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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISITS

"THE COMBINED EXPERIENCE"

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

BASIC INFORMATION

Nowadays, an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to knowledge acquisition that goes beyond accepted epistemological and ontological traditions is required. This pedagogy, which recognizes the learner as an integrated entity (body, mind, and spirit), is thought to be critical for approaching Orthodox monumental art. It is a pedagogy of frictions, experiences, and sentiments in the context of museums that challenges traditional knowledge routines and promotes genuine encounters. The Karoussos Archives school programme, "The Combined Experience" for children aged 8 to 13 incorporates five cutting-edge approaches based on mixed reality, or the blending of real, virtual, and augmented reality:

PARTICIPANTS

8-12 years old 

LOCATION

The Karoussos Center

LANGUAGE

Greek -English

REGISTRATION

             From 15/01/2023

                       TIME

            Thursday & Friday,

                 10.30-12.30

DURATION

20/01/2023 - 08/06/2023

NUMBER OF STUDENTS

min12 - max25

COST

€ 8 per student

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WALK INTO THE PAINTINGS

The Augmented Reality Sessions

 

The painting's scenery, colors, and figures expand into the space as you walk into the painting layers with your device, enhancing immersive storytelling experiences. Augmented reality creates a one-of-a-kind environment in which the lines between the physical and the imaginary are blurred, allowing the mind to absorb the essence of the frescoes.

WALK INTO THE PAINTINGS

The Augmented Reality 

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CLOSEUP

Virtual Reality

 


The experience of seeing the frescoes, that are actually up to 43 meters high, surround you in 360 degrees is incredible. As if you were flying up to the church's dome, you can clearly see the entire fresco, exploring the shapes, the colours, and even the paint gestures of the artist. 

CLOSE UP

The Virtual Reality 

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THE BLACKBOARDS

The Augmented Reality Sessions

 

In the form of point clouds, the blackboards depict the main parts of the churches painted by Karoussos. They include triggers that transport the viewer into the actual spaces of the churches. In front of the participant, the major fresco ensembles of the churches appear. The visuals are accompanied by audio content, which includes the artist's own description of his work.

THE BLACKBOARDS

The Augmented Reality 

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THE GARDENS

Interactive 

THE GARDENS

Interaction 

Change the seasons as you interact with them on the air. See how the seasons change in an ideal garden, as described in an old Byzantine poem written by John Geometres.

HOW TO BOOK

Create an online account
For your first online booking, you will need to create an account.
You will receive a confirmation email. If not, look for it in the spam or promotional emails.
Book the educational program
Select the date and register.
You will receive a confirmation email with your booking details.
Reservations for programs can be made up to 10 days before the school visit.

SECONDARY EDUCATION
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SECONDARY SCHOOL VISITS

"OUT OF THE BOX" 

BASIC INFORMATION

The traditional image of a museum as static and dusty is long gone. Contemporary museums promote interactive exhibits, hands-on learning experiences, and technological 'openness.'
Karoussos Archives offers extensive access to the exhibits and pairs them with conceptual collections that are aligned with historically significant events, socio-cultural interests, and ideological and philosophical debates.
Students can analyze and evaluate a narrative or perspective through multiple contextual lenses by accessing the archive's content and resources. At Karoussos Archives, technology is used to recontextualize Byzantine cultural heritage while ensuring its long-term viability in our digital age.

PARTICIPANTS

13-19 years old 

LOCATION

The Karoussos Center

St. Spyridon Chapel

LANGUAGE

Greek -English

REGISTRATION

             From 15/01/2023

                      TIME

           Thursday & Friday,

                 10.30-13.30

DURATION

01/01/2023 - 08/06/2023

NUMBER OF STUDENTS

min12 - max25

COST

€ 10 per student

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WALK INTO THE PAINTINGS

The Augmented Reality Sessions

 

The painting's scenery, colors, and figures expand into the space as you walk into the painting layers with your device, enhancing immersive storytelling experiences. Augmented reality creates a one-of-a-kind environment in which the lines between the physical and the imaginary are blurred, allowing the mind to absorb the essence of the frescoes.

