Table of Contents

Through the design of a networked archive table, this project aims to connect digital collections of research directly to material evidence, allowing users to engage with knowledge in multiple ways.

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Can physical artifacts – such as books, materials samples, or design experiments – become an intuitive way to explore digital archives?

Table of Contents is a project that explores embedded technology in wooden tabletops to recognize objects on the surface. By recognizing the physical content placed on the table, a collection of relevant digital content is automatically gathered from a vast archive and made accessible for users to explore.

Framed within the context of atelier LUMA’s experimental production lab, this table enables visitors to dig deeper into the experimentation with regional materials at atelier LUMA. By creating a permanent archive installation in Arles, this project stimulates discovery, reflection and the dissemination of knowledge in whichever medium it may come.  

Project team

  • Jon Stam

    Designer, Commonplace Studio

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Simon de Bakker

    Designer, Commonplace Studio

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Jesse Howard

    Designer

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Víctor Díaz

    Developer

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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