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Open Map is a participatory, exploratory online work. At its core is a web application that draws on a map of the Nova Gorica and Gorizia area. Participants can explore, enter, or evaluate the content points on the map that identify both official cultural institutions as well as informal spaces of cultural collaboration or public art (sculptures, poems, points where different social groups socialise, etc.).

Through the cultural and social points provided by the local community and the broader online space, users can opine on various qualitative aspects of individual locations (likes, dislikes, comments, etc.). The work facilitates and differentiates between anonymous and non-anonymous content and reactions.

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Net art, e-literature

In mid-1990s as internet started to reach wider audience the international movements of net art and e-literature emerged. Traditions of visual art and literature (as well as their many intersections) got enriched by computational and networked approaches.

Jaka Železnikar was one of the pioneers of net art and (on-line) e-literature.

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About the author

Jaka Železnikar is a poet, artist and web developer based in Slovenia. Most of his work resides in investigative combination of poetry, visual art and networked programming.

His fist book was published in 1994 (poetry, short stories) and after that in 1996/97 focus of his creative work moved into realm of early net art and e-literature.

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About Slovene language

Most of Jaka Železnikar's language based works are bilingual — Slovene (authors native language) and English.

Slovene is an Indo-European language that belongs to the family of South Slavic languages. It's written in the Roman alphabet. It is a grammatically complex language with rich (inflectional) morphology. It has 6 cases, 3 genders, 4 tenses and 3 numbers (beside the singular and plural also the dual is used - for two persons or objects). About 2 million native speakers.

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First online works at were made back in 1996. Due to intense development of web technologies and browsers some of the works might not function properly (or at all) on current version of browsers.

More on web development in overview by Google: The Evolution of the Web