Venice Long Data

Alessandro Codello’s contribution introduces “Long Data” as a novel approach to unlocking the cultural heritage within historical archives. This concept contrasts with Big Data by focusing on the deep historical context found in meticulously preserved archives, revealing insights into cultural heritage. Utilizing new Artificial Intelligence technologies in harmony with traditional archival methods, Long Data aims to analyze, transcribe, and model historical data on an unprecedented scale. This approach promises a more comprehensive understanding of history, enhancing studies on societal and cultural evolution. A key example of Long Data’s application is the Venice State Archive (ASVe), which holds over a millennium’s worth of documents. The initiative seeks multidisciplinary collaboration to make accessible this vast archive, thereby safeguarding its cultural heritage and preparing the ground for a revolution in historical research.

And If Venice is Sinking: A Case Study […]

And If Venice is Sinking: A Case Study of Material Pedagogy Using Place- and Problem-Based Learning on ‘A Sustainable Serenissima‘ by Bryan Brazeau, Head of Liberal Arts at the University of Warwick. A Sustainable Serenissima was first taught as an experimental transdisciplinary pilot module in AY 2018-2019. The module’s learning objectives include critical analysis of local sustainable solutions, analysis of future implementation plans, and consideration of the scalability and adaptability of the problem of Venetian sustainability to other global challenges.

On Science and Beauty

Full Professor of Physics at Ca’ Foscari, and a LIMS Fellow, Guido Caldarelli illustrates how science and beauty are often thought of as being distinct and separate fields, with science concerned with understanding the underlying mathematical mechanisms of the natural world and beauty typically considered a subjective experience.

Venice: the Issue of Sustainability

In the first contribution to this new publishing series, Chiara Casarin pays homage to the illustrious research precedents, conditions, needs and urgencies that led to the birth of ARCHiPub. On Cultural and Digital Matters as part of ARCHiVe at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.