At the end of this period of intense and innovative creation, the Minister of Culture and Communication presented on Thursday, November 7, a set of strong measures for a digital revolution.
A look back at two new events of the Digital Autumn of the Ministry of Culture and Communication: the mashup workshop and the dataculture hackathon.
On 23 October, the Ministry of Culture and Communication launched a mashup workshop within the workshops of the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI) in partnership with OuiShare, Open Knowledge Foundation and Wikimedia France. About twenty students embarked on a one-day mash-up workshop to create new cultural objects from works entered into the public domain. The Minister of Culture and Communication thanked each of the participants on November 7, 2013 by offering them eAlbum and DVDs provided by the Reunion of National Museums and the Grand Palais, as well as catalogues provided by the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, the National Library of France, the Guimet Museum and the Centre Pompidou.
During this workshop, ENSCI students invented an exquisite mash-up, including the “exquisite corpse”, a collective game invented by surrealists around 1925, or a tattoo machine around prints in the public domain.
On 25, 26, 27 October, the Ministry of Culture and Communication launched the first dataculture hackathon in its history within the digital startup Simplon.co. Some 60 participants from 11 teams competed in a creative marathon to present the new cultural services of tomorrow around the public cultural data sets available on data.gouv.fr.
On November 7, 2013, the Minister of Culture and Communication awarded the Grand Prize data Culture, the Youth Prize and the Special Jury Prize to the three winning teams nominated by a jury of experts in culture and digital.
The dataculture grand prize was awarded to the «Der des Ders» team.
On the occasion of the centenary of the First World War in 2014, «La Der des Der», a ludo-pedagogical device, proposes to follow and exchange data with Lucien, an imaginary journalist-photographer witness of the conflict. With the character’s Twitter account, and the support of an interactive frieze and map, users will be able to access the digitized collections of the First World War and distribute their own archival documents. The dataculture grand prize consists of a €5,000 grant, one place for each member of the winning team within the SPARK accelerator, support from the Ministry of Culture and Communication in establishing the team’s relationship with the network of French cultural institutions, a presentation by the winning team of their project at the next dataconnexion organised by the Etalab mission in December 2013.
The youth award was presented to the «Planet'Art» team.
«Planet'Art» is a transmedia experience that mobilizes television and a website. The site allows to travel through planets populated with works of contemporary art. The youth award consists in the presentation of a pass for the Guimet Museum and the Centre d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, catalogues of exhibitions offered by the Centre d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Support from the Ministry of Culture and Communication in connecting the team with the network of French cultural institutions.
The Special Jury Award was presented to the “Related” team.
“Related” is a cultural data search engine for the general public to create meaningful and intelligent connections between data. The interface provides a custom space in which you can create your own data library. The Jury’s Special Prize consists of the presentation of a pass and exhibition catalogues offered by the Louvre Museum as well as a place for each member of the winning team within the SPARK accelerator.
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The Ministry of Culture and Communication, a proactive cultural open data policy
The Ministry of Culture and Communication intends to give full measure to the government’s policy in favour of the openness and sharing of public data coordinated by the Etalab mission.
Public cultural data contribute to the education of citizens and young people, promote cultural democratization and the transmission of knowledge while restoring direct links with the user. This is why the Minister of Culture and Communication wants to conduct a policy of openness of public cultural data in order to create a dynamic ecosystem of creation and innovation. For the digital autumn, 150 datasets were released by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and many of its public institutions, and made available during the dataculture hackathon. These include metadata from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, GPS coordinates of historical monuments by the Centre des monuments nationaux, metadata attached to the pedagogical files of the Centre national d'art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, etc.
This type of action is part of the Ministry of Culture and Communication’s open data strategic roadmap. This commitment will be reiterated in the G8 Open Data Charter and will be one of the levers of the Ministry’s territorial digital strategy in line with the objectives of the digital component of future State-Region project contracts.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication, the public institutions under supervision and the regional cultural affairs directorates (DRAC) will have to engage in a greater openness of public cultural data based on the prescriptions of the Data Culture report.
In order to accompany this dynamic, a report on the evaluation of economic models for the reuse of cultural data will be submitted at the end of November.
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A French public domain calculator: a partnership between the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the French chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation
The Ministry of Culture and Communication signs a research and development partnership with the French chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation (*) for the realization of a computer demonstrator of the French public domain.
This calculator demonstrator of the French public domain will provide the cultural sector with an educational tool allowing it to better understand the legal status of the works and the value of the metadata it produces to register its action in a real strategy of digital uses.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication publishes for this purpose a study on public domain calculators and a didactic video of presentation of this unpublished project that sets the first steps of a reflection of the ministry on the development of the public domain digital.
The French public domain computer demonstrator will be presented in the first quarter of 2014. It will be carried out using a corpus of cultural metadata from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Médiathèque de l'architecture et du patrimoine.
