& direction: fabian wagmister
design & engineering: richard
dos tres, muchos Guevaras is a unique exhibition of works of art
by the life of Che Guevara. Containing over 1,000 pieces of media, it
was displayed at UCLA's Fowler Museum of cultural History from October
5, 1997 to February 1, 1998 as part of the exhibition, "Che Guevara:
Icon, Myth, and Message." It has also been displayed in Argentina,
Chile, Costa Rica, and elsewhere in the U.S. and South America. It is
scheduled for permanent display in Havana, Cuba and will be displayed
in museums Europe and the Middle East.
access the system using a large (4' by 5') touchscreen display.
The exhibition uses DXXS (Digital Exploratory Exhibition System)* technology
to navigate through the collection of media. This innovative system allows
patrons to explore the exhibits virtual gallery, guided by their interests
rather than by a pre-determined structure.
media consists of:
~ paintings, photographs, lithographs, prints, drawings
~ movies and videos
~ poetry, essays, short written works
Spoken Word ~ poetry, speeches, short narrations
tell the system which art they are interested in simply by touching one
of the thumbnail images on the screen. The DXXS system identifies other
works of art in the database which share attributes with the
selected work and presents the patron with a new screen of thumbnails.
By repeating this process, the patron is exposed to a variety of art,
guided by their likes and interests rather than by a structured search
interface. Attributes were assigned to the art works by Fabian Wagmister,
the exhibit "curator." while most works of art may be assigned
scores on between one to three attributes, there are over 200 attributes
in the Che database (the DXXS allows the curator to create an unlimited
number of attributes).
look at a piece of art in detail (or listen to music, see a video or movie,
or read text), the patron double-touches the thumbnail interest. In the
"full screen" mode, the user can search the database using more
traditional search criteria (artist, date, medium, country).
The DXXS System™ was developed by Richard A. Doyon and Fabian
Wagmister. For more information, contact Richard
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