April 25, 2024


The value of truth

Coding, APIs and education with Reduced Code Fest winner – a gamified practical experience for St Martin Cultural Heritage Route

4 min read

Can you notify us about your task? 

For the project, Tourism and AI learners of Breda University of Used Sciences worked alongside one another to curate geodata working with the Europeana site and design a cultural heritage sport for St Martin. Martin is a patron of lots of church buildings and convicts all-around the Netherlands and Europe, which are linked via the European Cultural Heritage Route and market the values of sharing, mercy and equality. These values and spiritual web sites are often overlooked among the young as other life-style merchandise and pursuits develop into far more important. So Breda College partnered with the Saint Martin Church in Utrecht to curate pertinent information for a place-based match to attract a young target audience and share the European spirit.

How did you use Europeana’s APIs and info from Europeana in your undertaking? How was your practical experience of employing them?

The Europeana API was used as a databases to retrieve and increase information and facts about cultural heritage objects and sites in a user-centred way. Our venture was based on the thought of crowdsourcing which signifies that end users could co-make it, by, for example, incorporating data about cultural heritage, and curating and moderating (recently additional) info (text, video, figures, audio) which then trains synthetic intelligence to generate and reasonable it – a system named supervised machine understanding. 

In the course of the hackathon we tested the API for feasibility. We experienced handful of difficulties in speaking with the databases in itself, even though some facts we aimed to retrieve was unavailable/needed some extra preprocessing, particularly with retrieving the genuine illustrations or photos from the API, for the reason that we only acquired the indexing info again as opposed from the image.

Did you use any other specialized instruments that you had hardly ever applied prior to?

In just this venture we tried out to make a connection to Niantic’s Lightship platform which is applied to layout spot based mostly online games and playful experiences. The hackathon gave us a good overview of distinct engineering parts, their options and constraints. This has to be more explored and applied in a clickable prototype.

We would like to listen to from your learners straight – what was the most precious matter that they figured out from the programme? 

Jos Kamp, 4th calendar year International Tourism Management University student, BUas, says, ‘During the Europeana Hackathon I have definitely viewed the value of pondering outdoors of the box when it will come to combining unique varieties of know-how. The simple fact that Europeana adds so considerably benefit as a result of their cultural heritage database presents quite a few alternatives for the long term. Combining the strengths of various disciplines is an very powerful tool!’

Elisabeth Engering, 2nd yr college student Knowledge Science & AI at BUas added: ‘The most important part I acquired from this job was definitely the APi integration. The resourceful strategies on how the data from these a big databases can be applied was interesting!’

Wherever can individuals discover your challenge, or learn from your perform?

For now, you can get hold of the professorship of Electronic Transformation in Cultural Tourism at Breda University of Applied Sciences – me, Professor Jessika Weber Sabil, via e-mail ([email protected]) or Frederike van Ouwerkerk (senior lecturer in Tourism, Ouwerkerk, [email protected]) for more facts or collaborations.

 What’s subsequent for you/your crew?

As the job is still in its notion phase, there are still lots of facts for collaborations and even more funding to investigate. We intend to collaborate with a further instructional institute and the cultural heritage route of St Martin to acquire a gaming prototype. Jos will assess and investigate this prototype in his bachelor thesis. Also, the staff is so substantially hunting ahead to going to Umbria in summer time to proceed the next section of the hackathon and getting to know the other teams of the Europeana Low-Code festival.

Locate out more 

Discover and use Europeana’s APIs or uncover more options to use digital cultural heritage in education and learning by signing up for the upgraded ‘Digital Training with Cultural Heritage’ 2023 MOOC.

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