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Visit to the Institute of Making

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:14:53 +0000

We are very lucky to have an Institute of Making at UCL. I often walk past its impressive glass front, peer at the collection of things on shelves that can be seen inside, and wonder what on earth they are and what goes on in there. So I was delighted when a group of us [...]

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New Project – MiCLUES

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:52:29 +0000

We recently started a project called MiCLUES to develop dynamic smartphone-based visitor guidance algorithms and software for the Royal College of Music Museum of Instruments.  The aim is to enable visitors to make better use of the combined physical and digital collections and to chart both curated and personalised paths through the museum. The project [...]

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"The area told as a story. An inquiry into the relationship between verbal and map-based expressions of geographical information"

Publication date: May 7, 2013 4:57:12 PM

Start: May 16, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: May 16, 2013 6:30:00 PM

Location: G31, Foster Court

A talk by Oyvind Eide, Unit for Digital Documentation, University of Oslo.

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Abstract: 

"In the struggle every creator of expressions goes through, the restrictions of the media being used are there, to be obeyed or to be questioned. In this paper I will show how maps and verbal texts are different media, and how these differences have consequences not only for how things are said, but also for what can be said at all using these two media. 

I will present a series of modelling experiments in which this is studied in detail. Based on the results from these experiments, an inventory of types of information that are incompatible will be presented. 

Further, it will be shown how the findings from the experiments are in line with traditional as well as recent views in the area of interart and intermedia studies, which indicates that they may be applicable to most if not all texts. 

The paper will be concluded by a discussion of how the understanding of these differences may be brought forward by future research."

All welcome.

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