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AKDC and Project Cornelia receive grant to develop LayerCake

The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT and Project Cornelia at the University of Leuven are pleased to announce that they have been rewarded a MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) Global Seed Fund grant for workshops in both Leuven and Cambridge to study networks of cultural influence among artists, followed by a symposium and the deployment of student-created artist network maps.

The studies will use linked open data sets and a version of LayerCake – a web app that maps narratives and collections of objects across geographic space and time – modified to show network relationships between points of cultural exchange in addition to linear narratives and collections of individual objects. An earlier, study-specific version of the map can be found here. Version 1 of the tool has just been released.

(updated 4-11-2019)

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