Technology advances rapidly in nearly every industry. Yet, many tools and resources do not provide easy access or interpreted meaningful benefit to the general public. Some have said Accuracy&Aesthetics is developing a “building code” for semantic space based on building in the real world.
For example, Building Information Modeling could have innumerable uses for museums and their audiences. Museum buildings are constructed and live in a place. Objects are interpreted and displayed in physical space with geospatial locations. If BIM software could truly interoperate with GIS and collection management software – it would be possible to document not only object dimensions, properties, and images – but exhibit spaces as well. Programmed instructional walkthroughs could be created in a relative size and appropriate pace for clear understanding of the objects and stories they tell. A variety of human perspectives could be generated and compared over time. By tracking enough curators interpretations and viewer preferences over time, could it also be possible to capture the reasons objects move from museum to museum, exhibit to exhibit, audience to audience?
How can large scale online museum collections, BIM, information and data visualization, social networks, open source service architectures, and countless other emergent and developing technologies be merged into one simple system designed to serve the general public?
What interface would be most compelling and true to the subject matters?
How can the thrill of discovery and most essential examples from entire areas of expertise be conveyed to audiences that cannot share the same physical space or time period with the digital materials they are experiencing?
What are the performance requirements for the construction, operation and maintenance of shared semantic space?