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More Collaborative Game Testings around Italy!

PLUGGY partner XTEAM organised several events in which the Collaborative Game was used and evaluated by the numerous participants! “The hidden symphony” was held in Bergamo, on 20 July 2017, where about 30 people participated and seven days later “The Awakening of the Goddess” with almost 40 participants took place in Padova. Read More

PLUGGY @ European Heritage Days

The European Heritage Days is the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event in Europe, which provides access to thousands of rarely opened sites and unique events to over 20 million people every year. The European Heritage Days take place in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention every year in September. Read More

PLUGGY @ AES conference on Headphones Technology

PLUGGY partners from ICL participated in the 2019 AES International Conference on Headphones Technology that took place on from 27th to 29th August 2019 in San Francisco, USA.
This conference focuses on technologies for headphones with a special emphasis on the emerging fields of Mobile Spatial Audio, Individualization, Assistive Listening and Audio for Augmented Reality. It gathers scientists, developers and practitioners who are involved in theory, technical design, application or evaluation of headphone technology. Read More

PLUGGY @ ICED 2019

Our PLUGGY partners from VIANET presented the project in the market place of the ICED Conference 2019 that was held in Delft, the Netherlands, on 5-8 August 2019. Read More

PLUGGY @ Meeting Della Giostra

Our partners from XTEAM participated in the Meeting Della Giostra that took place on 29-31 July in Rovigo, Italy representing PLUGGY! The event attracted a lot of professionals from the entertainment industry and culture field as well as people from the local authorities of the area. Read More

PLUGGY @ 2nd Summer School “Rural Space as Cultural Heritage”

Our partner PIOP presented PLUGGY and its crucial role in the safeguarding and promotion of local cultural heritage to the students of the 2nd Summer School “Rural Space as Cultural Heritage”, organised by the Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, in Dimitsana (Arcadia, Peloponnese), Greece on the 23rd July 2019. Read More

3DPLUGGY: Learn how it works!

See how someone can use the PLUGGY3D, an Augmented Reality Application, created within PLUGGY and understand one of the reasons we are all so proud of this project! Live the 3D experience through PLUGGY! A special thanks to our partners in Universidad de Málaga (UMA)! Read More

PLUGGY Pilots

PLUGGY is travelling all over Greece and Slovakia, visiting several museums so as to encourage people to use its applications while visiting the exhibitions of each museum. The Environment Museum of Stymphalia, the Open-Air Water Power Museum of Dimitsana,(Peloponnese) and the Silversmithing Museum of Ioannina, all from the Museum Network of our partner PIOP are the three Greek museums which are hosting PLUGGY apps from the 1st August until the end of September. Read More

PLUGGY @ 2nd Summer School

Our Pluggy partner PIOP will participate in the 2nd Summer School entitled “The agricultural area as cultural heritage”, which is organised by the Directorate of Modern Cultural and Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of the Greek Ministry of Culture and sports, that is going to be held in Dimitsana, Greece on 21-28 July 2019. Read More

PLUGGY’s Collaborative Game App Testings in Italy!

PLUGGY partner Xteam organised some more Collaborative Game App Testings in which the participants, who were around 80 people, not only had fun but also gave their feedback so as to make the game even better! Read More

PLUGGY @ urbanHIST newsletter

The urbanHIST project is a multidisciplinary research and training program whose aim is to develop and sustainably promote a joint understanding of the history of urban planning in the 20th century from a European perspective. Read More

PLUGGY @ Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a new three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration which took place on 28-30 June 2019 in South Kensington, UK. Our partners from Imperial College London (ICL) were co-organisers. Read More

PLUGGY @ International Conference on Creative Economy, Cultural Development and Social Equity

Our Pluggy partners from Universidad de Málaga (UMA) presented today an overview of the project as well the project’s results at the International Conference on Creative Economy, Cultural Development and Social Equity Read More