WALK INTO THE PAINTINGS

The Augmented Reality 

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THE HYBRID FRESCOES

The interactive Session

 

Getting to know the world of hybrid frescoes.   The hybrid transfer of Karoussos frescoes to St. Spyridon chapel is a one-of-a-kind example of creative management of monumental spaces, involving the digital adaptation and reconstruction of the artist's work with the goal of restoring the chapel's cultural identity, thereby opening up new perspectives. The interactive and interdisciplinary analysis includes historical, cultural, visual, and religious elements.

THE HYBRID FRESCOES

Interactive

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THE BLACKBOARDS

The Augmented Reality Sessions

 

In the form of point clouds, the blackboards depict the main parts of the churches painted by Karoussos. They include triggers that transport the viewer into the actual spaces of the churches. In front of the participant, the major fresco ensembles of the churches appear. The visuals are accompanied by audio content, which includes the artist's own description of his work.

THE BLACKBOARDS

The Augmented Reality 

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PAINT LIKE A PROMPTER

Painting Session with AI

Create an art prompt by generating artwork using a storyboard as input for digitally generated images.

This is a collaborative session that sparks creativity and empowers decision-making. It is also a great opportunity to better understand Byzantine literature, particularly Ekphrasis. The prompts for the session are taken from a Byzantine text written by the poet John the Geometres, who describes his ideal garden in Constantinople.

 

PAINT LIKE A PROMPTER

The AI Painting

HOW TO BOOK

Create an online account
For your first online booking, you will need to create an account.
You will receive a confirmation email. If not, look for it in the spam or promotional emails.
Book the educational program
Select the date and register.
You will receive a confirmation email with your booking details.
Reservations for programs can be made up to 10 days before the school visit.

HIGHER EDUCATION
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HIGHER EDUCATION

"MEC"
MODEL OF ECUMENICAL COUNCIL 

BASIC INFORMATION

In 787 ac, the Seventh Ecumenical Council (also known as the Second Council of Nicaea) restored the images while condemning iconoclasm. What is considered ecumenical has shifted dramatically after a millennium plus 236 years. The advancement of technology has expanded the size of the planet (ecumene: oikoumén) to include the metaverse. Cyberspace has outpaced our spatiotemporal awareness, while our very human nature has become a transformable entity.
As a result of this vast field reflecting our mutable images in massive digital containers, the never-ending issue of Iconoclasm has reappeared, albeit as a much more complex issue that requires urgent re-consideration and re-evaluation.

MEC is a pilot educational conference modeled after an Ecumenical Council. Participants assume the role of a body representative, conduct research on current international issues, subject to theological, cultural, and social practices, form alliances, and propose solutions in the form of "resolutions."The fundamental idea of the Model of the Ecumenical Council is the right to our culture in the digital era.

PARTICIPANTS

Undergradutes, Graduates,  Post-Graduates

LOCATION

The Karoussos Center

& Online

LANGUAGE

English

REGISTRATION

             From 15/01/2023

                       TIME

                  MARCH-JUNE 2023

DURATION

Annualy 

      NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Varied

REGISTRATION COST

          School / Delegation Fee – €95

         Participant Fee –€115 per person

IMΜERSIVE DOME
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 IMMERSIVE DOME 

BASIC INFORMATION

There is without a doubt no better place to immerse yourself in the world of Byzantine monumental art and history than our immersive dome.
The Karousos Archives' mobile, inflatable dome simulates the major architectural elements of a church, such as the dome and the sanctuary. The frescoes inside this immersive space are mapped in such a way that they rivet any visitor. 

The frescoes have been transferred to the virtual environment using high-tech media and digitally processed images, producing transcendental experiences as in the physical church while also enhancing the audience's multi-sensory experience.

The dome can be installed in any institution (school, university, college, museum, etc.) as long as it meets certain requirements in terms of space, weather (if outdoors), and security.

PARTICIPANTS

From 8 years old 

LOCATION

Anywhere

LANGUAGE

Greek - English

REGISTRATION

             From 15/01/2023

                       TIME

                        TBC

DURATION

Runs throughout the year

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

10 per slot

 COST

TBC

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