Europeana – Homepage

Europeana – Homepage.

  • For users:
    Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. It is an authoritative source of information coming from European cultural and scientific institutions.
  • For heritage institutions:
    Europeana is an opportunity to reach out to more users, increase their web traffic, enhance their users’ experience and build new partnerships.
  • For professionals in the heritage sector:
    Europeana is a platform for knowledge exchange between librarians, curators, archivists and the creative industries.
  • For policy-makers and funders:
    Europeana is a prestigious initiative endorsed by the European Commission, and is a means to stimulate creative economy and promote cultural tourism.

Wilson Miner – When We Build on Vimeo

We shape our tools and our tools shape us.” As more of the tools we live with every day become digital instead of physical, our opportunity – and responsibility – as designers is multiplying. We live in a world of screens, and we are the ones who decide what goes on them. We are in a unique position to have an impact – one that lasts longer than the next redesign or the latest technology. What happens when we stop thinking of ourselves not just as developers or experience designers, and take up the mantle as a new generation of product designers for a digital world?

via Wilson Miner – When We Build on Vimeo.

Parametric Flexbox by bdahlem – Thingiverse

Parametric Flexbox Created by bdahlem Created on Feb 8, 2012 Derived from Two new kind of flex-boxes by FdS Derived from Folding Wood Booklet by SNIJLAB This is a parametric version of FdS’ flex-box.You can edit the file using your favorite text editor notepad, vi, emacs, pico to change the height, width, and length of the box. Then send the file to your laser cutter and you will have yourself an awesome little box.

via Parametric Flexbox by bdahlem – Thingiverse.

Four kinds of hack | Culture Hack Scotland

At #chs11 event, as part of the set-up to help people think about what sort of projects they might be interested in doing, we spoke about there being four kinds of hack. It was a fairly arbitrary classification but many people found it to be quite useful so here it is:

Beautiful (visualisations, sonifications, creative work) [award-winner]

Useful (apps, tools and services which have clear user or business benefit) [award-winner]

Playful (games, toys, comedy things) [award-winner]

Placeful (apps which use geo-location as a key feature) [award-winner]

And while there were many judge’s favourites at the event which – you can browse the amazing outputs in the CHS showcase – there were four grandmaster projects which were classified as per the above. And you can see them by clicking the links above.

via Four kinds of hack | Culture Hack Scotland.