Author: Jens-Martin Loebel
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The HyperImage Reader is used to publish projects compiled with the HyperImage Editor.
- the interactive display of image-based media elements (views, layers, groups and light tables),
- the meaningful assignment of texts (metadata, annotations and transcriptions),
- and the provision of interactive functions.
Its main functions consist in retracing project-specific structures set up by the HyperImage author. Cross-references can be followed up by clicking on marked areas in images or on text links.
Particular features of the HyperImage Reader include various navigation aids (back references, logs, bookmarks, etc.), the search function and an editor for light tables. Light tables are collections of images, thumbnails, enlarged details and written annotations, applied for example when providing comments in image comparisons. Such light tables can be exported and then integrated in HyperImage projects with the help of the HyperImage Editor.
The data is based on an XML meta-language. The HyperImage Editor exports the structures, metadata and texts in an XML format. This XML file is prepared by a converter for use in the HyperImage Reader. The format works without the need for a database. To publish a project it is therefore sufficient to load the converted HyperImage project as a data package on to a web server or burn it on to a CD-ROM.
For further information about the free Open-Source software HyperImage please visit our Website.
Since 1991, the chair Kulturinformatik (cultural informatics) at Leuphana University Lüneburg has been organising the workshop HyperKult in the summer. The portmanteau “HyperKult” alludes to the development of computer technology which facilitates an ever increasing coupling of computers with culture as a medium for production in art and literature and as an object of philosophical and cultural theory analysis.
Now in its 22nd year, HyperKult offers an unique blend of talks combined with artistic and technical exhibits, installations, performances, sculptures and graphics.
This year HyperKult will tackle the topic of “Standards, Norms and Protocols” and their role in shaping our culture with contributions and talks in the fields of art, science, humanities, technology and informatics. The talks will be held in German.
Hosted by the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), working group “Computers as Media“, HyperKult 22 will take place at the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University Lüneburg.
We would like to discuss these issues with you at HyperKult and hope to see you in Lüneburg. Further information as well as the conference schedule (in German) can be found on the conference website.
The Hybrid Publishing Lab researches and develops new forms of scientific publication and communication for the humanities in cooperation with publishers, librarians, software developers, authors and other stakeholders.
The image-oriented research platform HyperImage continues to be developed and refined as a concrete application of the HPL’s research. The position and identity of image details are usually described and delimited in conventional terms, using symbols, words or gestures. HyperImage sup ports the precise marking of image regions, allowing them to be linked to other regions and data, as well as supporting sophisticated search technologies on the corpus. Images and metadata can be imported from external repositories as well as from collections on local storage media.