At Rewire Festival in The Hague on March 29th, the Instrumental Shifts Symposium, organised by The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s RE:VIVE initiative explored the intersections of AI R&D related to music and its impact on the creative sector. EuropeanaTech community manager and RE:VIVE founder, Gregory Markus, wears both of his hats and explains why these meetings are so valuable for both ends of the spectrum.
As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europeana in partnership with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, held 18 collection days in 12 countries on the theme of migration.
With over one billion monthly active users, Instagram is fast becoming the place to see and be seen. You can now follow Europeana on Instagram. Find out why we made the leap and how we squared it with our strict sharing policies.
Today we interview Evelin Heidel (aka Scann) - academic and digital cultural heritage and copyright expert. She has some extremely powerful words in her hard-hitting response that doesn't shy away from critical topics such as the intersection of feminism and decolonisation, racism and sexism in copyright law, equal pay for equal work including a very pointed message on male privilege.
Today's woman in culture and tech is Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre - a digital humanities Librarian at El Colegio de México. Silvia discusses following your passions and finding like-minded people (online and off) and the challenges of the 'economics of care' and the 'motherhood penalty'.
We hear from Europeana Network Association (ENA) member Sandra Fauconnier. She discusses the importance of building sustainable digital resources and the need to rethink traditional notions of leadership.
Today we speak with Petra Kammerevert - Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT). In her rousing interview, she discusses the barriers entrepreneurial women face and just why they are 'key to accelerating economic growth and social innovation'.
Today we speak with Medhavi Gandhi, director of Happy Hands, an organisation that works on reviving traditional arts through building artisanal capacity and increasing youth/public access to folk arts, and founder of The Heritage Lab, a digital media platform for cultural heritage enthusiasts. She discusses the importance of female role models and the inherent strength of culture as a means of soft power.
Today we speak with citizen scientist and Wikimedian Siobhan Leachman from her home office in New Zealand. She discusses the intricacies of curating data in Wikidata and contributing to Wikimedia Commons, as well and shedding some light on the challenges of 'imposter syndrome' and what it's like to live in a country where the top three leadership roles are filled by women.
Today we hear from renowned media artist Nora Al-Badri on the emancipatory powers of technology. Further, she discusses the importance of intersectional feminism and the challenges of producing art in a global society that values culture - but where this doesn't necessarily translate to financial freedom to the artists (especially women).
Last week we introduced you to the content gender gap - and today we introduce you to someone whose initiatives, work and inspirations have added hundreds of thousands of female stories to the Wikipedia platform. Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight is the Vice-president of the Wikimedia District of Columbia, a Visiting Scholar to Northeastern University and on the Board of Advisors for Women in Journalism. We talk about filling the gaps in female history and fighting for girls with impractical dreams.