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LOD-LAM Summit 2011

The International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (“LOD-LAM”) will convene leaders in their respective areas of expertise from the humanities and sciences to catalyze practical, actionable approaches to publishing Linked Open Data ...


I-CHASS/NSF Workshop: Cross-Disciplinary Investigations in Imaging and Image Analyses.

MITH/NEH Digital Humanities API Workshop

2010 Residency at Eyebeam

Information Visualization and Museum Practice - Session for MCN 2010 and unconference session with THATCamp MCN

"What do they have? Alternate Visualizations of Museum Collections" - Paper for the Visual Interpretations conference organized by the HyperStudio - Digital Humanities at MIT

Building and Evaluating Collection Dashboards - Workshop for Museums and the Web 2010

Paper Accepted for iSchools Conference 2010

with Richard Urban and Michael Twidale

¿Qué tienen? - Residency at Medialab Prado's Visualizar '09

Shared Languages and Collective Action - Call for papers for ACM Creativity and Cognition 2009

Paper Accepted for International Symposium on Electronic Art 2009

with Kevin Hamilton

Proposal Accepted for THATCamp 2009

Demonstration on Museum APIs accepted for Museums and the Web 2009

Paper accepted for Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts Symposium 2009, "The Value of HCI Evaluation in Preserving New Media"

Waiting for Gouda..."Cultuur Lokaal" Project with The Patching Zone

Paper Accepted for Museums and the Web 2008

"Ethnographic Methods and New Media Preservation"

Wildcard Accepted for iSchools iConference 2008

"Mapping Design Education in iSchools"

Paper Accepted for "New Museum, New Museology"

Art History Symposium of the Savannah College of Art and Design

Paper Accepted for "The Synthetic Aesthetics of New Media Art"

Conference of the College Art Association 2008

Banff New Media InstituteReference Check Artist Residency

"Production of Creativity" with Kevin Hamilton

University of Illinois Classes covered in IEEE Distributed Systems Physical Computing / Art Projects

Workshop organized for ACM Creativity and Cognition 2007 -

Tools in Support of Creative Collaboration

Workshop organized for ACM CHI 2007 -

HCI and New Media: Methodology and Evaluation


Metropolitan Museum of Art


University of Illinois

Human Factors,

Library, Information Science, Math, and Computer Science


pdadamczyk (at)

Research Interests

Attention, Cognition,

Collaboration, Creativity

Ongoing Work


Publications / Activities

Exhibitions / Press

Memory Palaces

Computing and History in The Built Environment - Instructor

with Kevin Hamilton

"Everyone's talking about space. The last ten years or more has seen a "spatial turn" in the arts, humanities and social sciences, with research turning to examine the utilization of space in the production and reception of self and society. At the same time, networks and mobile technology have made possible some of the dreams of "pervasive computing" in Computer Science and Engineering. When computing can happen anywhere, the metaphorical space of the network becomes real, and design of user experiences has to consider factors once limited to architectural design."


Public and Virtual Social Spaces - Instructor

with Roy Campbell, Jonathan Fineberg, Karrie Karahalios

Small interdisciplinary teams develop applied projects that engage with specific sites, and address sociability and physical experience in those spaces. Using techniques and materials from the disciplines represented, students explore the potential impact that technological and artistic mediation can have on spaces and in the minds of the people who occupy them. An emphasis is placed on how the understanding of spaces can change when a site-specific solution (sculpture, new media installation, computer based projected visuals) is introduced… opening the spaces to new forms of physical exploration and promoting change in patterns of social behavior.


Mobile Mapping for Everyday Spaces - Instructor

with Kevin Hamilton, M. Simon Levin, Laurie Long

Through an investigation of walking, this course will develop a suite of devices and programs for the mapping and recording of everyday spaces. Using simple sensors, reverse-engineered consumer products, open-source mapping resources, and location-aware devices, we'll discover new and meaningful ways of capturing and sharing the rich data of our everyday walking patterns through neighborhoods, campuses, streets, cities and trails. An emphasis will be on how the collection of ambulatory and locative data can offer programmatic ways to shape social and personal identity.

mail : pdadamczyk (at sign)