Imaging Novecento: a Mobile App for the Museo Novecento in Florence

Imaging Novecento: a Mobile App for the Museo Novecento in Florence

Imaging Novecento logo

Imaging Novecento is a mobile application for Android which allows visitors of the Museo Novecento in Florence, IT to frame some of the artworks in the halls of the museum which are automatically recognized by the application.

For each work the app provides some notes on the artist and his work style. In addition the user can select his own image from the device gallery and apply the style of the work on his picture.

Within minutes the processing result is sent to the user email. The photos can then be shared on the main social networks.

The app has been selected and developed in the context of “INNOVecento – Novecento Museum Innovation Lab”, a competition notice proposed by the Municipality of Florence, in order to enhance and continue the innovative vocation of its museums. The notice intends to call businesses and professionals to propose ideas and solutions based on ICT. Accepted proposals can be tested in the next months for a specified period of time at the Museo Novecento in Florence.

We presented our proposal as researchers of the NEMECH New Media for Cultural Heritage. NEMECH is a Competence Centre of Cultural Heritage established by Regione Toscana and activated by MICC – University of Florence, headed by the director Alberto Del Bimbo.

The idea, the design and the implementation of the app have been carried out by Andrea Ferracani, Daniele Pezzatini, Lea Landucci, Tiberio Uricchio and Federico Becattini, researchers at MICC.

smArt: Open and Interactive Indoor Cultural Data

smArt: Open and Interactive Indoor Cultural Data

smArt is a low-cost framework to quickly set up indoor exhibits featuring a smart navigation system for museums.

The framework is web-based and allows the design on a digital map of a sensorized museum environment and the dynamic and assisted definition of the multimedia materials and sensors associated to the artworks.

The knowledge-base uses semantic technologies and it is ex-ploited by museum visitors to get directions and to have multimedia insights in a natural way.

Indoor localisation and routing is provided taking advantage of active and passive sensors advertisements and user interactions. In this way we overcome the Global Positioning System (GPS) un-availability issue in indoor environments.

The system will be presented at ACM Multimedia 2015, Brisbane, Australia in the Demos Track.

The system started as a project developed by the students Riccardo Del Chiaro, Franco Yang, Maurizio Sanesi and Alberto Merciai as final work for the Bachelor of Art at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Florence under the supervision of prof. Alberto Del Bimbo, and his assistants Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini.

The work was born from an idea by Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini, researchers at MICC and prof. Alberto Del Bimbo collaborators.

PITAGORA: Recommending Users and Local Experts in anAirport Social Network

PITAGORA: Recommending Users and Local Experts in anAirport Social Network

PITAGORA is a mobile web contextual social network designed for the check-in area of an air-port. The app provides recommendation of potential friends, local experts and targeted services. Recommendation is hybrid and combines social media analysis and collaborative filtering techniques. Users’ recommendation has been evaluated through a user study with good results.

The system will be presented at ACM Multimedia 2015, Brisbane, Australia in the Demos Track.

The system started as a project developed by the students Andrea Benericetti and Marco Guiducci as final work for the Bachelor of Art at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Florence under the supervision of prof. Alberto Del Bimbo, and his assistants Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini.

The work was born from an idea by Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini, researchers at MICC and prof. Alberto Del Bimbo collaborators.