„Information Systems”

The sixth event in the “Culture and Informatics” series focused on challenges and perspectives for media information systems in the cultural sector. Research and development approaches on the topics of museum and city information systems, medial exhibition concepts, museum portals or even game-based approaches were discussed. The conference was aimed at museum staff, communication scientists, cultural and art stakeholders on the one hand, and computer scientists and technicians working on cultural topics on the other.

The two central issues in the various presentations were the media-appropriate preparation of information and the intuitive use of multimedia applications. These central questions were demonstrated and discussed on multimedia solutions for museums as well as on tourism information systems. The contributions ranged from the multimedia dinosaur presentation in the Natural History Museum in Berlin and interactive automobile presentations in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart to mobile digital guides in the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the new Berlin Wall Guide to outdoor applications such as the city marathon with podcasts or new 3D city models for navigation systems.

The conference was held within the framework of the Information Society Berlin (SVBK) Foundation of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation for Communication Research. It was hosted by the INKA research group at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie.

Download: Programme KuI 2008