Information Access Seminar

The Development of Artistic Documents for the Global Village: The Development of Systems Tailored for the Global Village

Friday, February 25, 2011
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Niels Windfeld Lund

The global village is no longer just a vision; it becomes more and more a reality for many people thanks to Skype, Twitter, Facebook and smart phones. We can start talking about the global village as any other local community having its own shopping mall, newspapers, cafes, schools as well as its own local opera house or concert hall. You just have to comply with the physical, cultural and social characteristics of the village when you design and build, for instance, the local opera house/concert hall, as my current project, The World Opera, is all about. This means dealing with new media technology, networked systems, latency for audio and video, audio-video sync, different cultural traditions, different legal and financial systems in participating nations, etc. For more see

Niels Windfeld Lund is a professor of documentation studies at the University of Tromso, Norway, and is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. He has twice been a visiting professor at the School of Information (in 2001 and in 2005–06).

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