neil cummings


11 Feb 2011

After an amazing week long working session where we developed and made the Relational Machine, part of the Procesos de Archivo project at Intermediæ in Madrid. We decided to install a version of...

We discuss installing a relational mapping structure, something like a timeline. We could use the same colour codes, index cards, and they could cross reference. Then visitors could move from a simple interface to something more dynamic and interactive.

Timeline IntermediaeWe install a timeline, each project and and 'line of work' - a 'line of work' for Intermediae is a research trajectory -has a colour. There is a big movable bar, on rollers, that can be moved up and down the timeline. Its like the scrubbing bar on moving image or audio editing software.

The timeline acts as an interface to the archive and as an interface to Intermediae itself.

The timeline was encountered as visitors entered the space

The timeline could bridge digital and physical activities and processes (we are installing the first iteration of a timeline of Intermediae, so visitors can orientate themselves), to enable subjective interpretations of Intermediae, and eventually enable the co-construction of Intermediae.

We are dreaming a wiki-like timeline (on and off-line) as an interface to Intermediae, an organisation committed to making and remaking relationships between creativity, and its publics.








Timeline Intermediae












Read about the evolution of the Relational Machine, or see how the Procesos de Archivo project developed by reading about the first working session (begining of the mapping) with Jorge Blasco, the second session with Daniel Andujar, the third with Miren Eraso, or the fourth with Sue Breakell.

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Submitted by neil on 30 October, 2010 - 14:42