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PLUGGY | Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness & Participation

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2016 - 2020
Europe

Services

Design & develop a geolocation app, PLUGGY Pins which allows the creation of cultural geolocation tours in a user-friendly environment and provides access to the available tours through PLUGGY social platform.

Purpose

Pluggy is a European cultural project with the purpose to support European citizens to shape cultural heritage and be shaped by it. Pluggy’s goal is to enable citizens to share their local knowledge and everyday experience with others. The project has various participants from all over Europe, including cultural institutions and digital libraries, building extensive networks around a common interest in connecting past, present and future.

Objective

The project approaches heritage as an asset and a responsibility of all, aiming to encompass greater democratic participative actions with concern for the local and the everyday and to facilitate a continuing process for creating, modifying and safeguarding heritage where citizens will be prosumers and maintainers of cultural activities. PLUGGY Social Platform’s users will curate stories using the PLUGGY Curatorial Tool and the content will be both crowdsourced and retrieved from digital collections, allowing users to create links between seemingly unrelated facts, events, people and digitized collections, leading to new approaches of presenting cultural resources, and new ways of experiencing them. PLUGGY will provide the necessary architecture for the creation of pluggable applications, allowing for beyond- the-project, not yet imagined ways to use the content on the social platform, while focusing on the design of the social interaction, helping to build new virtual heritage communities. The PLUGGY consortium spans 5 countries and includes 4 academic partners, a total of 10 museums and 3 SMEs in the fields of cultural heritage and creative applications. They cover the areas of cultural heritage, social platforms, authoring tools, VR/AR, knowledge management, semantics and 3D audio.