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Digital media from film to cultural mediation

Report on the Media Technology Forum and the "All Around Audio"-symposium at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Media Technology Forum and the "All Around Audio"-symposium at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

The Media Technology Forum and "All Around Audio"-symposium devoted themselves this year to innovative ideas and current challenges in the field of digital media: from film animation technology and big data to cultural mediation and the interesting design of visits to cultural-heritage sites.  

The lectures at the Media Technology Forum and the "All Around Audio"-symposium covered a broad range of topics including among others: computer vision, research design, digital healthcare, visualization and human-computer interaction.

Dialogue for new cooperation

"The Media Technology Forum presented current results from research and development in digital-media technologies and offered an intensive professional dialogue between experts from agencies, studios and production companies and students, teachers and researchers. It also created a basis for new collaborations", said Wolfgang Aigner, organiser of the event and Head of the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies at St. Pölten UAS.

The conference's Best Paper Award went to "Towards Automated Real-Estate Assessment from Satellite Images with CNNs". The paper authored by Valentin Muhr, Miroslav Despotovic, David Koch, Mario Döller and Matthias Zeppelzauer (Kufstein UAS and St Pölten UAS) evaluates the situation of real estate through satellite imagery and machine learning. The prize money for the best paper was provided by the Department of Science and Research of the Province of Lower Austria. 

"All Around Audio"-symposium

The "All Around Audio"-symposium dealt with the (re-)design of acoustic environments. Lecturers from research and industry presented reports on digital-music instruments, the risks and opportunities of communication with ultrasound as well as on art and research on sound sculptures with 3D-audio technology and acoustic holograms. Also presented were new methods for the classification of electronic music and the use of sound in the healthcare sector such as hearing implants or the treatment of people suffering from dementia. 

The "All Around Audio"-symposium was organised by Michael Iber, Lecturer for audio design at St. Pölten UAS and took place in the framework of the international week of the Department of Media and Digital Technologies with the participation of Erasmus-Partner Universities of St. Pölten UAS.