Venue: Escuela Politécnica Superior (EPS)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Avda. Universidad, 30, 28911 Leganés, Madrid
Speaker: Julián Moreno Schneider, Schneider, DFKI (Germany)
Abstract: The project "Digitale Kuratierung Technologien" (DKT), technologies for digital curation, is a project funded by the German Ministry of Science and Research in which five partners are involved, one of which is a research institution (DFKI) and the other four are industrial partners in different sectors: journalism, graphic design, etc (Condat, 3PC, Kreuzwerker, Art+Com). Digital Curation is a concept that is becoming very popular in research, although some areas of research have already referred to it in other terms such as Information Forensics or Information Analytics. The main purpose of information curation is the analysis and extraction of information through automatic processing tools to make the users better understand the existing content in, for example, a collection of documents. The main objective of the project is to create a platform for curating information that can help knowledge workers become familiar with large amounts of information in a fast and efficient way. To achieve this, the platform receives the information, usually in documents or collections, and processes them through a sequence of natural language analysis processes. In order to make this process scalable and interconnectable, we use a popular format in the area of semantic analysis (RDF and NIF). Once the information has been processed, the partners use this information fort he different use cases they are responsible for: museum exhibits, journalism, etc. An overview of technologies used in digital curation as well as challenges will be given in the seminar.
Speaker: Anders Sundnes Løvlie, Associate Professor, Gjøvik University College, Oslo, Norway.
Abstract: The 22 July 2011 terrorist attack in Oslo had a profound effect on Norwegian online debate. Due to the terrorist's online activities, public controversy was focused on the debate systems of online newspapers, which were perceived as giving a platform for racist and extremist speakers, cultivating a climate which was claimed to have contributed to the terrorist's motivation for the attack. On the counter-side of this argument are fundamental issues of freedom of expression and the democratising effect of online debate. This lecture gives an outline of the core issues in this debate, and the resulting increase in editorial control with online debate in Norway. This case has important implications for other countries hit by terrorist attacks in recent years, including Spain.
Abstract: This lecture outlines a vision for a new kind of mobile game. The concept of location-based games (or pervasive games) is well known: Games that take place in the «real world» and are played on mobile devices, which calculate the player's position and use this to interact with other players in the same environment. This makes it possible to re-appropriate public spaces for play and exploration. But what if you could play this kind of game together with other people, located in other cities? Just like global protest movements like «Occupy» (or in Spain, «los indignados» and the 15M movement), this would make it possible for people located in different cities and different countries to engage in activities together across physical boundaries. Whether those activities are political or just playful, this would be a small contribution towards the old idea of a trans-national public sphere. As an example of this vision, this lecture describes the design of a planned game for the Occupy movement, called «Occupoly».
Abstract: The key to success in mobile app development is not having the best programming skills, the biggest company or the most resources – it is having the best ideas. But how do you produce good ideas? This is not a matter of being a genius with unique inspiration, but of working hard and methodically. This practical workshop will teach the participants some simple techniques for producing basic ideas and refining them critically into basic concepts for further development.