First official day of the KUI event, a Culture and Computer conference hosted in the Pergamon museum in Berlin. Mixed feeling about the papers presented in contrast to the very interesting keynote given this morning by someone from the Israel museum in Jerusalem. The speaker did talk about their collaboration with Google Art, how to put your museum on-line or how do you make it existing on-line without loosing visitors.
the social event of the conference the possibility to have a guided
tour in the museum was offered, I took it and it was amazing. The guide
who was supposed to give a 30min talk was entertaining us for 1h30. We
were all drinking his stories, jumping from country to country, time to
time, history to mythology, mythology to politic. The highest point was
the fight depicted from a 2m piece of facade where we could see parts of
Athena and other bodies, the statues were moving and the swords flying,
take that immersive 3D cinema.
I ask the question: what is a conference without his
social event? An incomplete event. This time it took place on the top of some federal building not fat form Alexanderplatz. And after a nice diner with a
americano-franco-russian couple I left the place to join ma douce for a concert
Eschschloraque, a bar name easy to misspell, a surviving alternative bar in Hackescher Markt close
to the Kino Central. Comfortably installed in a sofa facing the
stage we are waiting for the musicians. Here they come, Japanese singer,
Russian piano player and a Greek guitarist. Songs in Japanese, Greek
and more. Always nice to discover the musical touch of a band.
Today I did travel in time, in space, in language... and I'm not even confused. Take that narrow minded people.
-the Israel museum
-Google Art Project