Interfacing the Database : (Ab)Using the PO.EX Digital Archive

Participant·e·s: Rui Torres

The goal of this communication is to discuss ways of exploring the complexity of multimodal databases, discussing the possible translation of organized data into enhanced and adaptable interfaces. Using the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature as an example (, I will describe and provide examples of two different strategies: curating the Archive, i.e., reinterpreting database assets, creating conceptual and thematic exhibits; and appropriating and remixing the Archive, i.e., (ab)using the database for artistic and creative remixing.