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

EU funding for culture? 4 observations from Slovenia

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From Culture 2000 to Creative Europe   The European Commission’s launch of its new funding scheme (Creative Europe programme, 2014–2020) seemed a good opportunity to collect and analyse the related experience of the Slovenian culture, film and audiovisual sectors in the period 2002–2013. The Cultural Contact Point Slovenia and the MEDIA Desk Slovenia offices (today united in Creative Europe Desk … 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

Cultural Industries in Slovenia (2007)

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A text from the Culture.si archive! It was compiled by Helena Pivec in 2007 for the 2nd edition of the Slovenia Cultural Profile to introduce the emerging field of cultural industries in Slovenia. Six years later we decided to republish it on our blog to reintroduce the subject. Please, note that in this article the data is not updated and that … Continue reading

Conference of European Ministers of Culture

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“Everybody should have access to culture and participate in cultural life.”* On 15 and 16 April the representatives of the European cultural ministries have gathered in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to participate at the 10th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture. As Peter Inkei from Budapest Observatory remarks, not so long ago “the western democracies (they were the only members of … Continue reading