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exhibition engine
Gameover (an exhibition originally held at the Museum of Design Zurich in 2000) featured a full blown "exhibition engine" for displaying media in a museum without curatorial intervention.

Anyone could upload artwork (in this case related to the gaming community) to the gameover website. The user was asked to tag each piece with information and the works themselves were also subject to automated analysis. Using this information the pieces were added to a self-organising Kohonen map.

In the Museum, a series of projectors displayed related pieces (selected by traversing the Kohonen map) in synchronised console-mode browser windows.

The relationship between each image on display could be quite surprising. After a time the next group was again randomly selected. The projections could be followed live on the gameover website.

This project was part funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.