From the present issue onwards IMEros will host, besides the articles, brief presentations of projects and programmes which fall within the framework of the journal's interests. The examination of single cases of electronic presentations, either in the form of general presentations that aim at informing the reader of the publication of a work, or in the form of brief case-studies of a more analytical character, aims at enriching the content of the journal and making it more "flexible". Given that the interests of IMEros involve issues that are continuously under reassessment internationally and have just recently started to be composed into organised fields of activity and study, the inclusion of brief presentations, of an informative or an exploratory nature, corresponds both to the special conditions that prevail in the wider field of "cultural technology" and to the varying expectations of the public.
Platon Petridis - Vicky Foskolou
Dimitris Plantzos, New Technologies at the Museum of Cycladic Art
The paper presents the applications of new technologies
with which the Museum of Cycladic Art aims at the completion and the
promotion of its work in the fields of culture, research, and education.
It also refers to the Museum's web site, which operates in its new form
since 1999. In addition, there is a presentation of the English electronic
title "The Cycladic World" and other similar endeavours in the field of informatics.
The management of cultural information and the ability to access it directly are
the issues that concern the Museum of Cycladic Art regarding the use of new
technologies in its future activities.
Vaki Kokkinaki, Shaping the new role of archaeology today
The easy exchange of information with the use of networks
and new technologies in archaeology, seems to form, among others,
an important parameter: It effectively reflects the new notions about
the use of this discipline not only for the professional researchers
of the past, but for wider audiences as well. Archaeology is used,
in some cases with a more pragmatic sense; it becomes a communal activity
and a educational game. In this article are displayed some indicative
examples of this, as they are presented on Internet.
The article presents the CD-ROM The Magical Walk of Curious Julius at
Delphi Archaeology, Knowledge and Adventure, which is addressed to children over
the age of eleven and aims at familiarizing them with the science of Archaeology
and its methods. After a brief reference to children's opportunities to become familiar
with the subject through publications and educational programmes, it analyses the
rationale of the selection and organization of the content, as well as the way it
was presented in the above electronic title. Finally, there is reference to its
possible utilization within the framework of the educational system.
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