digital heritage

Digital heritage is the use of digital media in the service of preserving cultural or natural heritage.

 

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On November 17 it was thirty years ago that the Netherlands was connected to the internet.

 

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This month the first public demo of the Mixed Reality experiment at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam took place, where visitors put on a Hololens.

 

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In the past weeks, we researched how to place virtual objects in real environents by using open-source software.

 

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Two-day programme in which exhibition makers, educators and curators explore the musea as experimental laboratorium and stay overnight in the NEMO Science Museum.

 

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We visited the St. Nicolaikirche in Kalkar as inspiration for the Mixed Reality experiment with the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.

 

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24-04-2018

MuseumCamp

During MuseumCamp exhibition makers, educators and curators explore the potential of digital experiments in exhibitions.

 

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The project ErEmEd researches motion networks on heritage in educational settings.

 

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Waag, together with students and tutors from the Royal Academy of Art invite you to join us for a one-off presentation exhibition of 24 student works on the 22nd of December.

 

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The Digital Museum Lab is a series of (Dutch spoken) events on co-creation of museums and cultural heritage institutes.

 

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This year, the first ever International Digital Preservation Day on 30th November 2017 will be held. The Amsterdam Museum participates in the initiative with a workshop 'Do It Yourself Web archeology'.

 

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Finding ways to preserve born-digital heritage has become a matter of urgency and growing concern. This manifesto lays out the actions they need to take today to safeguard born-digital heritage.

 

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The Digital City's content, hardware and software has now been recovered and preserved for the future. On this night we share our results with the publication of a new handbook on the preservation of digital heritage.

 

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When the data of the Digital City (DDS) are secured in an e-depot for the next generations, this content needs to be made accessible to a wider public. But how?

 

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In this edition of Hacking Heritage Labs, we will look at how we can present the outcome of the digital heritage project.

 

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In the Dutch digital heritage project 'The Digital City revives', Waag, The University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for sound and vision and the Amsterdam Museum work together to revive the first online social network in The Netherlands, that was established in 1994.

 

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Shu Lea Cheang’s Brandon, the Guggenheim Museum’s first-ever online commission, was a year-long web narrative and performance that explored what Cheang called the “digi gender social body”—the online, socially constructed body, such as an avatar—as a site of potential violence, control, and liberation.

 

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On request of Archief2020, Tom Demeyer (CTO of Waag) has written an article titled 'The Deep Archive'. In this article, he describes two possible scenarios for the future and their implications for the archive world.

 

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With "The Digital City revives", Waag, Amsterdam Museum, Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision and University of Amsterdam want to address the problem of archiving our digital heritage.

 

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This first Hacking Heritage Lab meeting is aimed at the users of the Digital City Amsterdam (DDS), the first online community that started on 15 January 1994. This event is Dutch spoken.

 

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We aren’t doing enough to preserve our digital lives for the future, so we lose crucial information.

 

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Wednesday November 30th 2016 the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards were awarded in London. Our project "The Digital City revives a case study for Web archeology" has won in the category "The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy. Together with our project partners, the Amsterdam Museum, University of Amsterdam, the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision and the NCDD we are very happy and grateful for this award!

 

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How do we build our own personal history and in which way will we be remembered after our death? Two important questions for concept developer and designer Josse Willems. During her graduation project at Waag she explored how we collect memories and how this is all changing because of the society we live in.

 

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The October Digital Museum Lab meet up was held at Cinekid MediaLab as we expected the interactive installations there to be inspirational not only for kids, parents and teachers but also for museum professionals.

 

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On 24 and 25 October 2016 the Dutch programme 'Archief 2020' and Waag are organizing the second bootcamp of Archieflab. The presentation of the results is open for the public.

 

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Recently, Waag co-organized the first ever MuseumCamp Amsterdam. Over 70 participants worked really hard for three days to build 17 interactive installations, for 17 selected objects.

 

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From 15 July until the end of August 2016, the special exhibition MuseumMakers can be visited at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. This was created during the three-day MuseumCamp Amsterdam (8-10 July), by museum professionals, makers, designers and coders.

 

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The Digital City (De Digitale Stad, or: DDS) was the first public exploration of the Internet in The Netherlands. Waag’s links to the Digital City are strong. Our founder and director Marleen Stikker was previously it’s ‘mayor’, and we are currently partnering with the UvA, Amsterdam Museum and Beeld en Geluid in order to archive and disclose the data that was saved during a freeze of the system in 1996.

 

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Waag has her roots in the Digital City (DDS), the first digital social network in Amsterdam (which opened on 15 January 1994). There is good news for all those fans of the DDS: a team of ICT students of the University of Amsterdam has succeeded to read the code from the digital archives of the DDS from 1994-1996 and revive the software! The results of this spectacular project will be presented at the Amsterdam Museum, on Thursday 30 June 2016.

 

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On Tuesday 28 June 2016, the participants of the first Archive lab Bootcamp will present the results at the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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We had the opportunity to play the new game WeQu, which recently launched a Kickstarter campaign. WeQu is a game that allows players to get to know each other better using a set of cards that supports face-to-face conversations.

 

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What are the challenges for our archives in the next five years? On Friday 22 April, 15 people from the archive and information world discussed the future of the archives, guided by professor Albert Meijer

 

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In collaboration with the National Archive/Progamme Archive 2020 and Utrecht University, Waag organized two multidisciplinary bootcamps to explore the future of the archives sector.

