Art Mappers required for an online research study to experience the Art Maps web application

In February 2014, the Art Maps web application was publicly launched, and we will carry out this study to explore how to design experiences for online visitors’ engagement.

Art Maps is a collaborative research project involving Horizon, Tate, and the Centre for Intermedia at the University of Exeter. The project explores the relation between artworks and place, through the support of web application.

Tate holds almost 70,000 works in its collection. Information about most of these works is available on Tate website, and more than one-third of them have been associated or “tagged” with a location. Some locations are pin-point accurate while others are towns, cities, countries or even mythical places.

The Art Maps project aims to improve the quality of the geographic data relating to these works, with members of the public contributing information, as well as to gain new insights into how people use technology to generate novel location-based interactions with their environment through art, and with art through their personal associations.

If you are interested in taking part in the online study, please contact Dr Laura Carletti on by Friday 28th March 2014.

Below you can find more information about the study

ArtMaps OnlineStudy April2014