Hi, I’m Ben Ennis Butler (aka beneb) and I’m a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra. My research revolves around building interfaces that encourage open ended exploration and discovery within cultural heritage collections. You can find aspects of my research and website development work on this site. Enjoy.

Revisiting old work

I came across this image of a gender histogram I produced in 2010 whilst completing my honours.

The idea behind the image (shown cropped) was to see if it was possible to show an entire overview of the collection split by gender. Works by male artists are above the black line down the middle, works by female artists are below the line. This visualisation work was displayed as a 3m long printed poster.

PPM Gender Histo

Museums Australia 2013

I presented at the Museums Australia 2013 conference in Canberra. The slides from my presentation, Escaping search: generous interfaces for cultural collections, are below.

Further information about what you can see above is available in my Museums and the Web 2013 paper.
You can view the work at http://printsandprintmaking.gov.au/explore

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