Geo-Interaction-Design-Thinking for Cultural Objects

Digital Material, Leipzig, 15/16 Sep 2021

Culture happens in space and time when people and artists meet. However, the spatial and temporal dimensions of art and culture are often neglected as the artifacts of a collection seem to be the most important elements of arts as such. This is also true, for digitized collections, because time and place are even more irrelevant for the virtual online world.

In fact, they are not. Context matters to explore a digital collection. It offers an undervalued access path into a collection and extends classical meta data and full text search strategies. The talk will present »August Macke. Augenblick« (August Macke, Paul Klee and Louis Moilliet in Tunisia, 1914) and »Lyonel Feininger in Hamburg 1936« as new approaches how to visualize digitized objects on maps and how to apply Information Architecture and Design Thinking to cultural collections.


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Matthias Müller-Provemprove – is a computer scientist with a special focus on interaction design for cultural computing. His web-application »Chronoscope Hamburg« was selected as an official project of the European Year for Cultural Heritage 2018.

He is founder of the Chrono Research Lab, and Senior Member of the ACM.
More info at
Twitter: mprove and chronoHH

About the conference Digital Material

Digital Material – Image-based digital collections in cultural heritage institutions
Workshop and Conference on the curating of digitized collections using the example of Jan Tschichold's estate. German National Library, Leipzig, September 15 and 16, 2021
Conference Day 1: Jan Tschichold’s Legacy in European Cultural Heritage Institutions
Conference Day 2: Digitized Collections in Cultural Heritage Institutions – Methods of Curating and Analyzing
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