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Installation Archive: A Capsule Aesthetic

Digging into Data

Complete list of metadata categories collected in Installation Archive

The details listed below this user-generated Wave UFO video give a sense of the extensive metadata--art historical metadata as well as Scalar-specific metadada--included in Installation Archive: A Capsule Aesthetic


Metadata is "data [information] that provides information about other data".[1] Some of the primary types of metadata: descriptive metadata, structural metadata, and administrative metadata.[2]

  • Descriptive metadata describes a resource for purposes such as discovery and identification. It can include elements such as title, abstract, author, and keywords.
  • Structural metadata is metadata about containers of metadata and indicates how compound objects are put together, for example, how pages are ordered to form chapters.
  • Administrative metadata provides information to help manage a resource, such as when and how it was created, file type and other technical information, and who can access it.[3]
Metadata is used to summarize basic information about data which can make tracking and working with specific data easier. There are different metadata standards for each different discipline (e.g., museum collections, digital audio files, websites, etc.).

Source: Wikipedia


  1. Introduction
  2. Pipilotti Rist
  3. Patricia Piccinini
  4. Mariko Mori
  5. Data Visualizations
  6. Digging into Data
  7. DIY Video Search
  8. About this Project

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