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Artivity goes on to phase 3

With a bit of a delay, I am updating the project blog to announce that Artivity has been awarded funding for the third phase of the project. See Daniela's blog entry about it. Since the end of phase 2 Artivity could run on Windows and MacOSX but with limited support for creative applications. There are lots of exciting developments for the third phase:

Ligatus Public Lecture: The Parthenon Restoration Project with Prof Petros Koufopoulos

Restoration work at the western facade of the Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece; by Jebulon;

Tuesday 9 February 2016
The Red Room
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip St
London SW1P 4JU

The Ligatus Research Centre is delighted to announce a public lecture by Professor Petros Koufopoulos on the history and development of the Parthenon Restoration Project.
Professor Koufopoulos spent 10 years working on the conservation and restoration of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. He will speak about his experiences and the challenges and achievements of this ambitious project.

Gino Ballantyne's contribution

Having completed nearly all of the testing sessions for the second phase of Artivity I have began publishing the resulting data in figshare. The first batch is already up from the artist Gino Ballantyne, but I will be getting the second machine with the rest of the data over the weekend so I will be publishing more. For reference this data is here:

Gino Ballantyne's contribution for Phase 2

The future of Artivity and Zeitgeist

Since the inception of this project the idea of capturing contextual research data started after looking at the idea of the semantic desktop. The main implementation of the semantic desktop was through the respective KDE and GNOME communities and particularly the Zeitgeist framework which was a core component allowing applications to interact with semantic desktop data.

Export formats

I have been looking recently at the issue of sharing Artivity data. I did a short bibliographical review (attached at the bottom of the post) and it confirms that the idea of the semantic desktop was particularly popular around the middle of the 00's but it never really took off although the open source community embraced it (especially KDE and GNOME projects).

Some interesting projects came up in the review:


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