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Roundup last weeks exposition

A short roundup of last weeks graduation exposition, closing the HKU / EMMA categorie of this weblog

The new hype in internet and web-application development by some described as the “web 2.0” also had its influence on the graduation work presented at last weeks exposition. The amount of websites and applications was quite low. On the other hand all of these online projects are driven by the eager to organize and retrieve information. Students are experimenting with techniques to organize collections of video, images (based on user-provided form-analysis), hypertext and web-pages.

Some other projects highlighted:
(1) The Butterfly Project by Lammert Postma. The Butterfly Project is in fact a world wide web in itself. The project is – paradoxically – placing a virtual layer on the web. When using the Butterfly web-application users of this application are able to drop notes within the content of existing websites, highlight information or add hyperlinks to text. The project is working with a layer so no actual change is made to the “original” content beneath. It is like writing notes on a research paper or highlighting interesting pieces for later retrieval.

See also: www.butterflyproject.nl for more information.

(2) Liz Turners archive for the Harper’s weekly review is another very interesting project. The exposition showed a working demo version (not yet connected to the actual database, but a local copy). The finished project will be launched soon. Liz has created a visual interface enabling visitors of the Harper’s website to sort within the news archive, visually. By dragging characters and events on the stage.

See also: www.harpers.org/beta/. A first version of this project will be published here soon.

(3) Deze plek by Levien Nordeman. Deze plek is a mobile and interactive monument. The monument consists of 110 blocks. Via a website images can be added to the monument, creating a predefined shape/image projected on location. Emotional experiences with the physical space decide the color.

See also: www.dezeplek.nl for more information.

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About Medialandschap

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The exposition

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See also: video of the sound machine (@ Medialandschap)

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See also: video of the table (@ Medialandschap)

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Expo finished