In Brief

The Venice Time Machine Project is a pioneer international Digital Humanities scientific programme launched by the EPFL and the University Ca’Foscari of Venice in 2012.

The Phase I of the project (2012-2019) included major Venetian patrimonial institutions: the State Archive in Venice, The Marciana Library, The Instituto Veneto and the Giorgio Cini Foundation. The project was supported by the READ  European eInfrastructure project, the SNF project Linked Books and ANR-SNF Project GAWS. The international board of the project includes scholars from Princeton, Stanford, Columbia and London Universities. Three hundred researchers and students from different disciplines (Basic Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture, History and History of arts) have already collaborated to the programme. A doctoral school was organized every year in Venice and several bachelor and master courses already use the data produced in the context of the project. 

The Phase II of the project (2020-2028) will focus on developing the Venice Mirror World, a 4D model of the Venice overlapping the city itself directly connecting the information of its past for those who have to decide its future.