PLUGGY @ Museums Festival 2019

PLUGGY joined the Museums festival 2019, a meeting of all the museums in Slovakia on 10 June 2019! Our partner East Slovakian… Read More

PLUGGY’s Collaborative Game App testing

Another fun testing of the Collaborative Game by organised by our partner XTeam. This time, ‘The Hunt-The treasure of Ezzelino’ as it was entitled, was held in Treviso, Italy on 3 June 2019. About 50 people participated, had fun and gave their feedback! Read More

PLUGGY @ Nordic Game 2019

Our partner XTeam presented PLUGGY at Nordic Game Conference held on 22-24 May 2019 at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden. This annual conference hosts lots of international exhibitors and more than 2000 professionals. Read More

PLUGGY @ Rome VideoGame Lab

Our partners from vianet and XTeam represented PLUGGY at the Rome Video Game Lab that took place on 10-12 May 2019 in Rome, Italy and informed visitors about the project. Read More

Announcement of the App Challenge finalists

The six finalists who get 1000 euros each have been chosen and have been informed by the PLUGGY App Challenge committee, which decided on the final six apps during the 7th PLUGGY Plenary Meeting held on 9-10th April 2019 in Malaga, Spain. Read More

PLUGGY’s Collaborative Game App spread fun in Verona & Vicenza, Italy

PLUGGY partner XTeam organised another testing of the Collaborative Game during an event in Verona, Italy on 13 April 2019 entitled The Hunt-Verona Hacker. More than 50 people, between 23 and 35 years old, participated and had great fun. Read More

7th PLUGGY Plenary Meeting

Pluggy plenary meeting took place on 9-10 April 2019 in Malaga, Spain. Not only interesting presentations about each WP separately but also presentations of the updated Pluggy platform and parallel workshops in which the partners explained to externals, invited to experience Pluggy, how to actually use all the PLUGGY apps! Moreover, in the afternoon the partners divided in groups, competed during the Malaga Challenge in which they had to find the artworks of the artist Invader which were hidden in Malaga streets. Read More

PLUGGY @ ECHIC 2019

PLUGGY was presented by ICCS at ECHIC 2019 which was held in the Byzantine Museum in Athens, Greece on 4-5 April 2019. The conference was hosted in collaboration with the University of the Peloponnese and other participating Greek education and cultural institutions. Read More

PLUGGY @ Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Pluggy was presented on 2nd April 2019 in Bologna, Italy during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair that is one of the biggest events in the publishing year’s calendar built around children’s content Read More

PLUGGY @ AES Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio Conference

Pluggy participated in the AES Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio that was held in York, UK on 27-29th March 2019. A PLUGGY paper entitled ‘The 3D Tune-In Toolkit VST Binaural Audio Plugin’ was presented by our partners ICL & UMA on 28th March with a lot of excitement for the PlugSonic Soundscape app by the participants. Read More

PLUGGY @ Symposium and Policy Debate

PLUGGY spent two days full of cultural heritage in Brussels, Belgium.
On the 20th March 2019, PLUGGY participated in the Symposium entitled “Horizons for Heritage Research – Towards a Cluster on Cultural Heritage”. The aim of the Symposium was to agree on the content of a Manifesto that will provide the basis for the creation and the sustainability of a research stakeholder cluster on Cultural Heritage. Read More

App Challenge deadline extension

You asked for it and you got it! PLUGGY’s consortium decided to extend the submission deadline from the 28th February 2019 to 24th March 2019 so everyone can take the chance and participate in. Remember that the 6 finalists will receive 1000 euros and the final winner will get extra 4000 euros. Read More

App Challenge Webinar

PLUGGY organised a webinar dedicated to the App Challenge in order to help participants with the details of the App Challenge and answer any question they may have had. It lasted more than an hour and had several participants from all around Europe. Read More

