eculture

E-culture is a policy term used to describe the ever shifting relationship between new information and communication technology and the production and consumption of culture and the arts. The term e-culture is used in Dutch cultural policy documents to refer to the relationship between new media and culture.

 

Event
This year the annual Ecsite conference will be held in Graz, Austria, and focuses on ‘colours of cooperation’. Under that theme, the meSch consortium will present the DIY tools they developed for creating smart exhibits. During this session, participants will explore scenarios for the use of smart objects in a museum/science centre environment. Speakers include Sheffield Hallam University, University of Stuttgart, Museon and Waag.

 

Event
The Museums and the Web Conference this year has its 20th Anniversary. The meSch team will demo the DIY toolkit that has been developed. The toolkit allows cultural heritage professionals to create smart exhibits themselves.

 

Project
During a semester-long project, third year Graphic Design students of the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK, The Hague) proposed new concepts for the classification of space by entirely refusing political borders and rather exploring environmental territories, social boundaries, technological reach and mental limits.

 

Article
In times of aggressive nationalism, economic protectionism and mass migrant movements, third year Graphic Design student teams researched contemporary connections between societies and individuals and proposed alternative ways of looking at borders and real time connectivity.

 

Article
Against the background of widely supported call to invest in artistic research and innovation, a number of organisations ask for investments in architecture, design and eCulture and to integrate the arts in the Dutch national culture policy again.

 

Event
A meeting with Dutch culture makers about culture policy in The Netherlands. This meeting is Dutch spoken.

 

Article
One month after the annual Transmediale in Berlin, I feel the urge to look back on the experience. It took some time to digest the dense programme, that was divided along four thematic lines: Anxious to Make, Anxious to Share, Anxious to Secure & Anxious to Act. It consisted of over 80 sessions and brought together hundreds of artists, researchers, curators, hackers and designers keen to reflect how the world is transforming under the technological changes that have hit us over the past forty years or more.

 

Article
We are deeply concerned about the imbalance in the arts funding in The Netherlands. The recent redeployment of resources seriously threatens to weaken the architecture, design and e-culture.

 

Article
The creatieve sector is essential for the development of the city, states Kristien van de Oever in an opinion article in Het Parool (in Dutch). But the art and culture policy lacks vision.

 

Event
On 21 March 2013 at the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam the teams that worked under the name Studio for Unsolicited Architecture, Design & E-Culture will present their research proposals. Alexander Zeh and Karen van der Moolen (Waag) are presenting the results or their reseach 'Self Building Building' in Rotterdam.

 

Article
The Wikimedia Foundation has launched its 12th official project: Wikivoyage (www.wikivoyage.org), a free, worldwide, online travel guide. Like Wikipedia and its sister projects, Wikivoyage is free to edit, free of ads, and built collaboratively by volunteers from around the globe.

 

Project

15-01-2013

meSch

The project meSch (Material EncouterS with digital Cultural Heritage) explores new ways to let people hear the stories behind heritage objects directly and immediately, in this way enriching the experience of European cultural heritage.

 

Article
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.

 

Article
Six medialabs have joined their forces in Dutchpack and publish a report in which their background, position and ambition is outlined.

 

Article
Dutchpack organisations met at the Waag on 6 September to show what eCulture in The Netherlands has to offer. Waag, V2_, Mediamatic, Submarine Channel, STEIM, NIMk and Worm all work at the intersection of art, technology and science and contribute to innovation. They want to join their forces to show why their work and method is important for our society.

 

Event

27-08-2012

Dutchpack

Dutchpack bring the leading Dutch eCulture institutions together. This event is Dutch only.

 

Project
The Creative Capital Conference was organised by Knowledgeland (Nederland Kennisland) and Waag.

 

Project

8-03-2012

Medialounge

Medialounge.net (2001) was a database for European organisations, initiatives, activities and networks cross-linked to art, culture, media and politics.