Bayt Al-Sinnari to host Creativity Youth Forum (April 28-29, 2014)
In the framework of the Program to Support Cultural Diversity and Creativity across Egypt funded by the European Commission in Cairo, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina will organize a new project for young people entitled "Creativity Youth Forum” which will be hosted by the Bayt Al-Sinnari Center for Science, Culture and Arts in district of Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo. The Creativity Youth Forum aims to connect young people from different Governates and build their capacity to work together in promotion of cultural heritage and the advancement of developmental processes. These Forums will give young people the chance to participate in various workshops focused on different themes; including photography, graphic design, literature, painting and film-making. Applications are open to participants from the ages 18-34.
Augmented Reality: 3D Video Mapping Show on Ancient Alexandria (21 and 22 May 2014)
A 2-day video mapping show; 3D projection combined with sound and lighting effects, on Ancient Alexandria projected on the wall of the BA Conference Center building. The theme of the projection is the history of Alexandria from its establishment till the end of the Classical Period, with special focus on the main attractions sites of the city and its historical milestones. Augmented Reality means overlaying virtual digital elements on reality. It refers to the innovative multimedia techniques that make reality interact with digital constructions and reconstructions, thus modifying, enhancing and enriching the perceived world. It includes interactive projections, lighting techniques, virtual architecture and communication and audiovisual instruments. Its applications are numerous, ranging from overlapping virtual components onto reality (geo-localization and referencing, logical and physical mapping) to simulation of virtual reality elements and artistic applications through performances, video projections and installations. The event is part of the International Augmented Med (I AM) project, an international cooperation project involving 14 partner organizations from 7 Mediterranean countries, and is funded by the European Union’s ENPI CBC MED Programme.