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Taking 1000 Years of History into the Future


The cultural heritage is priceless but preserving it is very costly, and capitalizing on it is not obvious. The digital revolution can now change the playing field in this area, bringing the cultural heritage to new levels of fruition, with a significant impact on the economy. In that respect, it is interesting to see governments – for example in the EU – promoting new policies and earmarking new resources for specific programs.

Equally interesting is to reflect on how the Humanities may evolve to the effect vast amounts of historical data, images, maps and other information become digitally accessible, searchable, and usable for applications.

EPFL, traditionally a science and technology school, decided to embrace the Humanities in the digital era as both foundational to the way we think and as a potentially new field of interest to Engineering and Computer Science. The talk will focus on the opportunities and challenges that bears, and in particular the ones of a fascinating journey in research, education and technology transfer in Venice.


Mr Petochi Michele, Managing Director, Venice Project, Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending online.

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