‘Tools and ideas to attract visitors to your museum’ workshop

PLUGGY’s partners Xteam and Vianet organised a workshop entitled ‘’ Tools and ideas to attract visitors to your museum’’ on 5th February 2019 in Rome, Italy. The workshop, in which PLUGGY and the collaborative game applications were presented, attracted about 40 experts and curators from the museum and cultural sector. Read More

PLUGGY’s App Challenge

PLUGGY’s App Challenge has started!
We invite app and web designers to to develop pluggable applications for demonstrating the pluggable nature of PLUGGY and its exploitation potential. The deadline for submitting the app description is 28th February 2019. The 6 finalists, chosen by the PLUGGY committee, will win 1000€ each and the final winner, after public voting, will win extra 4000€!
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PLUGGY & Vakalo College Exhibition

A very interesting art exhibition took place on 18-20 December 2018 along with PLUGGY’s plenary meeting in Athens, Greece. Graduate students from Vakalo Art & Design College got inspired by PLUGGY and created an exhibition with videos and AR posters. The visitors of the exhibition had also the chance to use and experience PLUGGY social platform. Read More

PLUGGY 6th Plenary meeting

The 6th PLUGGY plenary meeting was held on 18-20 December 2018 in Athens, Greece. PLUGGY’s partners gathered to discuss the project’s progress and discuss their future steps.
During the 1st day, the presentations and discussions focused on the progress made during the last months as well as on the actual hands-on experience of the apps. Read More

PLUGGY Social Platform is out!

We are proud to announce that our social platform is out and ready to receive your stories related to culture! Share the stories that inspire you with the whole Europe! Be part of the European cultural heritage! Visit PLUGGY now! Read More

PLUGGY is inviting you all!

PLUGGY’s 6thPlenary Meeting will be held on 18th-20th December 2018 in Athens, Greece. On this occasion, an exhibition with videos and AR posters, which are inspired by PLUGGY, created by VakaloArt & Design College will be held at “The box”. The exhibition will be open for everyone to visit! PLUGGY’s partners will be also there to inform you about PLUGGY and help you use its tools. Don’t miss the chance to live the PLUGGY experience by using its innovative tools and share your own story related to cultural heritage! Read More

Slovakian Cultural Institutions met PLUGGY

On 10thDecember 2018 PLUGGY’s partner East Slovakian Museum (ESM) presented the project to about 20 representatives from museums, galleries and cultural institutionsin East Slovakia in a dedicated workshop. The presentation entitled “Let’s meet PLUGGY” was very interesting and the participants got informed about PLUGGY Read More

PLUGGY @ Fair of Innovators in Cultural Heritage 2018

PLUGGY participated at the Fair of Innovators in Cultural Heritage which was held on 15th -16th November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The event was a wonderful occasion to see how the EU is promoting research & innovation in cultural heritage, fostering creativity and new connections across countries. Researchers, innovation providers, policy makers, representatives from cultural institutions, start-ups and incubators, business companies, creatives, pioneers from technology and economics, European institutions representatives were some of the people who took part in the event. Read More

PLUGGY @ La Scienza sotto la Rocca (Science under the Rock)

PLUGGY’s partner Stefano Tamascelli from Xteam Software Solution presented PLUGGY during the conference entitled “Culture beyond the horizon-cultural perspectives beyond 2020, including digital, virtual and artificial intelligence” on the occasion of the event Science under the Rock. The event was held on 16th of November 2018 at the Council Hall of the city of Monselice, Italy and was attended by more than 40 people. Read More

PLUGGY @ ICT & Cultural Heritage Workshop 2018

The event was organized by the EC in Brussels, Belgium on 14th of November 2018 and its focus was to explore possible future digital based research and innovation activities on European Cultural Heritage in the framework of the next work programme. The workshop managed to gather about 50 renowned experts from different stakeholders engaged in the field of the interaction of Cultural Heritage with digital technologies.
Nikos Frangakis, PLUGGY’s Project manager from ICCS, presented both the project and the success story of the collaboration between PLUGGY and the Vakalo College of Arts & Design. Read More

