Birdie Memory is a project conceived by Léna Mazilu and Yoann Guény, two independent multimedia designers from the Gobelins School. They are laureates of the #Edtech 2018 grant from the Europeana Foundation, which helped finance the initial development of the project.


    Concept, illustration, design


    Graphic designer and illustrator Léna Mazilu is passionate about the interaction between the tangible objects of the "old world" and the screens that have invaded our lives.
    She designed and directed a collection of children's albums enriched with an augmented reality application at french publisher Albin Michel Jeunesse, with Vincent Caruso. " Chouette ! ", the first book of the collection, in which she also signs the text and illustrations, has been translated into 9 languages.

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    Design, development


    Very soon interested in interactive interfaces, Yoann Guény quickly became passionate about development.
    After several years at Grouek, a Parisian digital creation studio, he started his own business to create his own projects. This allows him to deepen different areas such as augmented and virtual reality, to teach his passion to the youngest at Gobelins School and to travel to discover new cultures.

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    Scientific direction, contents


    Ornithologist since childhood, Maxime Zucca is a naturalist at the Regional Agency for Biodiversity in Île de France (Paris area), and a member of the French National Council for the Protection of Nature.
    He is the author of a reference book on Bird Migration in french.

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    Financing development


    Europeana is Europe’s platform for digital cultural heritage, available to anyone anywhere to explore and learn from. Europeana provides free online access over to 50 million digitised items drawn from over 3,500 museums, archives, libraries and galleries across Europe. Its collections feature a huge diversity of content from 43 countries and in 23 different languages, on various themes and media, including artworks, photographs, fashion designs, 3D images, maps, newspapers, and more.

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The birdsongs come from database of the British Library of London and the Museum für Naturkunde of Berlin (with the exception of the swallow cries graciously provided by Stanislas Wroza).

The birds are animated with talent by Jonathan Ozkurt.

A huge "gracias" to Carmen Boronat Badia for the Spanish translation!

Our warmest thanks go to Erik Escoffier and Xinxin Sun, for encouraging and supporting us when we only talked about birds all day long, as well as all our demanding and caring testers: Caro and Nico, Jules, Mélissa and Pierre, Thibault, Juliette and Lubin, the family and the friends…

Birdie Memory is recommended by the LPO (French branch of Birdlife International) as an awareness tool.

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