses are no longer ‘islands’ but part of a bigger picture: the curriculum. A high-quality curriculum is designed to have a consistent allignment and build-up of learning goals, […]