This week’s #TrainingTuesday highlights a resource on “The Adventures of Mork and Tork: Why Standards?”, a video of two loveable aliens, Mork and Tork, who demonstrate the importance of Standards, not only in data, but also in everyday life, created in the context of the PARTHENOS project.
Mork and Tork were the creation of the Work Package on Standardization within the PARTHENOS project, with a script written by Dorian Seiller and Richard James, and were initially published as a colourful brochure with graphics by French artist, Agathe Gastaldi. Such was the popularity of the aliens that PARTHENOS felt it merited reaching a wider audience as an animated video.
This video, using the original designs by Gastaldi, was produced by Trinity College Dublin (TCD), with voice-over work from colleagues in TCD, INRIA in France, FHP in Germany, and SISMEL in Italy, making it available in four languages. All four versions are available on the PARTHENOS Training Suite, as well as from the PARTHENOS YouTube channel.
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