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Incognita Nom de Plume ADMIN September 18, 2008
Wunderkammern for the worldwide web...I'd like to warmly invite all of you to join me in a new content-sharing network that I am (co)establishing -- Curiosity Cabinet is for anyone who collects anything! It's still in development, so any suggestions or feedback would be really appreciated. It's free. A place for collectors to find community, information and answer, trade and barter -- it will become a real museum of the people.

Group Description

Wunderkammern are proto-museums; curiosity cabinets, a collection of marvels and wonders. Historically, Wunderkammern displayed examples of the strangest things from the natural world -- basilisks, unicorn's horns, mermaids spines, dragon's teeth, as well as the newest discoveries in zoology, geology etc -- as well as extraordinary objects made by human hands.

The cabinet of wonders is a way of placing objects next to each other to evoke memories, a cabinet of hyperlinks to a broad set of visual associations. The Wunderkammer finds its genesis in devices such as the memory palace, an imagined or recalled architectural-visual structure used to store and retrieve memories. In addition, it has a strong relationship with memento mori -- images and objects intended to remind the viewer of mortallity.

This Wunderkammer collects images of real Wunderkammern and old museum displays as well as of objects that would have found a place in a 16-18th century Wunderkammer.

Images from this group may be featured in Museum of Dust .

Additional Info

  • Members can post 10 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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