How is the Database organized?

The data cell of our database is an event. There are such categories of events as an exhibition, a conference, a lecture or a set of lectures, a summit, a master-class, a concert, a publication, etc.

While describing an event we make up lists of personalia, artistic and educational institutions, artworks, and collections of texts as well as links to online resources.

 

The main data type in the database is text, but there is a possibility to add photos, videos, and audio files. All data is based on sources related to the event and does not include any interpretations. For a more convenient search, systematization, and classification of data, all events, and works of artists are described using keywords.

 

We strive to collect information about events from the 1910s to the present.

Who inputs information into the database?

  • Project team;

  • Project volunteers;

  • Registered users.

Who can register in the database?

  • The organizers, curators, and event managers in the field of technological art and artscience. To send a request for registration, please, write to us by e-mail: mir.opendb@gmail.com  

What could be investigated / observed using the “MIR” database?

  • the dynamics of artscience activities on a timescale (the number of exhibitions, conferences, etc.);

  • the geography of artscience activities on a map;

  • institutional involvement (state and private, commercial and non-profit organizations);

  • combining different roles (curator/artist, artist/programmer, etc);

  • gender ratio of the people involved in the field of artscience;

  • the impact of educational programmes for artists;

  • the building of teams and artistic groups, etc.

What sources do we rely on?

  • digital and material documents from open sources;

  • online digital archives;

  • organizations’ official websites or social network pages;

  • artists’ personal websites;

  • personal archives;

  • exhibition catalogues;

  • secondary sources eligible for academic research (monographs and research papers

Copyright

The database consists of reference data on people and events - what, where, and when an event happened, who organized it, and who participated. The descriptions of events (media releases, advertising, and other texts accompanying reference data) are published with citation. Texts provided by the organizers or participants of the events from their private archives are the only exception.

Should you happen to be the copyright holder of any text published in the database and you do not agree to make this text publically available, please, contact us via email: mir.opendb@gmail.com