Monday, October 14, 2013

Visualising the use of a library

A big thank you to @robyneerica for sending us this link to an installation in Teton County Library, USA, called Filament Mind, a human information-driven installation designed to visualise the collective curiosities and questions of the library users.

Yong Ju Lee and Brian Brush, the designers responsible for the installation have organised the sum total of knowledge held in the library into 1000 categories to each of which he has attached a fibre-optic cable, which gets illuminated whenever someone searches the library catalogue for something in that topic. The result is a beautiful and fascinating light installation, which illuminates the library in a whole range of colours broadcasting the local community's insatiable thirst for knowledge. You can catch the video and get more information from Brian Brush himself here.

All I can say is that The Hatchery has some serious competition out there, so GSA needs its best and brightest to rise to the challenge. Are you in? Get in touch if you have any library related project you would like to propose to us.