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From Pompeï to Almere: The Digital City revives

With "The Digital City revives", Waag Society, Amsterdam Museum, Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision and University of Amsterdam want to address the problem of archiving our digital heritage. In this collaboration between museums, innovators, creative industries, archives and academia we will preserve The Digital City (DDS) for present and future generations. We will unlock and share new insights and methods for handling and preserving our cultural digital heritage scholars, heritage professionals and historians.

To share our findings and to place the heritage of the Digital City in perspective we organize four Hacking Heritage Labs. On the anniversary of the DDS, 15 January, the first one of those meetings was held. See the pictures here.

The next Hacking Heritage Lab takes place on the 4th of April and will further discus which archeological methods are assembled and how these will be used in practice to be able the archive The Digital City sustainably in an e-depot.

Recent blog posts

- Thursday 17 August 2017

Imagine you would be in need of care at home. Are there objects, tools or devices of in the hospital of which you think: "That might work very nice next to my coffee table at home?"

- Friday 11 August 2017

Many eHealth applications are actually not finding their way into daily practice, because they do not meet the needs of patients and healthcare professionals. What are the conditions to change this?

- Wednesday 09 August 2017

Waag Society was at SHA2017: the hacker event in the Netherlands. How was it and what were the highlights?

- Tuesday 08 August 2017

The government is rapidly developing a large number of digital services. We do not want to leave the development of this digital infrastructure to corporate giants like Google and Microsoft.

- Friday 04 August 2017

Maybe we can soon just type the CC licenses as text symbols, thanks to a proposal to add them to the international Unicode set.