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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.

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Rafaël Rozendaal

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.

Watch the film produced by LIMA of a browsing session of all Rafaël Rozendaal’s websites as a reference for the future restoration of his archive.

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.

Also see the article The Future of Digital Sustainability

19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

Pop-in expo: George Ta Aki? by Pink Pony Express

Live music by Liberati Quartet 17:30 - 19:30

Museum open until 21:00

The New Haberdashery open until 21:00

Study Centre open until 21:00


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3015 CB Rotterdam