(*) The French chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation is structured around an association of law 1901 whose objective is the promotion, access, dissemination, sharing and reuse of free knowledge in all its forms
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Supporting creation in the digital age: a partnership between the Ministry of Culture and Communication and Creative Commons France
The Ministry of Culture and Communication is launching an unprecedented partnership with Creative Commons France (*) to conduct a training cycle around the issues of open licensing with the main objective of supporting an artistic and cultural education approach. This unique training action will begin in the first half of 2014 and will be aimed at cultural actors, young people and more generally civil society actors.
The emergence of new artistic and cultural practices online makes it necessary to take greater account of open licenses, including Creative Commons licenses.
These licenses allow the author of a work of the mind to grant all or part of his intellectual property rights to the work in order to facilitate its dissemination, reuse and modification. They extend the freedoms of use offered to the public, while leaving the author in control of the conditions under which they are exploited. These tools are fully in line with the Minister’s intellectual property law and digital policy as part of her major national project for arts and cultural education.
(*) Creative Commons is a non-profit organization whose goal is to facilitate the dissemination and sharing of works while supporting new creative practices in the digital age. The organization affiliated with Creative Commons is the center of studies and research of administrative and political sciences of CNRS/Université Paris II.
A partnership between the Ministry of Culture and Communication and Inria to support the cultural sector in its Web 3.0 transition
The Ministry of Culture and Communication has formed a partnership with the Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA), a public research organization dedicated to digital science and technology, to organize a cycle of conferences and Bar Camp(*) dedicated to Web 3.0 issues in the cultural sector and Linked Open Data (**) in particular.
The first conference of the Ministry of Culture and Communication will be held in January 2014. It will bring together experts from the cultural sector and public institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
This series of conferences aims to bring together national, European and international experts on Web 3.0 while creating a space for exchanges with cultural professionals. It will make it possible to take stock of current research and to consider the main orientations that will impact the cultural sector.
(*) “Bar Camp”: a meeting between different actors in the form of participatory workshops and events. This cycle will take place in partnership with the "Data Web Encounters" group.
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The Ministry of Culture and Communication initiates a partnership with the immersive class of Microsoft France.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication is establishing a pilot partnership with the immersive class of the Microsoft France Campus. The immersive class is a space open to all actors in arts and cultural education (communities, cultural institutions, students, youth, teachers, families, etc.) in which everyone can immerse themselves in educational content thanks to innovative digital tools such as 3D devices or augmented reality.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication will make available in the immersive classroom of the Microsoft France Campus a selection of educational resources from the History of Arts portal (histoiredesarts.culture.fr).
The objective is to develop this type of partnership throughout the territory, in order to support arts and cultural education policy through the construction of innovative tools and freely accessible digital cultural pedagogical resources, for young people.
Silicon Valois, a shared workspace dedicated to cultural innovation at the Ministry of Culture and Communication, will soon open
To support the development of new digital artistic practices and foster digital mediation, the Ministry of Culture and Communication wants to create a shared workspace dedicated to cultural innovation and arts and cultural education.
This workspace and creative space will provide young people, students, young entrepreneurs and creators with a framework conducive to the expression of their creativity around works entered into the public domain, public data, cultural resources made available under open licenses.
A pilot of this project will be proposed at the end of May 2014 around an ephemeral shared workspace. Productions made in this unique place of creation will be showcased in a dedicated digital space.
FALL DIGITAL 2014
The invitation of Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication, to a digital autumn 2014
The priority that I wanted to give to digital creation and education was realized with the launch in early October of the first “digital autumn” of my department.
The results of the days dedicated to new forms of artistic creation reveal the creative richness of our country. The workshops dedicated to mash-up and hackathon showed the very high expectations of the youngest in favor of an ambitious policy of digital uses in the cultural sector.
Digital technology forces us to think differently and to take into account the collective intelligence and creative strength of each individual in order to drive the revolution in digital uses that is taking place in the cultural sector.
My ambition lies in this ability to mobilize tomorrow all the possibilities offered by digital technology so that the Internet becomes a public cultural space that allows citizens, and especially younger ones, to express and develop their creativity.
My bet is on democracy, a true democracy of culture. That of a digital mediation at the service of an informed and citizen access to digital tools. The development of an innovative and open creative ecosystem for the future of cultural policies.
Thanks to the commitment of all, and the strong partnership dimension of this digital autumn, which has mobilized the expertise of digital communities and actors as well as the creators of tomorrow, we have reached a new stage. I hope that this work will be continued and that the mutual mobilization of cultural actors and audiences will materialize by the sustainable sustainability of our actions around a strong annual event during which digital culture and “re-creation”. will have their place in my project for creation and digital education. I therefore invite you in 2014 for the second edition of the digital autumn.