Last week, Harry Verwayen, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation, appeared at THE ARTS+ festival in Frankfurt to take part in visionary discussions about a new ecosystem for the future of culture as part of an #InnovationSummit.
How can the cultural and creative sectors thrive in the digital age, and cope with the challenges of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and blockchain? Press release first published at Buchmesse.de
THE ARTS+ festival in Frankfurt this week released a manifesto on supporting innovation for culture and creative sectors - the result of several months of work from the 14 partners (including Europeana) of its #InnovationSummit.
We discuss cultural heritage and impact with acclaimed professor of Cultural Economics and Deputy Rector for International Relations at IULM University, Milan, Pier Luigi Sacco - a self-proclaimed optimist who vividly illustrates the potential of free expression and unbridled content creation in the digital transformation of society.
Today, Europeana Executive Director Harry Verwayen spoke at the EBU event Cultural heritage for the future: the role of media innovation. In his presentation which follows, Harry illustrates the challenges facing digital audiovisual archives, and the potential of new technologies, including AI, to overcome these challenges.