You can have dinner feeling Zephyr’s breath, or enjoying Venus’ beauty, in Botticelli’s The birth of Venus, or you can feel the clang in Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello, you can admire the elegance of clothes in portrait of Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni by Agnolo Bronzino, or you can contemplate the landscape on the background of Annunciation of Leonardo da Vinci.
You can easily build a sequence of your favorite works of art, grouping them with the soundtrack you like. Five works of art at the highest resolution and other free contents, over 1000 available works in app purchase (part of revenues goes to Uffizi Gallery).
Centrica and VirtuItaly will participate to Futur en Seine 2016, the international event dedicated to innovation at 360° that will take place at Village des Innovations in Paris on June 9th and 10th.
Digital technologies, smart cities, artificial intelligence, augmented reality are only a few of the topics that will be discussed.
Particular attention will be given to startups, with a dedicated space where In.
Marco Cappellini will present the recent experience of Uffizi Virtual Experience to an audience of professionals and investors.
VirtuItaly and Centrica will participate to Major Cities of Europe Florence 2016 – Renaissance in the Digital Age, the conference dedicated to innovation and smart cities that will be in Florence from May 31st to June 1st 2016.
Organized by the City of Florence and the association Major Cities of Europe, of which Firenze is part, the 2016 international conference will take place in the cradle of Renaissance in Convitto della Calza. This exclusive location will host conferences, workshops, seminars and roundtables in which will be involved delegates from the most important cities of Europe.
It will be an opportunity to share the experiences of Florence with other cities like Barcelona, Lyon, Wien, Hamburg, Copenaghen.
Different points of view will be compared: in particular, on what Florence, leading city 2015-2020 in the European project Horizon 2020, and its territory are doing to promote simpler digital services and more sustainable tools to live, discover and work in Florence, in Tuscany and in Italy, and on what other cities in Europe are doing in this field.
In this context, we will present the last experiences and products of Centrica-VirtuItaly with a corner dedicated to Uffizi Virtual Experience, where the interactive area of the exhibition will be recreated to allow visitors to experiment Uffizi Touch Cloud technology.
Uffizi Virtual Experience will be presented to the audience of Major Cities of Europe also in a session dedicated to companies and startups in the field of ICT, that will be on Tuesday May 31st at 3 PM.
On June 16th in Berlin will take place SMAU Berlin, the two-days event dedicated to innovation and professional update in the ICT field. It will be an opportunity to meet stakeholders and network with other companies that act in the German digital ecosystem.
Centrica and VirtuItaly will be at the event with a stand dedicated to last year’s activities and in particular to Uffizi Virtual Experience, the digital exhibition realized in Milan in January 2016 and now ready for next exhibition.
With a pitch addressed to an audience of professionals of the field, Ing. Marco Cappellini will tell this experience and will make a short demonstration of the technology used in this project.
Centrica and VirtuItaly will be at Restauro, the Fair of Conservation, technology and promotion of cultural and environmental heritage in Ferrara next wednesday April 6th 2016.
Marco Cappellini, CEO of Centrica-VirtuItaly, will participate to the workshop Re-thinking the museum. Communication and digital strategies for innovative management and teaching with a speech titled Uffizi Virtual Experience: a digital exhibition to valorize cultural heritage outside museums.
Organized by the Humanities Department of the University of Ferrara and TekneHub, Technology Centre in the High Technology Network of Regione Emilia Romagna, the workshop will be introduced by Francesca Cappelletti, Humanities Department/Teknehub, University of Ferrara (h 14.30, Sala Marfisa).
“The cultural heritage at the origins of creativity. Every creation is deeply rooted in its cultural traditions, but develops together with other cultures.
For this reason, cultural heritage should be preserved in all its forms, valorized and transmitted to future generations as witness of the experience and aspirations of human kind, with the purpose of fostering a diverse creativity and promote a true intercultural exchange.” (art. 7, Unesco Universal Declaration Dichiarazione on cultural diversity
– Paris, November 2nd 2001).
This is the dea that drives the workshop. A serie of talks will follow through, combining the enthusiasm for the scientific research of the curatorial staff and the outcomes of an attentive view on reality, able to draft an exact profile of the current users and the relation between museum supply and demand.
In this context, Marco Cappellini will present the experience of the digital exhibition Uffizi Virtual Experience, produced with the startup VirtuItaly, and the enabling technology Uffizi Touch®, at the basis of the interactive area of the exhibition.
Wednesday, April 6th
Re-thinking the museum. Communication and digital strategies for innovative management and teaching
h.14:30- Sala Marfisa
Centrica will be in Hamburg from 2 of September, with 1150 works of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, thanks to UffiziTouch® Cloud.
Visitors can admire each masterpiece thanks to a series of touchscreen that will allow you to explore the entire collection, to compare more works and to observe even the smallest details.
Visit the event website: li.hamburg.de/uffizien
CeBIT, held in Hannover every year, is the world’s largest and most international computer expo and is considered a barometer of the state of the art in information technology.
Uffizi Touch® Cloud can be used in any school, research center that want to provide the best learning tool to teachers and students.
Or it can be part of your home experience.
Italian Living Experience: a hub dedicated to Italian creativity and excellence
ITALIAN LIVING EXPERIENCE, premiered on June 16th, during an exclusive preview, opens its doors to the public on June 28th, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Echo Fashion Building within the District 751 of Beijing.
ITALIAN LIVING EXPERIENCE will be a focal point for the promotion of Italian excellence and creativity through products, services and cultural events in the field of art, innovation, creativity and luxury Made in Italy. The exposition area is divided into three sectors (project, exhibition and living area) where technology is at the service of emotions through plays of light and colors, projections and interactive installations. The implementation of ITALIAN LIVING EXPERIENCE project has been possible thanks to the support of technical partners of exception.
In particular, the story of the creativity and knowledge Made in Italy is entrusted to the multimedia applications produced by Centrica, technical sponsor of the project. Inside of exhibition area, two interactive installations make available any information about the partners through digital images. The first installation contains the most representative projects of the participant firms. The images of their products become interactive and browsable in every detail.
The second installation is dedicated to the amazing content of Uffizi Touch®.
ITALIAN LIVING EXPERIENCE is sponsored by: The Embassy of Italy to the People’s Republic of China, Chinese-Italian Chamber of Commerce, Italian Chamber of Commerce in China; Italian Trade Commission.
ITALIAN LIVING EXPERIENCE will partecipate to the Beijing Design Week 2013
Uffizi Touch app has been selected by the jury panel among the projects in Nomination for the WWW Award (Sole24Ore), that is ranks among the most important European and international contests. The initiative celebrates the best of Italian creativity and digital technology. The final phase that will establish the winners of the WWW Award will involve all users, that can vote their favorite projects accessing to the web site. Vote for Uffizi Touch app! MOBILE AND TABLET APPLICATION / TRAVEL