Getting ready for THATCamp 2012

Catalogue Launch Poster

After a delightful evening at Che Resto Bar, celebrating the launch of the Barroco Nova catalogue, we are now getting ready for the Great Lakes 2012 THATCamp, that will be taking place at Western University this coming up weekend April 20th-22nd.  As a matter of fact, we at CulturePlex are excited to be hosting a few of the interesting workshops that are scheduled for the (un)conference at our lab.

So what will the CulturePlex Lab be be bringing to this year’s THATCamp?  Two very exciting projects actually: Dr. Glearning and The Sylva Project.

Sylva is a tool developed within the CulturePlex Laboratory to help manage the complexity of networks in a straightforward manner and allow the researcher to share the results with other colleagues. There are three main things that Sylva can do with your data: model, collect and query.

Dr. Glearning is a platform that addresses the need for mobile apps at the higher education level and aims to develop a flexible mobile educational game platform. The flexibility of Dr. Glearning will give instructors the opportunity to choose the desired content to be presented at each stage of their course. Students move along and ‘advance’ through the material provided by the instructor by completing the requirements of each different level on Dr. Glearning.

And … I recently found out that our colleagues Javier de la Rosa and Roberto Ulloa will be presenting Gamex (a final project they did for one of their classes this term) and show us how this latest invention of their’s is capable of recognizing faces from Baroque paintings through face recognition algorithms.

Have I tempted you yet?  As you can see, we’ve been doing really interesting work at CulturePlex and we are now ready to share it with everyone at THATCamp.  See you all there!


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