(Intangible Treasures - Capturing the Intangible Cultural Heritage
and Learning the Rare Know-How of Living Human Treasures FP7-ICT-2011-9-600676-i-Treasures)
is an Integrated Project (IP) of the European Union's 7th Framework
Programme 'ICT for Access to Cultural Resources'. The project
started on February 1, 2013, and will last 48 months.
UMS 'n JIP
are involved as external experts as contemporary music composers,
programmers and performers as well as
part of a brain mapping research project.
Their participation is related to the i-Treasures-contribution
Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis (Aristotle University
Thessaloniki, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering).
expression is not limited to architecture, monuments or collections
of artifacts. It also includes fragile intangible live expressions,
which involve knowledge and skills. Such expressions include
music, dance, singing, theatre, human skills and craftsmanship.
These manifestations of human intelligence and creativeness
constitute our Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). ICH is at
the same time traditional, contemporary and living, because
it does not only refer to inherited knowledge but also to the
renewal of contemporary cultural expressions. It refers to the
past, to the present, and, certainly to the future and is the
mainspring of humanity's cultural diversity.
main objective of i-Treasures is to develop an open and extendable
platform to provide access to ICH resources, enable knowledge
exchange between researchers and contribute to the transmission
of rare know-how from Living Human Treasures to apprentices.
To this end, the project aims to go beyond the mere digitization
of cultural content. Its main contribution is the creation of
new knowledge by proposing novel methodologies and new technological
paradigms for the analysis and modeling of ICH. One of the main
objectives of the proposal is the development of an appropriate
methodology based on multisensory technology for the creation
of information (intangible treasures) that has never been analyzed
or studied before.
the i-Treasures project, the usability of the platform will
be demonstrated in different case studies, among them Contemporary