Sound of Europe
Salzburg, 27.-28. Jan 2006
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Europe in Sight
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Interactive media installations
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Soundtrack of the Conference
"Strength and Opportunities of Europe"
A Semantic Network Visualization by Dietmar Offenhuber.
During the time leading up to “The Sound of Europe,” 250 conference participants
were invited to contribute input to a SWOT analysis (strengths-weaknesses,
opportunities-threats) of the current situation in Europe. Their responses
were analyzed and dynamically visualized in the form of a semantic network.
In this case, dynamic visualization means that the semantic network is
set up as a spatial structure through which the user can independently
navigate. The respective size of each word appearing on screen is indicative
of how often it was mentioned. The lines connect key words and statements
mentioned in the same context.
This form of visualization enables users to directly and intuitively recognize
areas of emphasis and clusters as well as disparate zones characterized
by clashing views. For instance, the experts queried for this study displayed
a much higher degree of consensus with respect to strengths and opportunities
than they did in assessing Europe’s weaknesses and the threats it faces.
download the semantic network visualisation
Concept and Realization: Dietmar Offenhuber.