Skiing and Big Data

This year a new free app by Dolomiti Superski allows checking your own performance after a day of skiing and establishing your ‘wellbeing factor’.

Once you have inserted the code on your skipass ticket, the app will show you a short animation with all the lifts you have taken. Briefly, you can reconstruct your skiing day based on when you have checked in at a lift: the only data needed is your skipass number, because the system checks your skipass ID with the data collected at the barriers. Obviously therefore, it won’t tell the exact slopes you’ve done: it is impossible for the system to know whether you were skiing on the right or left of the lift, which slopes in succession have you done (especially given the wide range of possibility offered by all the Dolomiti Superski carousels). Continue reading “Skiing and Big Data”


Wikitude and Archaeology (and museums?)

I’ve mentioned in the previous post that I’ve recently discovered a couple of fantastic apps. In the previous post, I’ve also spoken of Aurasma, an AR application for linking multimedia content to a static image. In this post, I’m looking at a second AR software: Wikitude. This software has also won many prizes as the best Augmented Reality Browser. In this case, it is a … Continue reading Wikitude and Archaeology (and museums?)


Thanks to a presentation by Marco Valenti, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Siena, at the recent PublicArchaeology in Italy Conference, two new fantastic apps. Actually, he spoke also of others apps, but in this blog I’ll discuss only two of them, one in this post, the second one here. The first one is Aurasma, an augmented reality platform, which allows linking multimedia … Continue reading Aurasma

Digitale Tråde

This year I’ve been to the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists) conference in Helsinki. There were many interesting papers, and I’ve definitely learnt a lot. In this post, I’d like to write about a geo-based application that has been developed in Denmark by the Museum Midtjylland and the Alexandra Instituttet. The app is called Digitale Tråde and it has been built in order to expand … Continue reading Digitale Tråde