Observatory Online Co-Creation Workshop
Developing spaces for digital collaboration and sharing
Digitisation and Digital Transformation in the Cultural Heritage Sector: Perspectives of Different Communities
Author: Elisa Pellegrini & Contributors: Rasa Bočytė & Maria Tartari
On the 20th of April, inDICEs project invited cultural heritage professionals, policymakers and researchers to take part in a focus group session to guide our work for the creation of the inDICEs Open Observatory. Together we discussed and collected insights on frameworks, trends, best practices and new business models that can enhance the circulation and creative use of cultural heritage. Specifically, we aimed to gather contributions on how our methodology for monitoring and analysing trends in the digital domain could help ...
“The Exhibit of American Negroes”
Some of the most brilliant early examples of what we call today ‘narrative data’ or ‘data visualization’ emerged from an urgent need to communicate crucial information. One such example is Florence Nightingale’s visual data from the Crimean War and W.E.B. DuBois’ “The Exhibit of American Negroes”. Both these visionary examples come from intellectuals who were often disenfranchised and faced obstacles to be heard and seen as valid. While of course creativity and an understanding of narrative are paramount to tell a story with data, perhaps another driving factor...
This year we’ve got some new processes and changes on the platform. Last year we started the Participatory Space four months ahead of schedule to cope with the new restrictions resulting from Covid-19. But now we can say that we have since grown out of our initial platform and are on our way to creating a flourishing and sustainable platform and digital community. Thus far we’ve been co-creating in the ‘Observatory Online Co-Creation Workshop’ process, but as we evolve so do our processes. Instead we’ve created three new processes:
- Design and Integration
- Designing a Model for Community Participa ...
In the initial creation of the Open Observatory Platform it was important to understand and empathize with the partners’ understanding of digital tools and platforms. To do this, the Platoniq team created a ‘Getting to Know You’ survey as its first community engagement activity. This survey served multiple purposes. First, it allowed the team to on-board and design the capacity building facet of the co-creation process. Then in addition the survey would also serve as an important research tool into the possible attitudes and character of future users of the Open Observatory Platform and feed i...