Martin and Max attended the EVA-Berlin Conference 2011

Last week Martin and Max went to Berlin to present the explorARTorium as well as an analysis of the collected tags at the EVA ((Electronic Visualisations and the Arts) Berlin Conference. The conference took place from November 9th to11th at the Kulturforum in Berlin. EVA Conferences are always a great place to meet people with knowledge in art history and computer science. The conferences main focus was set on linked open cultural heritage data as well as User Generated Content. Many other topics like Social Media, Google Art Project, Archives and Museum Design were presented.

Max presented the thoughts behind the explorARTorium, a web-platform that presents artworks in context rather than making use of textual representation. Another important aspect of the explorARTorium is its use of Social Tagging to provide further layers of representing art history. The presentation of Martin then put more focus on analysing the collected tags. Both talks were followed by interesting discussions on how our findings can be used in the museum domain.

We really got a lot of feedback, mostly very positive and come back with many more ideas for further research.

The paper “Vermittlung kunstgeschichtlicher Inhalte durch die Kontextualisierung von Kunstwerken” and “Analyse der Tags einer Kunst Folksonomie” can be found in our publication section.

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