Interactive exhibit at “Das Netz” in the “Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin” – cooperation with Felix Scharstein
The MEMEX is a historical vision of an american scientist, published in 1945, but never realized. It is a „device for individual use, which is a sort of mechanized private file and library“ based on microfilm technology. The most important idea is the creation of “trails”: links between pages – the first hyperlinks.
This interpretation of the MEMEX vision is based on digital components. The user can search the library, browse documents and create trails in a way that is very close to the original idea. The user interface is very simple but powerful.
|Hardware||4x Raspberry Pi, Arduino with 64-button-shield, TFT
PC as database server
|Software||distributed python-based sofware, communicating over XMLRPC|
(All images by Bruno Torres Suñén – click image for a larger version)