Past Visions

With “Past Visions” Frederick William IV of Prussia’s drawings are available for exploration through time and tag words. Three different modes of view invite a visual play with the different relations between the drawings that are accompanied by detailed descriptions and research reports. The visualization was created in 2016 as part of the research project »VIKUS – Visualising Cultural Collections« at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and is available in German and English.

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Manly Images

Manly Images is an innovative approach towards the Manly Public Library’s (Sydney, Australia) collection of historic images. It was developed by Mitchell Whitelaw in 2012 and offers the viewer two different entry points: Exploration by title and Exploration by decade. One can switch between the two modes at any point during viewing.

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The Life and Death of Data

Here is an image of the home screen of The Life and Death of Data website.
The Life and Detah of Data – Screenshot of first screen

The Life and Death of Data is a display of over 70.000 plant accessions by the Arnold Arboretum created by Yanni Alexander Loukissas and Krystelle Denis. Rather than displaying the plant accessions, it delivers a quantitative impression of what information the collection of data can convey about the institution.

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Google Arts and Culture – Numismatic Museum Greek


The Google Cultural Institute has a lot of interesting partners and visualizations. One of these partners is the numismatic museum in Greece. It holds 500 000 coins, coin-like and coin-related objects from the ancient Greek to the present. A part of its exhibition is shown on the website created through and with Google Arts and Culture Institute.

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

The online catalog of  Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums allows its users to experience serendipity while browsing through artifacts. Depending on the scrolling speed either related items or random new topics are presented. The interface provides a user history in form of storing as well as a map view that presents all items that are stored and their relations to each other.

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Selfiecity investigates the style of self-portraits (selfies) analyzing 3200 Instagram selfies shared in New York, Moscow, Berlin, Bangkok, and Sao Paulo with a mix of techniques, ranging from theory over quantitive analysis to visualization and artistic expression. The aim is to quantify patterns and to offer systematic comparisons of selfies by exploring the demographics of people taking selfies, their poses and expressions.

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