Articles and reports

CLAW Meeting GÉANT 2020: workshop on crisis management in… times of crisis

After the success of last year’s CLAW (Crisis Management Workshop), organized for the NREN community (National Research and Education Network) at PSNC headquarters, this year’s edition was held online. The coronavirus pandemic did not allow to organize the meeting in the capital of Wielkpolska Region once again, but this exceptional situation did not prevent the development and organization of the next interactive crisis management classes.

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Interview for TOK FM: The magic of science is going online this year. Researchers Night takes place on November 27

This year’s edition of the Researchers’ Night, which is a very popular event among the children and adults in Poznan, will be held entirely on-line. On November 27, the organizers invite the participants to a virtual studio to a “live” broadcast, and viewers will have access to 8 thematic channels. Damian Niemir (PSNC) talks about this unique event on Radio TOK FM.

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Cultural base: interview with Jan Skorupa

On the “Cultural Base” (polish: “Kultura u Podstaw”) portal of the Culture Department of the Marshal’s Office in the Wielkopolska Region we can read an interview with Jan Skorupa from PSNC’s New Media Department. The interview discusses, among others, the issues of development works conducted at PSNC within the CBPIO and FutureLabs projects.

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TNC20: see you in Brighton in 2021

The opening session of this year’s TNC conference was scheduled for today, 8 June 2020. As in previous years, PSNC was supposed to act as a technological partner. Unfortunately, the organizers, due to the persisting coronavirus epidemic, decided to postpone the conference for a year.

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Cinema of the future: immersive media

Immersive media change the perception of cinema. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, cinemas around the world remain closed. David Davies in his article on the IBC365 portal is trying to answer the question: which technologies can encourage viewers in the future to return to this form of entertainment? One of the responders is Maciej Głowiak – Head of PSNC New Media Department.

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VOXBOX: platform developed for the furniture brand

PSNC created an application for the VOX furniture brand that integrates numerous tools for modern remote customer service. Nowadays, in the era of coronavirus epidemics and restrictions associated with the virus, this application becomes very popular.

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Vertigo STARTS: Artistic fascinations with supercomputers

More and more often, modern technologies are perceived by artists and art creators as a potential inspiration and a kind of artwork material. One of the main goals of the Vertigo STARTS initiative, created under the aegis of the European Commission in Horizon 2020, is to stimulate synergy between artists or cultural institutions, and research and development institutes in the field of IT technologies. Last year’s edition of the program was attended by a conceptual artist from Berlin – Theresa Schubert, who resided at PSNC within the current project.

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About PSNC projects on the “Artificial Intelligence” portal

Recently, the media have been publishing many materials on PSNC and the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences’ participation in projects aimed at fighting the coronavirus epidemic. The press articles about the involvement of our Centre in such initiatives are available, among others, on the portal sztucznainteligencja.org.pl.

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European Robotics Week: interview with Alicja Laskowska

During last year’s European Robotics Week, PSNC presented robot applications in its own projects and products related to education, medicine, agriculture, new media and digital libraries. Alicja Laskowska from the Future Internet Services Department summarized the event.

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