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Links from physical objects to digital information about these objects can help unskilled users to immediately adapt their environment according to their unique needs. Interaction, reconfiguration and fabrication could take place with equal ease of use: all options for creative action could become be equally affordable or 'maakbaar'.

protoTAG is a system that provides such links. Could protoTAG become an open access public infrastructure?

Technically speaking, protoTAG lets you tag a physical object with an IFC BIM GUID so it can be related an open access database. The type of information can be defined by creators and users alike: think of conceptual, technical and social information, e.g. fabrication files, the past, current and planned position of the object within a building's structure, its use history, social tagging, memories, links to interaction interfaces, code, etc. The tag is there to ensure the information will always stay linked to the tagged object.

In the near future, protoTAG will be made available as open source system.


protoTAG concept by Christian Friedrich, implementation by Vera Lazslo. If you would like to know more about protoTAG contact us.