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Seminar: Digital technologies and the Herculaneum Papyri

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:14:24 +0000

This week sees the final seminar in this Summer’s series. Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2015 Friday August 15 at 16:30 in room G21A, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU Sarah Hendriks (CISPE: Centro Internazionale Studio dei Papiri Ercolanesi, Naples): ‘Digital technologies and the Herculaneum Papyri’ The technology available today […]

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Seminar: Graecum-Arabicum-Latinum Encoded Corpus (GALEN©)

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:14:52 +0000

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2015 Friday August 7 at 16:30 in room G21A, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU Usama Gad (Heidelberg): ‘Graecum-Arabicum-Latinum Encoded Corpus (GALEN©)’   GALEN is a long-term project to produce the first comprehensive digital corpus of translations between Greek, Arabic and Latin. The project seeks […]

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Digitalkoot: Electrifying Finnish Cultural Heritage

Publication date: Mar 07, 2011 01:22 PM

Start: Mar 10, 2011 04:15 PM

Location: Malet Place Engineering Building 1.20 (Access through Roberts Building)

Digitalkoot

In this lecture Ville Miettinen will talk about Digitalkoot (Digital Volunteers) and its effort to digitise some of Finland's historical documents and archival materials. A joint project between the National Library of Finland and Microtask, Digitalkoot harnesses the power of crowdsourcing to mobilise people to help digitise millions of pages of archival materials.

The project consists of two online games; its online gaming experience provides both entertainment and the opportunity to contribute to the preservation of Finland’s cultural heritage, engaging tens of thousands of volunteers in a playful form of digitisation.

Miettinen is an entrepreneur and investor from Finland who takes a keen interest in crowdsourcing, cloud labour, and human computation. A veteran programmer, Miettinen has a background in computer graphics. He co-founded Hybrid Graphics, a company pioneering real-time 3D graphics. Miettinen is the founder and CEO of Microtask, a company specialising in technologies of distributing digital labour. He is also a partner at Lots, a venture capital firm in media technology, as well as an investor and a board member of several high-tech, social media, and games companies in Finland and the USA.

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