Leonardo
Volume 37, Issue 2
April 2004

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

Special Section: Artmedia

Artistic Practice as Construction and Cultivation of Knowledge Space

pp.
141
146
Article PDF (1.63 MB)
Abstract

This article presents the netzspannung.org Internet platform, a media laboratory on the Internet that not only collects high-quality information on digital culture and media production but also interlinks this information, contextualizes it and makes it available on-line as a constantly expanding knowledge space that, like a library, can be explored by the public as an interactive installation and an educational space. In the broadest sense, the aim of this project is to visualize and semantically network information to create “knowledge spaces” that can be explored interactively and in real time and that are accessible to the user through play. Technologies, online tools and intuitive interfaces are being developed that support communication between the digital and physical spaces and investigate new forms of knowledge acquisition as “knowledge-based arts.”

MARS-Exploratory Media Lab, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication, Schloss Birlinghoven D-53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany. E-mail: <wolfgang.strauss@imk.fhg.de>

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