Getting a clearer picture (and a better sound)

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Since 2013, the creators of the Internet portal Culture.si at Ljudmila Laboratory have been running a cousin project called Kulturnik, which had its official launch at the end of this November. Though in some important ways akin to Culture.si, it is of a decidedly more general nature. Kulturnik is a tool that aggregates a significant portion of original cultural and arts-related web … Continue reading

Culture Online – Beyond Commercial Algorithms. A Case from Slovenia

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Ljudmila Art & Science Laboratory has been active for over 20 years as an open-access digital media laboratory, new media art producer and a learning hub. Its activities are rooted in the principles of open source, open access, DIY and DIWO. The lab also has wide experience with information/data exchange in arts and culture. Ljudmila develops and operates the Slovenian culture … Continue reading

Smart Creativity, Smart Democracy

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The old-school democracy is gone and the role of culture in our societies is “under construction“. The migration of art, culture and heritage to a digital environment has become universal and omnipresent. Cultural workers, institutions and producers have to cope with a new realm where commercial algorithms, cookie directive, privatisation of cultural databases, copyright issues, and such shape a great deal … Continue reading

Brothers in digital arms

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In 2011 the European Commission released the Recommendation on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation. It has been calculated that the reuse of such cultural wealth will optimise “economic growth, job creation and the quality of life of European citizens.” Slovene Ministry of Culture has used this opportunity to mobilise the experts in order to identify the issues … Continue reading

Translation issues: communication barriers and strategy in mixed language situations

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  I arrived in Ljubljana in March of this year as a guest of the Eclectic Tech Carnival 2012  which was held in Metelkova, Ljubljana, in the context of the annual International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns. To my great delight, the first evening I was taken to visit Ljudmila, where the Ljubljana Theremidi orchestra was practicing. For someone … Continue reading