_note: this experimental project requires latest hardware and software
_W2000 or XP / IE 6+ with java VM / blaxxun contact 5.1
the technical requirements for compatibility
_knowscape mobile by fabric | ch, 2003
_knowscape is an experimental
electronic space: a digital data territory made of links,
connections, relations, knowledge: a net space. initially
_knowscape has been conceived as an alternative
multi-user browser [ _knowscape,
2001 ] using data *tracking* and *profiling* techniques
to question, to reverse them, so to finally produce open data
territories, shared browsing experiences and *open users'
_knowscape evolved and became
in 2003 a mobile downloadable space, a variable space with
no fixed or frozen size as well as no definite location: _knowscape
since 2003, _knowscape mobile
has moved to various places for performances and exhibitions:
boston, basel, cambridge, brussels, ... with always both a temporary
location in the physical space and a world wide digital one
over the Internet.
this mobile information architecture can be
described as a downloadable relational spatiality. its installation
into physical places creates a space of reversed surveillance,
an *open data architecture*. therefore, _knowscape
mobile questions and transforms in a soft and transitory
manner the functionality, the materiality, the unicity and
the scale of each sensible space it is installed in.
based on low esthetics and close to machines
direct visual outputs, _knowscape mobile
builds electronic spaces with information-based voxels [ 3D
pixels ]. each user creates its own data architecture,
made of contiguous voxels, the addition of these spaces creates
a shared knowledge 3d territory.
_knowscape mobile relation
to physical space is also simple and direct: boolean. indeed,
_knowscape mobile uses boolean algebraic operations
to mix data space with physical one: in each installation,
electronic devices open windows on this re-localized data
territory, which allow visitors to interact either from the
physical space or from the internet.
_knowscape mobile is thus
an architectural space temporarily associating territory of
data and physical space, linking architecture, knowledge and
_more information about _knowscape mobile:
_knowscape mobile at MEDIARUIMTE, Brussels Belgium
> 50° 51' 15" / 004° 21' 7"
> tmp size = 10m x 10m x 10m
> 14.04.2005 - 21.04.2005
mobile at DIS2004, Cambridge
42° 21' 45'' / -071° 05' 11''
tmp size = 5m x 5m x 5m
01.08.2004 - 04.08.2004
mobile at HALLE 3.0,
47° 33' 48'' / 007° 36' 02''
tmp size = 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m
17.06.2003 - 23.06.2003
_knowscape mobile at SHARE, Boston USA
> 42° 22' 21'' / -071° 06' 35''
> tmp size = 35m x35m x 35m
> 30.04.2003 - 09.05.2003
_knowscape mobile at fabric
| ch, Lausanne Switzerland
31' 11'' / 006° 38' 18''
size = 12.5m x 12.5m x 12.5m