In 2009 I collaborated on an exhibition/installation called the rfid timeline @ the exhibition State of the AR organized by AR+RFID Lab. State of the AR is a retrospective exhibition of art and design that have been developed over the past three years in collaboration with the AR+RFID Lab at the KABK. The KABK's AR+RFID Lab specializes in researching the usability of new visualization techniques for art and design. The Lab collaborates closely with the Bio-Robotics Lab of the TU-Delft. For the many projects of the AR+RFID Lab that have been established with the collaboration of artists and designers please visit http://www.arlab.nl. A special component of the exhibition State of the AR is the Augmented Exhibition which can only be viewed with a special headset. For the operation of the headset an expert was be present each day. It was also possible to watch along with an automated visitor. Visitors could also evoke 3D images on a monitor themselves, using AR-books. The long tradition of technical visualization methods that preceded AR could be seen at the Laterna Magica formation, where pieces from the Magic Lantern Museum in Scheveningen were exhibited.
The interactive time line is a new way of retrieving and showing activities of the last three years of the AR Lab. This system allows one to physically interact with digital documentation. The RFID-tags (wireless identifying chips) give visitors a handle into a digital database. Each event is reduced to a moment in time and a number. Only when the visitor gives the archive event his attention does the richness of that past moment erupt when the machine speaks its story and beams its visions. This installation was realized in cooperation with Marcel Kerkmans, Melissa Coleman, Wim van Eck, Diederik Voortman and CabFabLab.