Physical Metadata

The physical metadata project was presented at the opening of the Flickr Peep Show at Mediamatic in the summer of 2005

Classifying objects is no longer a responsibility for a torturous team of meticulous librarians. On the internet, users freely classify each others websites, images and texts by adding tags, which other users can browse and use to find things.

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Users can tag URLs (on, photographs (on soundsamples (freesound project) and undoubtedly a myriad of other online objects. Online this creates a open structure of information about information otherwise known as metadata, but what happens offline? How can things in the real world be democratically defined?

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The Physical Metadata project attempted introducing tagging into the real world. 55 words were printed on cards (tags, really) and could be attached to real objects in the physical world.
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