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Culture and Digital Heritage Conference, with launch of NFT SpotlightHeritageTimișoara2023 and XR Show in Experimentarium and UPT Museum

17 February 2023 19 February 2023

Politehnica University Timisoara, through the ID/IFR and e-Learning Centre and the Multimedia Centre, together with the National Museum of Banat and Timisoara 2023, is organising a whole weekend of events dedicated to the official opening of the Cultural Programme Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2023 - Opening Timisoara 2023. Hybrid conference " Culture and Digital Heritage and XR Show with the launch of NFT Spotlight Heritage Timisoara brings a diverse category of international speakers, from the area of digital heritage and culture and partly from E³UDRES² partner universities, with a range of cultural, educational, artistic, critical and scientific perspectives, and, for the first time in the Romanian landscape, the launch NFT-Non-Fungible Tokens I Spotlight Heritage-Timisoara2023. The event will take place on 17 February 2023, from 9:00-17:00, in the Conference Centre of Politehnica University Timisoara (Vasile Pârvan Boulevard, no. 2 B) and online. Participation is free based on registration: in-situ for the Auditorium Hall of UPT Conference Center online via the Zoom platform In addition to the conference, the programme will include a series of events that will bring the city's specificities (technical - industrial - creative) under the spotlight. The event will continue in 18 -19 February 2023, between the hours of 10:00 -17:00 with a Show XR, which will include digital technology shows (augmented/virtual/mixed reality, holograms, interactive applications) and science shows (spectacular physics demonstrations, chemistry experiments for the 5 senses, presentation of Timisoara's technical premieres), organised as guided tours in the space of Experimentarium TM and the UPT Museum (Splaiul Spiru Haret, Timisoara). Heritage Spotlight Passport Timisoara where they will be able to collect points from all heritage events in 2023. Invitees include creative industries actors, museographers, artists, university and pre-university teachers, students, pupils, creators of cultural events, members of civil society, students, as well as people with disabilities, seniors and children.

About the Digital Culture & Heritage Talks conference

Digital Culture & Heritage Talks aims to provide a space for discussion of current trends and projects related to the intersection of artistic practices and digital technology, with a particular focus on the impact on education and community. The conference brings together a range of cultural, educational, artistic, critical and scholarly perspectives, giving visibility to recent and ongoing projects in different countries and cultural contexts. The conference is constructed as a hybrid event with physical and online participation, integrating structured discussions, practical interventions and demonstrations and, for the first time, an XR Show into the programme. The target group is made up of actors from the creative industries, cultural industries, artists, students, teachers from academia and pre-university. The event is developed as a continuation of the 7 Workshops of the last years of Politehnica University Timisoara, dedicated to digital competences in creative industries, of the IAFeS NETTIES 2021 International Conference, Digital Culture in Education, Science and Technology and of the Erasmus+ project DigiCulture - Improving digital skills and social inclusion of adults in creative industries, at a time of growing interest in Timisoara's role in building the creative industries. During the conference, participants will have the option to listen to English presentations dubbed into Romanian with a live interpreter, provided by the UPT ID/IFR and e-Learning Centre.

Find out more about the conference and which international speakers will present innovative ideas, solutions and digital culture projects. 

About the XR Spotlight Heritage Timisoara Show in UPT premises

The XR Show is part of the Cultural Programme Timisoara European Capital of Culture and Opening Timisoara 2023 and will feature digital technology (augmented/virtual/mixed reality, holograms, interactive applications) and science (spectacular physics demonstrations, chemistry experiments for the 5 senses, presentation of Timisoara's technical premieres) shows.The event promotes the transformation of technology addiction into culture, heritage and science addiction, by increasing the general public's interest in Timișoara's historic neighbourhoods, using digital storytelling and stimulating locals/tourists to experience and co-create the city's cultural heritage. An event aimed at parents and children, the show will also include an interactive installation combining illustrations and documented stories, presented in a multi-layered structure of integrated print with interactive spaces through touch screens, mobile apps, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) apps. Participation is free on site Experimentarium TM and UPT Museum, Splaiul Spiru Haret, Timisoara. Find out more about the XR Show here. Spotlight Heritage Timișoara / Patrimoniul sub reflectoare e is a digital cultural initiative of the Politehnica University of Timișoara, realized in partnership with the National Museum of Banat, part of the Cultural Programme Timișoara 2023 European Capital of Culture. Cultural project co-financed by the Center for Projects of the Municipality of Timișoara, Timiș County Council, Romania.


17 February 2023
19 February 2023
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Spotlight Heritage Timisoara project
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Auditorium - UPT Conference Centre, Experimentarium TM and UPT Museum

Vasile Pârvan Boulevard, nr. 2 B
Timisoara, Timis 300290 Romania
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