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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The installation „Making Visible the Invisible“ is a dynamic real-time calculated data visualization at Seattle Central Library. Consisting of six large LCD screens located behind the main information desk, it focuses on the circulation of checked out books and media and connected metadata (e.g. catalog number, bibliography number, date/time stamps, collection code, item type, barcode, title, callNumber, Dewey class, keywords) received each hour. Thus it provides insights in what patrons consider interesting information at any specific time.
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“Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925” was an exhibition hosted by the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) from December 23, 2012 till April 15, 2013 (exhibition website).
The network visualization shows the relationships among the artists that were represented in the exhibition. Red highlighted artist are those with the most connections.
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The New York Public Library has a huge archival division which started (like many other archives in the last decades) to digitize their collection. Besides digitizing the finding aids and records/manuscripts, the NY Public Library Labs (check out other projects of the Lab here) are developing new tools for the presentation of library collections.
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The MeLa* European Museums in an age of migrations project was a interdisciplinary research project funded by the European Union from 2011 until 2015.
The visualizations were developed by Andreas Koller from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). The visualization tries a new way in presenting the research data that was produced during the project. With the help of two visualizations (both using networks) the user can explore the results of the MeLa* project.
Andreas Koller describes the prototype in this Video. Take a look at the project website.
The “Star Map” Prototype
The Critical Archive Prototype