AvoinGLAM presents two events we are preparing. Mark your calendars for the GLAM+Commons+AI Sauna and join preparing a Media Art History event for September/October!
AvoinGLAM invites the Wikimedia tech + GLAM community to Helsinki 6–7 May after the Wikimedia hackathon in Tallinn 3–5 May, 2024 to envision the relations between GLAM, the open ecosystem and AI together with major Finnish GLAM institutions, AI research projects and companies.
Monday 6 May
Inspire talks – In the morning, inspire talks kick off the event at the Reading Room of the National Archives of Finland.
Workshop + sauna + sea pool – The afternoon workshop at Allas Sea Pool at the harbor brings all the participants together to decide what are the issues we must work on. It is followed by sauna, pool and mingling.
Tuesday 7 May
Hands-on – The second day is the playground for GLAM + Commons + AI. The day is for testing, talking, learning, hacking, whichever is the best way for anyone to get a better understanding how AI, cultural heritage and the open ecosystem work together. Program for the day will be crafted during the spring in collaboration with the GLAMs, wikimedians, research projects and companies to find the common interests.
Tallinn is only a couple of hours boat trip away from Helsinki. Plan your trip via Helsinki and join the event. We do not have scholarships to join this event only. Neither can we cover the cost of accommodation or food. The event will be free of charge.
Get inspired by checking out the moodboard and the project page! Follow the page to see how the program develops.
Looking back: Media Art History in the Future Seminar 2024
The closing seminar of the MEHI project was held at MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Center, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki Fri 26 January. We presented the pages that display the materials in the Wikimedia projects and discussed the role of open licensing and sharing with artists and actors in the arts organizations. Our hope is to encourage the artists to share at least descriptive images of their works openly as well as to build common understanding about open licensing.
Looking forward: Seminar and collaboration
AvoinGLAM prepares to organize an event bringing together other initiatives recording and archiving media art history. The preliminary date is around September/October. If you work in this area, please get in touch with us!