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The Semantic Lab

Research Open House 2022

M. Cristina Pattuelli
Matt Miller
Julie Carlson, MSLIS ’22
Jessika Davis, MDC ’23
Teresa Ferguson, MSLIS ’22
Miranda Siler, MSLIS/MA History of Art and Design ‘22
Sarah Ann Adams, Research Fellow
Karen Li-Lun Hwang, Research Fellow
School of Information

The Semantic Lab at Pratt uses linked open data to facilitate digital arts and humanities research.

One of their current projects, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) + Linked Open Data (LOD), is a collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives.

artists stand around a row of variously lit lightbulbs.
Herb Schneider, Robert Rauschenberg, Lucinda Childs, L.J. Robinson, Per Biorn and Billy Klüver surrounding the Theater Electronic Environmental Modulator (TEEM) system.

In this project, the Semantic Lab has been transforming 141 archival documents into linked data, unearthing interesting and unexpected connections.

A document from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation archives that is marked up.
The Lab establishes works to capture the web of connectivity within the foundation’s archives.