RUK is a network of research centers at the intersection of art, science and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, we are developing innovative products and services for the soft and humane technology of the future. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. More ...
RUK labs are thematic creative labs, set up on three partners' locations, DDT, PiNA and KIBLA, on the Slovene geographic trunk line Koper – Trbovlje – Maribor.
DDTlab, PiNAlab and KIBLA2LAB create and strengthen the base of required technological knowledge and competences for activities in the field of humanities, in relation to science and economy and the associated professions of the future. The labs are a hub for innovative explorations and responses to the challenges of modern times.
The capillary network of labs extends into Slovene regional ecosystems, which are further connected into a nation-wide community environment, and at the same time integrated into global networks, kindred ecosystems and institutions on an international level.
News and events
01.05.2020 - 01.09.2022
Slovenia's indigenous flora: geolocation AR and AI machine vision recognition
Indigenous plants and animals of Slovenia, digital prototypes of storytelling from the treasury of Slovene natural heritage, Slovene indigenous plants and ecosystems as AR applications in botanical…
01.05.2020 - 01.09.2022
Uncovering Slovene cities: Invisible Maribor
Uncovering Slovene cities – Invisible Maribor (Ptuj, Trbovlje, Koper, Celje...) digital natural, cultural and industrial heritage through a 3D immersive virtual experience. The product will enable…
Festival IZIS UND3R Quarantine
The coronavirus situation has overwhelmed this year's 8th edition of the IZIS festival, so the festival team is moving it to a better time. The decision to do so came out of a desire for the festival…
The IZIS festival website has been launched!
The IZIS Festival website has been launched! After several months of efforts, the IZIS Festival, which operates under PiNA's wing as part of our project, has finally got its presentation website. …
Festival Speculum Artium
Modern art has ended up in a grid of partial knowledge and interests, an uncompromising dictate of the post-capitalistic mindset and capital. Somehow, it has slipped away from the hold of poets –…
In its past editions, with the goal of infiltrating intermedia art into the programs of venues in Slovene Istria, the festival has successfully navigated between reluctance and rebellion, between…