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Zine net.work: Alternative Interfaces for Alternative Collections
Zine net.work: Alternative Interfaces for Alternative Collections
Zine net.work: Alternative Interfaces for Alternative Collections
Object Title

Zine net.work: Alternative Interfaces for Alternative Collections

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Collection: Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses ➔ Series: 2020 (PC020402.16)


Material Category
Thesis
Description
zine net.work is a radical visualization of the holdings of the Barnard Zine Library, a collection of 5,300 zines with an emphasis on queer authors, women and nonbinary authors, and authors of color. The large-scale visualization offers a maplike interface as an alternative to traditional library catalog interfaces. By rendering this collection (literally) visible, the project seeks to expose the invisible structures of organization within library collections. The project is supplemented by code and documentation that allows other archivists, librarians, scholars, and developers to apply the visualization techniques to their own collections. A rigorous academic exploration of normativity and bias in library information systems accompanies the project.

Creator Keywords:
queer representation; libraries; interface design
Date
May 2 2020
Related people
Cassandra Hradil (designer)
Colleen Macklin (thesis advisor)
Andrew Zornoza (thesis advisor)
Design
Use Restrictions
In accordance with The New School's Intellectual Property Rights Policy, copyright is held by each thesis' respective author. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the user.; http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Identifier
PC020402_2020_hradc987

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