In MediaScape an innovative model for making audiovisual cultural heritage accessible is being developed in a collaboration between Sound and Vision and the CWI. Instead of generic applications such as the well-known search entries on archives and catalogues, "generous applications" are designed in MediaScape that are better able to realize the potential of digital heritage collections.
Alternative forms of access to the collections are being developed to make connections between the interests of individuals and heritage objects. The state-of-the-art in information technology such as AI, XR and Intelligent Agents is used for this. To develop these applications, an "interface" is needed that can connect these new techniques with the legacy systems that form the foundation of archives.
In MediaScape a bridge is created between two worlds. Together with heritage partners, test set-ups are designed that show how the new designs work in direct interaction with visitors.
This project is funded by the VOGIN fund.
CWI, Sound and Vision