“The City of Horrors” receives an award at the Museums and the Web Conference

April 12th, 2011 1 Comment

The CCCB’s online exhibition project receives an honourable mention in Best of the Web

“The City of Horrors”, the interactive web/mural in the CCCB’s exhibition “Barcelona-Valencia-Palma”, received an award in Best of the Web, organized annually in the United States as part of the international conference on museums and new technologies, “Museum and the Web”. The jury gave an honourable mention in the Exhibition category to “The City of Horrors”, as it did to the MOMA’s website, “Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century”. The complementary nature of the virtual online exhibition, the effective use of multimedia formats and the level of participation of visitors are the criteria taken into account by the jury when evaluating candidates.

Website “The city of horrors”

A total of 108 projects by museums and arts centres round the world took part this year, 26 of them in the Exhibition category. The list of winning museums and centres is available for consultation on the conference website. The CCCB was also nominated in the categories of Social Media for its Kosmopolis Bookcamp wiki and Museum Professional for the CCCB Lab’s blog.

“The City of Horrors”, a project created in 2010 as part of the CCCB’s exhibition “Barcelona-Valencia-Palma”, was organized into two spaces: presential (the exhibition space) and virtual (a website). By means of virtual participation, users of the Internet could send in and vote for photographs of ugly spots in Barcelona, Valencia and Palma. The images to receive most votes on the website were chosen for the physical space, where they were projected as part of a mural that changed every day according to voting. This mural represented “The City of Horrors”, a mixed metropolis, the result of combining the least attractive places in the three Mediterranean cities.

Interactive mural showed in the exhibition

The city of horrors, exhibition space

Thanks to this initiative, an idea of the CCCB’s developed by the designer Ignasi Rifé and the firm Enfasystem, the exhibition included 477 photographs submitted by visitors. It was the visitors themselves—over 3,600 visited the website during the exhibition—who decided, with their votes (a total of 84,704), which images would be projected in the mural at the show. (Read article about the outcome of the participatory project)

The Museums and the Web Conference, which took place last week in Philadelphia, is one of the foremost international meeting places for producers and managers of cultural and museum websites. It has been held since 1997 in various cities around the United States and marks out the principal future trends in the field of museums and technology.

Three of the CCCB’s projects nominated for the «Best of the Web Awards» at the Museums and the Web conference

March 29th, 2011 No Comments

Museum and the web logoThe CCCB Lab blog, the Kosmopolis Bookcamp collaborative platform and the interactive City of Horrors web-mural from the exhibition “Barcelona-Valencia-Palma” are the CCCB’s three candidates for the  «Best of the Web» prizes. These prizes are awarded every year at the Museums and the Web conference, one of the principal international meeting points for everyone involved in developing and managing cultural and museum websites.

A jury made up of specialists from around the world will be selecting the best museum projects in areas such as education, audiovisuals and exhibitions (see prize categories).

All members registered in the Museums and the Web platform can vote for their favourite project from this year’s 109 candidates, between 25 March and 7 April. The CCCB is taking part in Exhibition with “The City of Horrors”, Social Media with Kosmopolis Bookcamp, and Museum Professional with the CCCB Lab blog.

The results of voting will be announced during the conference, which will be taking place from 6 to 9 April in Philadelphia (USA). Museums and the Web is one of the foremost meeting points for the culture sector because it deals with the principal trends for the future of museums.

In 2009, Barcelona’s Picasso Museum received the Best of the Web Social Media Prize for its strategy and use of 2.0 tools, and the MACBA was awarded the prize to the best podcast for Radio Web MACBA.

The city of horrors web-mural

CCCB Lab blog

Wiki Bookcamp Kosmopolis

The CCCB Lab blog, the Kosmopolis Bookcamp collaborative platform and the interactive City of Horrors web-mural from the exhibition “Barcelona-Valencia-Palma” are the CCCB’s three candidates for the Best of the Web prizes. These prizes are awarded every year at the Museums and the Web conference, one of the principal international meeting points for everyone involved in developing and managing cultural and museum websites.

A jury made up of specialists from around the world will be selecting the best museum projects in areas such as education, audiovisuals and exhibitions (see prize categories).

All members registered in the Museums and the Web platform can vote for their favourite project from

The CCCB Lab blog, the Kosmopolis Bookcamp collaborative platform and the interactive City of Horrors web-mural from the exhibition “Barcelona-Valencia-Palma” are the CCCB’s three candidates for the Best of the Web prizes. These prizes are awarded every year at the Museums and the Web conference, one of the principal international meeting points for everyone involved in developing and managing cultural and museum websites.

A jury made up of specialists from around the world will be selecting the best museum projects in areas such as education, audiovisuals and exhibitions (see prize categories).

