The Integrated Systems Laboratory (ISL) in collaboration with Ekdotike Athenon participate in the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 (the largest trade fair for books in the world) and will present a live demonstration of the COSMOS application in the context of the national project COSMOS: Cultural Osmosis – Mythology & Art.
The presentations will be held in English on:
● Thursday 15 October 2020, at 11:00 a.m. and 13:00 hrs CEST, and
● Friday 16 October 2020, at 11:00 a.m. and 13:00 hrs CEST
Register here for the time slot of your choice free of charge.
Each presentation will last approximately one hour and will end with a Q&A session. Registration is operated on a first come, first-served basis. A limit of 150 attendees per demo presentation applies. For dissemination purposes, the webinars may be recorded.
Information about the application
Did you know that the Cretan Bull, the rabid bull that Heracles captured in his seventh labor, was the one that carried Zeus and Europa to Crete from Phoenicia? It was the same bull that, freed by the jittery Eurystheus, ended up in Marathon laying waste to the land, until Theseus captured him and sacrificed him to Apollo, before his encounter with the Minotaur. Greek mythology is rich in such interrelated stories, where gods, heroes and monsters cross paths, throughout the actual and mythical world. Stories that have inspired every form of art from ancient until modern times.
COSMOS is not just another app for reading Greek mythology texts. COSMOS uses AI algorithms, in order to offer a new, non-linear approach to encoding and presenting Greek mythology, thus facilitating the comprehension and visualization of connections that are otherwise not easy to perceive. At the same time, myths are connected to their depictions in works of art that originate from different places and eras, and are now physically located across the world.
COSMOS. Cultural Osmosis – Mythology & Art is an ongoing project, developed by Ekdotike Athenon and it is co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE (project code: Τ1EDK-04283).
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