PLUGGY @ Euromed 2018

PLUGGY, along with other 16 EU projects related to cultural heritage, participated in the Cultural Informatics workshop on the 3rd of November 2018. The workshop took place during the International Conference on Digital Heritage Euromed 2018  that was held in Cyprus on 29th October-3rd November 2018.The aim of this workshop was to bring together projects, research groups, stakeholders, independent researchers and practitioners who are active in the broader area of cultural informatics in order to present the current state of affairs, discuss open challenges faced by each one and explore possible collaborations. Read More

Sign Now: Berlin Call to Action “Cultural Heritage for Future of Europe”

All those who care for Europe’s past, present and future are invited to sign, support and widely share the Berlin Call to… Read More

PLUGGY @ EuroVR 2018

A poster entitled “3D Object Rotation Using Virtual Trackball with Fixed Reference Axis” was presented by the University of Malaga (UMA) at the Poster Session of the EuroVR 2018 conference which was held in London, UK on 22-23rd October 2018. The poster demonstrates an experimental study on 3D interaction techniques to examine virtual objects using the mouse. Read More

PLUGGY @ European Researchers Night Event in Athens

PLUGGY participated in the European Researchers night in Athens, an event organized by the National and Technical University of Athens (NTUA) at the “Averof” building, the historical building of the university, on Friday 28 September and it was a tremendous success. PLUGGY was hosted in a room with a capacity of approximately 100 people, which was literally full, from the beginning until the end of the event. Visitors had the chance to get informed about the project and most importantly, to experience PLUGGY’s Augmented Reality app with the help of ICCS partners. The AR app amazed every visitor and mostly the students of all ages who were eager to learn all about it. Read More

PLUGGY @ UNESCO UK Memory of the World Documentation Inscription Awards in London

Pluggy participated in a mini fringe, where several research groups displayed their research related to cultural heritage, which was organized as part of the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Documentation Inscription Awards.
The event was hosted by the Imperial College London on the 19th September 2018 and brought together over 200 delegates from the worlds of science, culture, government and heritage, including ministers and local dignitaries, members of institutions, UNESCO UK and funding bodies, Imperial’s President Alice Gast, members of the Senior Management Team, Faculty and Departmental Heads and members of the Governing Body..
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PLUGGY’s Collaborative Game App spread joy in Italy

Two innovative treasure hunts were organized by PLUGGY’s partner XTeam in order to get evaluation on PLUGGY’s Collaborative Game App in two beautiful Italian cities, this fall. The first entitled ‘’The return of the cursed mask’’ took place in Venice, Italy on 15th September 2018, with the participation of about 40 people who uncovered the watery wonderland of the city. Few days later, on the 29th September 2018, about 80 people participated in the second treasure hunt with the title ‘’The Leonardo’s lost page’ was held in Milan, Italy. Read More

PLUGGY @ 11th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum 2018

Leonidas Argyros from PLUGGY’s partner Clio Muse participated in the 11th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, which brings together a community of museum practitioners and researchers. The conference was held on the 6-9th of September 2018 in Granada, Spain. Read More

PLUGGY @ E&PDE18 (International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education)

In conjunction with the international Engineering & Product Design Education Conference, and the EU PLUGGY project, Imperial College and Royal College of Art hosted a free co-design workshop entitled ‘Co-creating augmented cultural experiences in Albertopolis’ on 5th of September 2018 for participants to co-create cultural experiences based on the rich design and innovation history of Albertopolis using the tools for augmentation created by PLUGGY. It was an afternoon of hands on cultural exploration and content creation. Read More

