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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

- Monday 26 June 2017

In a recent FabSchool series, kids were making their own fidget spinners at Maakplaats 021 Waterlandplein in Amsterdam. With great results!

- Thursday 22 June 2017

In Trust Me, I'm An Artist, artists explore the ethical limits of upcoming (bio)technologies. New is the fact that they, as is practice for scientists, need to justify themselves for an ethics committee.

- Monday 19 June 2017

Stefano Bocconi went to a meetup to find out whether the blockchain technology could be used to bring unaccompanied minors (refugees) back to their relatives in the EU.

- Thursday 15 June 2017

For the 8th year in a row, a group of skilled students graduated from the Fab Academy at Waag Society.

- Tuesday 06 June 2017

It is hard to participate in classical EC Research programs for civil organisations, social enterprises, co-operations, communities and creative SMEs.

- Friday 02 June 2017

More and more opinion leaders are mistaking a few big corporate platforms for the collaborative economy. We need a pro-active policy framework that bends the collaborative economy towards the public good.