 

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The Identity Matters conference was a success with more than hundred visitors, nineteen speakers and eight urban visits throughout Amsterdam. In case you weren’t there, here are some insights into the keynotes and conversations.

 

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The Digital Museum Lab explored the use of digital media and technology in and outside the museum space.

 

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On February 2nd, 2016, the Digital Museum Lab has started. The lab is a project of the Allard Pierson Museum in close cooperation with DEN, Waag and the University of Applied Sciences, Lectorate Crossmedia. It aspires to encourage experimentation, reflection and evaluation in the field of digital innovation within museums and other heritage institutions.

 

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It is January 15 2016, and about 40 students gather in our Anatomical Theatre. They’re following the course History of Digital Cultures at the UvA, where they are digging up the old remains of De Digitale Stad (the digital city, DDS). The students have been digging up, reading and modifying code for two weeks now, and today they get to present their preliminary findings to each other and to the former ‘mayor’ of the DDS: Waag director Marleen Stikker

 

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The Digital Village: to know one's way in technology and media, for quality of life.

 

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Heritage can be found everywhere. Not just in museum collections, presented at a nice location, or locked up in storage. Heritage is “old” (from the past), but it can also tell us a lot about the “new”—our current view of the world, our identity. Technology frequently plays a roll in the availability and presentation of our heritage both inside and outside the museum. By connecting it to our environment and our lives (and not isolating it), we can get a different (better?) perspective of our surroundings and of modern society.

 

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The website ErfGeo is still in development, but has the ambition to contain every place, street and even address or building that ever existed in The Netherlands. A database of Dutch topography through the ages. It is one of the results or our Heritage and Location project.

 

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This Summer, Waag and Digital Heritage Netherlands (DEN), partners in the project Heritage & Location, are inviting heritage specialists to enrich their data collections with geographic information for a larger audience. What can you do with your collection when you link it with geolocations? We'll begin with a collaborative data clinic on June 18 in the Waag.

 

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Philosopher Ad Verbrugge and Marleen Stikker (founder Waag) will have a conversation with Hans Schnitzler.

 

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Twenty years after the launch of The Digital City (De Digitale Stad - DDS) it will get a place in the permanent collection of the Amsterdam Museum.

 

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Heritage and Location aimed to enable heritage institutions to share their information and develop new services based on their data, to reach a new audience.

 

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On 15 January 2014 it was exactly 20 years ago that the Internet went public with the arrival of the 'Digital City' in Amsterdam (DDS). For the first time offered access to an open, social online environment in Amsterdam. The early adopters were mostly hackers and artists, a wider audience followed suit. There was even some congestion on the digital 'highway', as modems were sold out in Amsterdam.

 

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Twenty years ago, on January 15, 1994, the Internet became available to everyone – as the ‘Digital City’ (De Digitale Stad or DDS) opened its gates. Anyone with a modem (14k4 bps) was able to ‘dial in’ and explore the Internet from that moment on. Co-founder Marleen Stikker looks back.

 

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Twenty years ago the Internet went public with the arrival of the 'Digital City' in Amsterdam (DDS). Time to take some action, now that both DDS and Waag exist 20 years, time for a new series called: 'The internet is broken. We have to fix the internet'.

 

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Amsterdam celebrates at Pakhuis de Zwijger that it is connected to the Internet for 25 years.

 

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On 17 November 2013 it was 25 years ago that The Netherlands became connected to the Internet.

 

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When it comes to our Internet, what is missing when we are talking about expressive possibilities for designers, interaction designers and publishers?

 

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This month, it is twenty years ago that a wide audience in The Netherlands could first experience the internet through the 'Digital City' initiative in Amsterdam. Nowadays, nine out of ten people are online but still the ideal Internet has not been reached, according to initiator Marleen Stikker (founder and director of Waag) in an article in the Dutch newspaper Trouw.

 

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With our new project meSch we will start exploring how we can let people experience the stories behind heritage objects immediately and personal, in this way enriching European cultural heritage.

 

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What will be the role of the ethnological museums in a globalizing society? Ilias Zian and Hodan Warsame started at the end of 2012 as research associate of the Museum Volkenkunde Leiden.

 

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Beginning in January, 2013, LIMA, located in Amsterdam, is the new platform for media art. Experts who previously worked at the NIMk have established this new foundation to assure that the knowledge, collection, conservation and distribution -which NIMk offered prior to its closing- will not be lost.

 

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The New Explorers offers a clear overview of the major players in the field of digital art and culture in the Netherlands. Get in touch with over 150 organisations, categorised in media labs, media festivals and game companies.

 

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Frank Kresin, Research Director at Waag, will speak on 4 December 2012 at the Digital Heritage conference 2012.

 

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The Register van de Dag van Gister (Yesterday's Register) is an enticing storytelling project for senior citizens, with a physical and virtual component.

 

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The Digital City (De Digitale Stad, DDS) started on 15 January 1994 as a freenet initiative in Amsterdam.

 

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8-03-2012

Anansiweb

Anansiweb was the website for an exhibition in the Tropical Institute in Amsterdam for children.

 

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8-03-2012

Login:Lokaal

Every local heritage institution accommodates a world of exiting stories from their own region. With the LOGIN:locally project all those stories came to live digitally for young people.