[ISEA2022] Paper: Dan Norton & Fernando Vilariño Freire — Public Library Consoles: Publishing Collections with the Flick of a Hand


Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving
June 11, MACBA – Convent dels Àngels. Short paper.

Keywords: console, digital collections, publishing, online archives, crowdsourcing

The paper looks at public consoles for accessing digital collections. The research begins with an interactive artwork that mixes multiple audio and visual collections, and through a series of iterations develops into a touch-free infra-red interface for browsing and publishing a single collection.

A series of consoles have been developed to investigate the sharing of digital collections in public libraries. The interfaces reduce in complexity throughout the study to facilitate ease of access whilst maintaining playability and engagement. Interaction in the final interface is sufficiently simplified to enable browsing and publishing of the collection with hand movements, using a low-cost infrared sensor.

  • Dr. Dan Norton is an artist researcher and has exhibited in numerous international centers. He is coordinator of the Fine Art degree program at ADEMA University School, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain.
  • Dr. Fernando Vilariño is Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB in Barcelona, Spain where he gives lectures about Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Multimedia Systems.