mp3 konzertarchiv research project

What is this project about?

The project mp3 konzert archiv was a research study that was held together with students at the University of Kaiserslautern in 2005. The goal of the project was to do inspirational brainstorm and to realise an exhibition on the condition of music and digital audio of today.

The most common digital audio format of today is mp3: a compressed audio format that silently revolutionised music distribution. Today we have enormous sources and archives of music just some mouseclicks away. This leads to some key issues: How did the focus shift on music as a cultural fact? What about real-life manifestations of digital music? How does technology, i.e. artificial intelligence tools or user interface design, modify the perception on what we hear?

Heart of the exhibition: a real meadow with music playing flowers on it.

The result of the project was an exhibition at the Fruchthalle Kaiserslautern in March 2005. We developed various exhibits at the interface of digital and real. The range goes from architectonical form to interactive software applications. Browse this site to learn all about it.

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Supervision Staff

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Castorph, Lehrstuhl Bauteilorientierte Entwurfsprozesse (BOE)
Dr.rer.nat. Stephan Baumann, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI)
Dipl.-Ing. Marten Ulpts
Dipl.-Ing. Dagmar Jung
Cand.-Ing. Martin Wisniowski


Mario Becker
Mirja Bleicher
Christopher Diehl
Peter Greiffenhagen
Daniel Groß
Nina Heiber
Andrea Klaes
Johannes Langmack
Judith Messing
Karl Panusch
Philip Reinhard
Manuel Ringeling
Renée Romboy
Susanne Schares
Steffi Sutor
Claudia Thiele

Website 2005 made by Martin Wisniowski (020200)
with Photoshop and Wordpad