PLUGGY @ Silversmithing museum of PIOP

Silversmithing museum of PIOP in Ioannina, Greece welcomed and hosted PLUGGY between 17th and 27th of July 2018. For ten days, visitors of the museum had the chance to experience and evaluate PLUGGY’s augmented functionality and features. People of all ages digitally explored a selection of silver gilt artifacts and PLUGGY team measured the app’s usability and effectiveness. The interest of the visitors was so fruitful, especially among the school students who were thrilled by the AR app, that the event immediately became one of the most popular, cultural events of the summer. Read More

PLUGGY @ Festival of Museums 2018

The 15th Festival of Museums 2018 was held in the Bratislava City Museum in Bratislava, Slovakia on 18th – 19th of June 2018. During the event, more than 45 museums from Slovakia presented their work and new ideas to their colleagues and found new connections for their work or research. Read More

#PostCulturalHeritage – PLUGGY’s New Social Media Campaign

PLUGGY intends to be a contemporary and accessible tool that supports citizens in their need and aspiration to shape cultural heritage and be shaped by it, allowing for the creation of stronger heritage communities. One of the main initiatives and objectives of PLUGGY is to enable and motivate each person and/or community to document and share their individual interpretation of local knowledge and cultural experiences with the society.
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PLUGGY 5th Plenary Meeting in London

The 5th PLUGGY plenary meeting was held on 12 – 13 June 2018 in London, UK. The two-day project meeting was hosted by PLUGGY’s partner, the Imperial College of London, in the Dyson Building at South Kensington Campus.
20 colleagues representing all 9 partner organisations gathered to discuss project latest developments, brainstorm, exchange ideas and agree on next steps.
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PLUGGY shares its Augmented Reality tools

In conjunction with the international Engineering & Product Design Education Conference, and the EU PLUGGY project, Imperial College and Royal College of Art are hosting a free co-design workshop for participants to co-create cultural experiences based on the rich design and innovation history of Albertopolis using the tools for augmentation created by PLUGGY.
Imperial College London and RCA are both located on land gifted to the UK from profits made from the groundbreaking Great Exhibition of 1851. This event was a significant landmark in the history of design. Read More

Augmenting experiences at the Silversmithing Museum with PLUGGY

This summer, an evaluation of PLUGGY’s augmented functionality and features will take place in PIOP’s Silversmithing Museum in Ioannina, Greece. Using PLUGGY’s augmenting features (e.g. 3D-modeling, text, video, 3D sound and animation), selected artifacts from the museum’s collection will be elaborated to enhance digital experiences and virtual stories. Visitors will be able to explore a selection of artifacts beyond the current static information and exhibits. As part of the evaluation, a systematic observation will be conducted to measure the application’s usability and effectiveness in terms of catching visitors’ attention to specific artifacts, prompting for interaction and engaging them personally and socially. Read More

“Η2020 EU Cultural Heritage projects: collaboration possibilities” Workshop in Athens

“Η2020 EU Cultural Heritage projects: collaboration possibilities”: A Workshop that succeeded in gathering the most brillant EU projects in the field of cultural heritage.
The European H2020 projects “EMOTIVE: Storytelling for Cultural heritage” and “CrossCult: Empowering reuse of digital cultural heritage in context-aware crosscuts of European history” organised an EU projects’ workshop in order to explore possible collaborations between EU funded projects relevant to Cultural Heritage. Read More

PLUGGY at REACH Opening Conference in Budapest

PLUGGY’s partner TUK, the Technical University of Košice, attended the Opening Conference of EU project REACH, presenting a poster about PLUGGY and sharing experience at a networking session that gathered experts from the international cultural heritage field.
REACH Opening Conference took place in Budapest, on 10-11 May 2018, hosted at the Hungarian National Museum. The event was organised under the coordination of Eötvös Loránd University. Read More

The European Cultural Heritage Summit “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values” Registrations open till June 1st, 2018

The European Cultural Heritage Summit “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values, recognized as one of the key events during the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) by the European Union, will take place from 18-24 June 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
The Summit will be co-hosted by Europa Nostra, the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, SPK) and the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK), acting as national coordinator of the EYCH in Germany. It is supported by the EU’s Creative Europe programme. Read More

