Project Category: Social

APROPA CULTURA: AN ONLINE PLATFORM FOR THE ACCESSIBILITY TO CULTURE OF SOCIAL GROUPS AT RISK

Abstract After the 2008 economic crisis, there are many people in Catalonia who find it difficult to go to the theatre or visit an exhibition, due to personal circumstances or health issues. Apropa Cultura is a publicly funded programme that aims to eliminate such barriers and improve access to Catalan cultural settings. Apropa Cultura has been building up, since 2006, a network of cultural programmers and social intervention agencies. Thanks to a user-friendly web portal programmed with Drupal, it supports participation through the dissemination of information to partners, the provision of tickets at discounted prices (0-3€), and the organization...

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“We hunters” – interactive digital experience at the “abrics de l’ermita” center for the interpretation of rock art (Ulldecona, Catalonia)

Abstract This article presents the “We Hunters” interactive experience, which aims to disseminate the UNESCO World Heritage rock art of Ulldecona (Catalonia) in a playful way. The multi-user touch surface is displayed at the Center for the Interpretation of Rock Art “Abrics de l’Ermita” (CIAR) since 2008 and constitutes a pioneering example of interdisciplinary collaboration, viability of low-cost project, and institutional impact of digital technologies applied to Cultural Heritage. Keywords Rock Art, multi-user surfaces, impact assessment The Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula is considered the largest set of rock-art representation in Europe and was...

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Citizen Science in Humanities | Unlocking the Knowledge of the Crowd

Abstract Citizen science, research supported by non-professional scientists, has gained more importance over the last decade which becomes evident in the increasing number of projects as well as in the worldwide amount of scientific publications related to this topic. Contributing scientific data and producing reliable scientific knowledge, citizen science has become a promising method of collecting a wide range of information from different fields of research. Moreover, participatory approaches make science more responsive to peoples’ needs and concerns. However, until today researchers have not fully discovered and used the potential of citizen sciences. Especially in the field of humanities,...

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A VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION OF AN IRON AGE TOWN

Abstract The scientific research carried out in recent years at the archaeological site of Ullastret (Empordà, Catalonia) by the Archaeological Museumof Cataloniahas been the basis of a virtual reconstruction of the Iberian town of Ullastretand its surrounding landscape. This project involved a highly interdisciplinary team from several public and private European organizations. These professionals designed and implemented a digital storytelling experience based on the 3D model and displayed by means of two different technologies: an immersive roomat Ullastret Museum, and a VR headsetthat will soon be available at the central premises of Archaeological Museum of Catalonia. Preliminary visitor studies...

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