Sorry for the late response to this thread. Been busy...
Visiting the page (www.newmedia.sunderland.ac.uk/crumb/maup/maup.html)
Sarah has put up on the crumb site, I was disappointed to see digital
images that scarcely give any idea of what the exhibitions looked like. I
think that if we are to discuss questions such as the minimal analytical
unit problem, we might first want to agree on minimum standards of visual
documentation of an exhibition.
I think that QuickTime VR technology (both to record exhibition space and
exhibited objects) would be a feasible and more informative way of showing
things. It is a very simple technique, easy to learn and only requires the
software, a low-res digital camera and a tripod.
Sarah Cook wrote:
> Dear crumb-ers,
> The end of May has come and gone and much remains to be discussed. Stay
> tuned for news from Beryl about June's theme of the month and invited
> In the meantime, I'd like to reiterate my request for curators on the
> list to send us installation photos of new media exhibitions, alongside
> notes and comments about how the projects worked or didn't given the
> constraints or benefits of the gallery space. At the Baltic Seminar Vuk
> Cosic and I decided it was time to create a database and look - in the
> spirit of map-making - at what constitutes the minimal analytical unit
> problem (MAUP) - in other words, what is the minimum we need to know in
> order to make sure we don't keep making the same mistakes (or looking in
> the same place for the answers) as the curators who have come before?
> How do we widen our field of vision to take in greater and more varied
> examples for the consideration of the exhibition of new media art work?
> More on the idea of MAUP next week... but in the meantime, the first
> rudimentary page is at
> looking forward to your thoughts on how best to proceed...
> (p.s. tip of the hat to Oliver Grau and his Database of Virtual Art,
> details of which can be found at: