Purpose of the event was the unveiling of PLUGGY’s Social Media Platform, which enables citizens and professionals to actively contribute to the preservation and promotion of local cultural heritage. The platform, which was developed by an interdisciplinary consortium of nine partners from five EU countries, offers innovative tools and apps (i.e. 3D audio, augmented reality, geolocation and collaborative games) allowing the users to easily and interactively record their own experiences and knowledge about cultural heritage in their area and localities. The platform offers also curatorial tools, enabling them to produce and disseminate their experiences at a European level.
During the event invited key-experts discussed PLUGGY’s results as well as the latest technological advances in the field of participative culture at a European level, through several interactive presentations and live discussions. In addition, a parallel exhibition showcased PLUGGY’s Social Media Platform, Curatorial Tool and apps through exciting demonstrations and hands-on sessions.
During the Final Event the six winning apps of the PLUGGY App Challenge were also presented and the final winner, an app enabling the connection between different storeis, was announced and received an additional award of 4.000E.
Highlight of the event was the live tour around Technopolis, where the participants had the opportunity to experience through the PLUGGY Pins app, the cultural heritage stories about the surrounding area, which is one of the most important historic areas of the city of Athens. Using PLUGGY’s platform, they were also able to share their personal experiences and views..
Location: INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung, Hub of Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Technopolis City of Athens,
Peiraios 100, 11854,
Gazi, Athens, Greece
Find more about the venue here.
Date & time: 20 November 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
The final programme is here.
The list of speakers is available here.
The exhibition plan along with the description of the exhibits is here.