As the year marking the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Bauhaus, 2009 is an appropriate year for an exhibition dedicated to the examination of the social networks of the Bauhaus movement.
In preparation for this project, biographical details of all of the members of the Bauhaus, as well as their individual personal relationships with other members, will be systematically structured and entered into an online research database.
The impressive volume of information resulting from this effort will then be presented in three dimensions within an illuminated 4x4meter cube at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.
The exhibition then becomes an immersive yet highly-structured digital archive rich with historical details. Complex interrelationships will be made more accessible through the implementation of an innovative graphical interface. All visualizations of the complex network are drawn directly from the research database and presented in an intuitive computer-generated form.
At an interactive digital tabletop, spectators can furthermore examine individual parts of the greater network in more detail.
See impuls-bauhaus.de for more photos and descriptions.
© mediaarchitecture.de 2008 / Jens Weber and Andreas Wolter
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