PLUGGY at EU project’s ViMM Project’s Milestone Event in Berlin

The ViMM consensus building event in Berlin on 12 and 13 April, 2018, involved 100+ experts in Digital Cultural Heritage in reshaping and helping prioritise over 40 Propositions for the ViMM Manifesto and Roadmap on the future of Digital Cultural Heritage in Europe.
PLUGGY’s Coordinator, the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) had the chance to be there and exchange knowledge and expertise in ViMM’s Thematic Area 2 final consolidation meeting. Read More

PLUGGY at the 55th edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair

PLUGGY attended the 55th edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Fertile Ground for Children’s Content, from March 26th to 29th, 2018 and met the fair’s hundreds of participants through a projects’ booth, set by its Italian partner XTeam Software Solutions.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018 was a reference event for publishers, authors, illustrators, literary agents, distributors, teachers, developers, translators and all of the professions involved in the world of publishing and content for children. Read More

Culture is Digital: a UK report on Culture and Digital Technology

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has released the report “Culture is Digital”. Although the report is focusing on the United Kingdom it offers an interesting mapping of culture and digital technology for all regions.
The report focuses on the use of digital technology to drive the cultural sector’s global status and the engagement, diversity and well-being of audiences in the United Kingdom. Read More

The Faro Convention Action Plan Handbook 2018 – 2019

The theoretical framework provided by the Council of Europe Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention, 2005) are translated into specific actions through the Faro Action Plan, a platform designed to display the diversity and flexibility of the Convention’s principles.
More specifically, the Faro Convention Action Plan is designed to translate the Faro Convention principles into practice. It aims to illustrate the richness and novelty of the principles of the Faro Convention, as well as providing possibilities for interpretation in relation to current societal challenges. Read More

1st Review Meeting and 4th Plenary Meeting in Brussels

On February 13th, 2018, PLUGGY team members traveled to Brussels, Belgium to participate in the 1st Review Meeting of the project, hosted at the Slovakian Liaison Office for Research and Development Office for Research and Development (SLORD). The meeting was held to review the first 12 months of PLUGGY and discuss feedback on the research activities carried out during this period. Read More

PLUGGY at the DANDELION – COURAGE Research Policy Workshop

On the 14th February 2018, the projects COURAGE and DANDELION organised a joint Research Policy Workshop entitled, “Coordinating Policy Recommendations for Durable Action”. Taking place in Brussels, the workshop aimed to improve the capacity of H2020 projects in the development of policy recommendations, developing synergies and bringing the results directly to representatives of the European Commission and policy makers. Read More

What do Europeans think about Cultural Heritage?

On the occasion of the launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, a new edition of the Eurobarometer was published during the European Culture Forum, attended by UNESCO Liaison Office Brussels on the 7th December 2017. It is the first EU-wide survey to be conducted on the topic of cultural heritage. Read More

How a heritage social platform could highlight a Christmas Thematic Park?

PLUGGY was presented to the several trainees from Greece, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria who participated to the 4-day educational workshop of the project Den-CuPID (Digital Educational Network for Cultural Projects Implementation and Direction) that took place in the city of Trikala, Greece between 4 and 7 December 2017 in the Research Center- Tsitsanis Museum. Read More

ICT and cultural heritage workshop in European Commission, Luxembourg

PLUGGY concepts and notions were presented at the ICT and Cultural Heritage workshop on 13 – 14 December 2017 at the Euroforum Building in Luxembourg. The event was organized by the EC and its focus was to explore possible future digital based research and innovation activities on European Cultural Heritage in the framework of the next work programme. Read More

Happy European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018!

