Online Archives - Perspectives on networked knowledge spaces
The public workshop "Online Archives - Perspectives on Networked Knowledge Spaces" took place from 25 - 26 October 2002 in Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin, Germany. It was organized by the MARS-Exploratory Media Lab at the Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication. The event was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
netzspannung.org's progress to the second stage of the platform's development provided an opportunity to analyze the project. International experts were invited to the joint discussion. The objective was to identify further development potential for and perspectives on networked knowledge spaces. What possibilities are offered by Web technologies for presenting digital cultures? What requirements or even constraints are there? How can knowledge spaces be created on the Internet? Can they be transferred to real spaces?
I. netzspannung.org in Context - Internet Platforms for Media Art
|Subjects such as production, distribution, connectivity, collaboration, communication, theory building, publication, education, archives and public displays form the basic requirements of the 'electronic arts community' on a media art internet platform. Panel 1 will outline and discuss different strategies and concepts, together with their various areas of focus and different approaches.|
II. Knowledge Visualisation: Methods and Technologies for Representing Knowledge
|Digital media allow and require more in-depth strategies in order to contextualise, visualise and communicate contents. Various interactive approaches will be presented from the fields of knowledge discovery and information design.|
III. Extensible Multimedia-Information-Management-Systems
|In order to develop a multimedia-information-management-system, new data structures are needed which dynamically allow structural, time-based and spatial functionalities and relationships to be mapped to each other and modified. This panel will focus on the requirements for developing a highly modular information management system which can be extended flexibly and efficiently. This is of particular relevance in relation to storage, access, retrieval and the presentation of large volumes of heterogeneous media data.|
IV. Knowledge Spaces and Ambient Spaces
|The question of how Internet platforms and databases can be implemented not just metaphorically, but also in a physically real sense - i.e. as knowledge spaces that can be entered and understood - is one of the potential lines of development as the mobile, omnipresent, networked computer disappears. The last panel of the workshop focuses on strategies for mixed reality and thus the overlayering and fusion of physical and electronic knowledge spaces.|
|For further Informartions about the MARS-Exploratory Media Lab at the Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication IMK click » here.|
|All the lectures at the workshop were recorded. Those given in German were simultaneously translated. For this reason you can hear all the contributions in English. The simultaneous translation was conducted by Sabine Niewalda, conference interpreter, Essen, Germany, and Susan Ring, conference interpreter, Ringinterpreting, Wuppertal, Germany.|
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