Inter-Facing the Archive
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Shareable: Libraries Reinvented as Laboratories

Shareable: Libraries Reinvented as Laboratories | Inter-Facing the Archive |

Via John Shank, Ankita Kapoor
John Shank's comment, February 14, 2013 3:05 PM
Great question! I thought of the term as I was reading the above article this morning and did a quick Google search and did not find any relevant uses of the word. Although, I am thinking the term Creatorium might work better and sound better. The basic meaning behind the word is similar to the terms imaginarium or exploratorium. With a twist instead of only inspiring imagination and exploration let enable creation of ideas, tools, and products digital and physical. The library could become a community hub or nexus for innovators, educators, and inventors taking data,information, and knowledge then using tools provided by the library to create or turn their ideas into books, videos, and now with 3D printers create models and working products.
Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, February 15, 2013 11:15 AM

Another way to reduce student costs -- use the library!

Socius Ars's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:11 AM

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Digital Memory and the Archive — University of Minnesota Press

Digital Memory and the Archive — University of Minnesota Press | Inter-Facing the Archive |
Explores how media infrastructure, not content, shapes contemporary digital culture
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“Digital Memory and the Archive offers the most compelling and insightful account published to date of how and why objects matter. Moving beyond textual analysis, its careful, theoretically rigorous engagement with the relic—the physicality of the archive—promises to change the direction of the digital humanities.”

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Hunting + Gathering in the Digital Wilderness |

Hunting + Gathering in the Digital Wilderness | | Inter-Facing the Archive |

Article: Hunting + Gathering in the Digital Wilderness
By Leila Christine Nadir - 09/11/2012

Via Ankita Kapoor
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In an essay for the catalog of Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, an exhibition installed most recently at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn, Josephine Bosma announces that the wilderness is back. Though modernity provided the means for humans to sequester themselves safely in comfortable houses, sheltered from nature’s seasons and its bad moods, Bosma points out that the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors, between the private and the public, have been broken down by digital technologies. As data slips into our most intimate spaces, the way rain and wind once ripped through primitive shelters like caves and huts, we return to “a rather basic form of humanity”―an uncanny “21st century version of ancient cultures and traditions.” Sorting through an “erratic, uneven mess” of information, human beings are once again hunters and gatherers.

Leila Christine Nadir - 09/11/2012


Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age


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Inter-Facing the Archive. The Media Art Portal | Exhibition at ZKM

Inter-Facing the Archive. The Media Art Portal | Exhibition at ZKM | Inter-Facing the Archive |


Inter-Facing the Archive. The Media Art Portal

Jun 23 – Febr 24, 2013. ZKM Media Lounge, Karlsruhe 


The exhibition “Inter-Facing the Archive” is Monika Fleischmann’s and Wolfgang Strauss’s artistic and scientific contribution to the Digital Archive. Using the example of the media-art platform, “Knowledge Discovery Tools” are presented which develop the Digital Media Art Archive by way of semantic knowledge maps and audio-visual data-streams.


“ and its groundbreaking interfaces create cognitive and data structures. What has been created here is a model for an international educational infrastructure that deserves imitation.” (Peter Weibel)


In most cases, that which has been concealed in digital archives is represented in lists and other index-card-like digital archives. As much as this form may be expedient for scientists, it has far less inspiring effects through the Internet, and on exhibition visitors. has been online since 2001, and offers multiple accesses to valuable sources of knowledge. One interface here comprises the rubric “Tele-Lectures” by scientists and artists. Up to 150.000 international visitors access over 200 hours of Tele-Lectures and experimental study and teaching modules per month. Over 2.500 descriptions of works, texts, pictures and videos drawn from art design, music and computer science are available in the area “Archives”, and the e-Teaching platform. With current affairs, the rubric “Media Art Research” shows, among others, the extent to which artistic work is a research activity.

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Media Flow Browser




„Ein Modell für die internationale Bildungslandschaft.“

So bezeichnet Peter Weibel die Plattform, die, seit 2001 online, seit 2007 am ZKM gehostet wird. In der Ausstellung „Inter-Facing The Archive“ setzen sich Monika Fleischmann und Wolfgang Strauss mit dem digitalen Archiv auseinander, indem sie ein neues Verfahren zur Daten-Akquise entwickelt haben und das Archiv selbst szenografisch für den Ausstellungsraum inszenieren. bietet vielfältige Zugänge zu Wissensressourcen, die inzwischen von rund 150.000 Besuchern weltweit monatlich genutzt werden. Fleischmann & Strauss, die die Plattform am Fraunhofer-Institut entwickelt haben, verwandelten mit dem „Medienfluss-Browser“ das passive Archiv in einen interaktiven Informationsfluss. Diese „Semantic Map“ wurde vom Nobelpreisträger Theodor W. Hänsch als eine der 100 wegweisenden Ideen bezeichnet, die unser Leben verändern werden.



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Medienfluss Browser


(Photo: Lisa Bergmann)



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