Throughout 2018, we will celebrate our diverse cultural heritage across Europe – at EU, national, regional and local level. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. Read More

Italian museums see record numbers of visitors and revenue

Italian state museums are on track for another record-setting year in 2017 in terms of visitors and revenue, with the outdoor Colosseum in Rome and Pompeii near Naples topping the Culture Ministry’s most-visited and most-lucrative list.
The ministry on Monday issued a three-year review of its revolutionary decision to bring in non-Italian directors for some of the gems of its national museum network, and to give the institutions greater autonomy.
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A short animating film shows the completion of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

The completion of Art Nouveau architect Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona is simulated in this movie released to show the final stages of construction anticipated before 2026, 100 years after the death of the architect.
The one-minute video published on the Sagrada Familia Foundation’s Youtube channel shows each of the stages left and how the basilica will look when completed. Read More

A map of Europe by each nation’s most famous artwork

An ingenious mapmaker halfabluesky has posted this map of Europe on Reddit, featuring well known paintings as the graphic for each European nation.
Because some of the artworks can be difficult to visualize on the map, the creator listed them. See below: Read More

PLUGGY at the “Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era” workshop organised and hosted by the European Cooperation in Science & Technology Association (COST)

European cultural heritage benefits from a range οf EU policies, programmes and funding, the latter exceeding EUR 4.5 billion for the period from 2007 to 2013.
PLUGGY, the leading-edge, cultural heritage-specific project was represented at the ‘Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era’ workshop organised and hosted by the European Cooperation in Science & Technology Association (COST), a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Read More

PLUGGY at the Info day “Museums, Skills and New Perspectives in the digital era”, dedicated to the identification of the created needs of the professionals of culture and museum due to the quickening pace of the adoption of ICT in the cultural sector

The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (http://daissy.eap.gr) organized the Info day entitled: “Museums, Skills and New Perspectives in the digital era” on Monday 06 November 2017, in the building of Library and Information Center of the Hellenic Open University, in Patras, Greece. Read More

PLUGGY partners gathered in Rome for PLUGGY’s 3rd plenary meeting

On October 23th – 24th, the PLUGGY consortium met at the Eternal City for the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the project.
The meeting was organized by Vianet, PLUGGY’s dedicated partner in the field of interaction design, at the meeting facilities of the Hotel delle Nazioni in Rome downtown. Read More

PLUGGY at the II Meeting on European Associations of Industrial Heritage

PLUGGY was presented at the II Meeting on European Associations of Industrial Heritage, celebrated in Malaga, 27 – 29 October, 2017.
he meeting brought together public institutions and the civil society, represented by associations and even individuals who work hard and with small resources to support the fragile and less well known European industrial heritage Read More

PLUGGY in Smart Innovation Festival 2017

PLUGGY was introduced by its dedicated Italian partner, the XTEAM Software Solutions srls, to several different stakeholders who attended the Festival Smart Innovation 2017 that took place in Silea, Italy on 15 – 17 September 2017. Read More

PLUGGY in INNOVATHENS 6th Business Accelerator, for the support of young entrepreneurs in the Creative & Cultural Industries

PLUGGY was presented during the inauguration event for the 6th cycle of INNOVATHENS Business Accelerator, held in Athens, Greece on October 9th 2017 and focusing for the second subsequent year on Creative and Cultural Industries. Read More

PLUGGY celebrates European Researchers’ Night 2017

PLUGGY joined European Researchers’ Night, held in the premises of the National Technical University in Athens, and came closer to several young attendants and student communities in a night that stimulated interest in and curiosity for science and research through many “edutainment” activities and challenges. Read More

How new technologies are completely revolutionizing the consumption of art

“The best use of digital is to not make you aware of the technology, but to make you aware of the art,” said Jane Alexander, chief information officer at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Museums are looking at the best attendance they’ve ever had, thanks to the way technology is revolutionizing the consumption of art. Read More

European Union bringing communities in Kosovo together in support of cultural heritage protection

The European Union adopted a programme worth €2 million to support confidence building among the ethnic communities in Kosovo through cultural heritage protection. The European Commission adopted this week a programme – under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) – worth €2 million to support cultural heritage protection in Kosovo. Read More

Why are culture and creativity so important for cities and which European city is the “ideal” cultural and creative city?

