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The round table presented the results of an analysis of the attitudes and competences of teachers and students for didactic use of ICT at Fautly of Education, University of Primorska and evolved around the topic of ICT use in teaching and learning.

The University of St Andrews and Primorska are soon to agree to award a joint degree with the title of Doctor of Philosophy (on condition that the joint PhD study programme in Computer Science will gain accreditation of the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education)...

Mordhau is a multiplayer medieval melee game featuring large open battles, siege engines, and mounted combat. Its author is a doctoral student of computer science and informatics and a teaching assistant at UP FAMNIT Marko Grgurovič. He has presented the project on the Kickstarter and reached the set amount - 80 thousand USD in less than one day.

Dr. Andrej Brodnik was a guest in the central informative program on the first channel of the national television station where he talked about internet crime.

You can watch the podcast here (in Slovenian): http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/prispevki-in-izjave-odmevi/174458963

Monday, 30 January 2017

Interactive documentary iOtok

iOtok (iIsland) - interactive multimedia documentary - was released three weeks ago. The backend part of the web portal was entirely developed by members of CORA (Centre for aplication design and development) and HICUP LAB (Humans Interacting with Computers at University of Primorska).

Klen Čopič Pucihar and Matjaž Kljun from Department of Information Science and Technology had an interview on Radio Trst A - Rai Friuli Venezia Giulia (9. 1. 2017). They talked about the augmented and virtual reality in the show Prva Izmena - Hevreka.

Matjaz Kljun was a guest of a show "V Središču" on Radio Koper. He presented the echolocation prototype, which was created on the initiative of the Škocjan Caves and their University network initiative financed by UNESCO Man and the Biosphere programme. The purpose of the project is to enable users to experience echolocation. Prototip was developed in cooperation with our student Patrik Kocjančič and Klen Čopič Pucihar.

After September's premiere of transmedia documentary "Reinventing the Wheel" at the Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož, the MMC RTV Slovenia portal (Slovenian only) also published a story about the interactive comic book Bobri of which augmented reality application was developed by DIST researcher dr. Klen Čopič Pucihar. A relaxed chat about the comic book with project collaborators was also held at the Monday literary matinee (Slovenian only) at the bookstore of Celjska Mohorjeva družba in Ljubljana.

The RTV Slovenia show "Dobro Jutro" (literaly Good Morning) is a dynamic morning program aired every weekday. It is intertwined with the studio talks and live events from different parts of Slovenia. It has advisory, educational, entertainment and informational content. On the 29th of September they hosted also the vice-rector dr. Boris Boris Kavur, dr. Matjaž Kljun and Matej Voglar, who talked about Researchers' Night event taking place also at the University of Primorska.

The main purpose of the Science for Life project is to popularize the research profession and introduce it to the general public, esp. the youth. Through various activities, the project raises awareness of the important role of researchers, science and its impact on all areas of human activity. At the same time, the project informs of various European and national funding programmes and other activities aimed at researchers’ career development, research work, equipment and attractive working conditions.

Researchers from UP FAMNIT have developed an Augmenter Reality application for the cross-media documentary titled "Reinventing the Wheel". The documentary has been presented this weekend at the Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož

HICUP laboratory is part of the DIST department at FAMNIT. This video contains a presentation of student projects and projects made in cooperation with foreign universities and other institutions.

"Reality has never been so unreal as it is today. The technology of virtual and augmented reality is relentlessly changing our everyday lives."

"Slowly, but steadily is technology of virtual and augmenter reality penetrating our daily life. While virtual reality presents a complete leap into the digital world, augmented reality tries to merge digital world  with physical one."

Some images from Informativa 2016. Deprtment DIST from UP FAMNIT has been showing our virtual and augmented reality prototypes, 3D scanners and organised a lottery for 15 Google Cardboards.