All members registered in the Museums and the Web platform can vote for their favourite project from this year’s 109 candidates, between 25 March and 7 April. The CCCB is taking part in Exhibitions with “The City of Horrors”, Social Media with Kosmopolis Bookcamp, and Museum Professional with the CCCB Lab blog.

The results of voting will be announced during the conference, which will be taking place from 6 to 9 April in Philadelphia (USA). Museums and the Web is one of the foremost meeting points for the culture sector because it deals with the principal trends for the future of museums.

In 2009, Barcelona’s Picasso Museum received the Best of the Web Social Media Prize for its strategy and use of 2.0 tools, and the MACBA was awarded the prize to the best podcast for Ràdio Web Macba.

this year’s 109 candidates, between 25 March and 7 April. The CCCB is taking part in Exhibitions with “The City of Horrors”, Social Media with Kosmopolis Bookcamp, and Museum Professional with the CCCB Lab blog.

The results of voting will be announced during the conference, which will be taking place from 6 to 9 April in Philadelphia (USA). Museums and the Web is one of the foremost meeting points for the culture sector because it deals with the principal trends for the future of museums.

In 2009, Barcelona’s Picasso Museum received the Best of the Web Social Media Prize for its strategy and use of 2.0 tools, and the MACBA was awarded the prize to the best podcast for Ràdio Web Macba.

Jesper Huor: “There’ll be more Wikileaks”

January 27th, 2011 1 Comment

On 19 January, the CCCB organized an Off the Programme activity, one not scheduled in the Centre’s annual agenda but that was motivated by current affairs: Wikileaks. The event consisted of screening the documentary produced by Swedish television, “Wikirebels”, followed by a debate with one of its makers, Jesper Huor, the artist Daniel G. Andújar and the activist Patrice Riemens.

As a result of the impact caused on the Internet by the “Wikirebels” documentary and all the questions arising on the subject of Wikileaks, we thought it would be interesting to interview Jesper Huor, a journalist who investigated the organization, and some of its foremost members.

We asked the readers of VEUS CCCB to put forward questions for the Swedish journalist Jesper Huor. We then picked out some of the questions suggested by Borja, Emma Guasch, Javier, Pau, Marula and Neus Flores prior to the interview. Using these and other questions proposed by Lucia Calvo and Ingrid Guardiola at the CCCB, we came up with this short collaborative interview. Jesper Huor talked to us about the “Wikirebels” documentary project and how Wikileaks works: its members, how it’s financed and how leaks are confirmed.

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On 19 January, the CCCB organized an Off the Programme activity, one not scheduled in the Centre’s annual agenda but that was motivated by current affairs: Wikileaks. The event consisted of screening the documentary produced by Swedish television, “Wikirebels”, followed by a debate with one of its makers, Jesper Huor, the artist Daniel G. Andújar and the activist Patrice Riemens.

As a result of the impact caused on the Internet by the “Wikirebels” documentary and all the questions arising on the

On 19 January, the CCCB organized an Off the Programme activity, one not scheduled in the Centre’s annual agenda but that was motivated by current affairs: Wikileaks. The event consisted of screening the documentary produced by Swedish television, “Wikirebels”, followed by a debate with one of its makers, Jesper Huor, the artist Daniel G. Andújar and the activist Patrice Riemens.

As a result of the impact caused on the Internet by the “Wikirebels” documentary and all the questions arising on the subject of Wikileaks, we thought it would be interesting to interview Jesper Huor, a journalist who investigated the organization, and some of its foremost members.

We asked the readers of VEUS CCCB to put forward questions for the Swedish journalist Jesper Huor. We then picked out some of the questions suggested by Borja, Emma Guasch, Javier, Pau, Marula and Neus Flores prior to the interview. Using these and other questions proposed by Lucia Calvo and Ingrid Guardiola at the CCCB, we came up with this short collaborative interview. Jesper Huor talked to us about the “Wikirebels” documentary project and how Wikileaks works: its members, how it’s financed and how leaks are confirmed.

subject of Wikileaks, we thought it would be interesting to interview Jesper Huor, a journalist who investigated the organization, and some of its foremost members.

We asked the readers of VEUS CCCB to put forward questions for the Swedish journalist Jesper Huor. We then picked out some of the questions suggested by Borja, Emma Guasch, Javier, Pau, Marula and Neus Flores prior to the interview. Using these and other questions proposed by Lucia Calvo and Ingrid Guardiola at the CCCB, we came up with this short collaborative interview. Jesper Huor talked to us about the “Wikirebels” documentary project and how Wikileaks works: its members, how it’s financed and how leaks are confirmed.

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