The European Commission released the first ever edition of the ‘Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor’, a brand new tool that provides comparable data on how European cities perform across nine dimensions Read More

Workshop on Advances in Digital Cultural Heritage

PLUGGY co – organized the Workshop on Advances in Digital Cultural Heritage as part of the 23rd ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference that took place on the 27th, 28th and 29th June 2017, in Madeira Island – Portugal. The workshop provided an opportunity for PLUGGY to liaise with other leading projects and initiatives in the field, such as COST Action TD1406, ViMM, DARIAH-CY, INCEPTION, Europeana, SHCity and ITN-DCH. Read More

PLUGGY’s 2nd Plenary Meeting

27 – 28 June 2017 | Kosice, Slovakia

On June 27th & 28th, the European Capital of Culture for 2013, the city of Kosice in Slovakia, hosted the PLUGGY consortium for the 2nd Plenary Meeting of the project.
During the meeting, the Work Package (WP) leaders presented a summary of the activities and achieved results carried out within the time period between March and June 2017.
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Students contribute to PLUGGY’s communication plan for the younger target groups

PLUGGY welcomes on board Victoria, Gabino, Rafa and Sergio! Our keen and enthusiastic friends – students of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising Department of the University of Malaga, Spain prepared for us a very special proposal for PLUGGY’s local communication strategy and implementation in Spain, as part of their “Cultural Communication” course. Read More

3D Tune-In Toolkit for binaural audio now ready!

The PLUGGY Social Platform and its Pluggable Applications will integrate 3D audio functionalities. This will be achieved exploiting the work done within 3D Tune-In, one of our partner EU projects.
3D Tune-In has just released the first test application for their binaural audio processor. Read More

PLUGGY’s 1st Plenary Meeting

22-23 March 2017 │ Malaga, Spain

On March 22nd and 23rd, members from all partner institutions and companies gathered at the premises of the University of Malaga to present the work performed during the first 4 months of the project and plan the work ahead.
PLUGGY’s 1st Plenary meeting’s first day was mainly devoted to Work Packages’ updates while creative workshops took place among the partners, who, through interactive gaming and teamwork, defined PLUGGY’s general “look and feel” and the apps’ design and infrastructure. Read More

PLUGGY is calling for papers for the Workshop on Advances in Digital Cultural Heritage

23rd ICE/IEEE ITMC Conference | Madeira, Portugal, 28 June 2017

PLUGGY is co – organizing the Workshop on Advances in Digital Cultural Heritage as part of the 23rd ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference that will take place on the 27th, 28th and 29th June 2017, in Madeira Island – Portugal. Read More

Survey to identify demands and stakeholders in the field of digital cultural heritage

We would be highly appreciated if you could spend some minutes of your valuable time to complete a survey to identify demands and stakeholders in the field of digital cultural heritage.
This survey has 4 questions only and you will be able to complete it within just 2-5 minutes. Read More

PLUGGY is looking for personas!

Fill in our online questionnaire and help us fine-tune our designs and features to your insights and expectations.
Plug into the English edition or choose one of the other four languages. Read More

The great importance of culture and cultural heritage

The great importance of culture and cultural heritage in a simple video! Enjoy!

2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage

In early February, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional decision to officially designate 2018 the first European Year of Cultural Heritage.
This initiative aims to raise awareness on European history and values whilst strengthening a sense of European identity. Read More

PLUGGY Kick Off Meeting

12-13 December 2016 │ Athens, Greece

The PLUGGY consortium met on December 12th & 13th for the project’s kickoff, marking the start of the most expected Social Networking platform for cultural heritage.
During the project’s kick off meeting, held in Athens and hosted by the project coordinator, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, partners defined the future research activities and developments. Read More