VIKUS Viewer is an advanced web-based visualization system that arranges thousands of cultural artifacts on a dynamic canvas and supports the exploration of thematic and temporal patterns of large collections, while providing rapid access to high-resolution imagery.
The keywords associated with collection items are visualized in an interactive list that indicates the frequency of themes in the collection and allows for flexible filtering. Keyword selections reveal the rich relationships among the themes of a collection.
Try out VIKUS Viewer with these cultural collections:
VIKUS Viewer was designed and developed by Christopher Pietsch and is available as open source software on GitHub.
The VIKUS Viewer software is based on the visualization code behind Past Visions, a collaborative effort by Katrin Glinka, Christopher Pietsch, and Marian Dörk carried out at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in the context of the Urban Complexity Lab during the research project VIKUS (2014-2017).