Het Nieuwe Instituut ventured outside the architectural collection by inviting artist Rafaël Rozendaal and data designer Jan Willem Tulp to share their visions and experiences regarding the digital archive. Rozendaal did so on the basis of his own digital-art archive, Jan Willem Tulp drawed on his expertise to suggest ways of improving access to physical and digital archives through visualisations.
Rafaël Rozendaal is a visual artist. The internet is his canvas and his websites attract more than 50 million unique visitors per year. His practice also includes installations, lenticular prints, lectures and haiku. He was one of the first artists to sell a website as an art object to a collector. Rozendaal also founded the open source exhibition concept BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer). He is the curator of the exhibition Sleep Mode. The Art of the Screensaver, currently in Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Jan Willem Tulp
Jan Willem Tulp is a data experience designer and creates custom data visualisations for clients such as Scientific American, Nature, World Economic Forum, Philips and Schiphol Airport. In 2011 he founded his own studio: TULP Interactive. Commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut he is working on a data visualisation of the metadata of the Dutch State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning.
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