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Mons, Belgium

Obscura Day 2016: The Mundaneum - A World of Knowledge

Join us to explore a visionary precursor to the Internet made of detailed index cards.

When the Mundaneum opened in 1910, its purpose was to collect all of the world’s knowledge on neatly organized 3 x 5 index cards. The brainchild of Belgian lawyer Paul Otlet and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henri LaFontaine, the vast project eventually totaled 12 million cards, each classified according to the Universal Decimal Classification system developed by Otlet.

Join us for a special Obscura Day tour of the Mundaneum archives, Otlet's incredible "Universal Book". Once described by Le Corbusier as a panorama of “the whole of human history from its origins,” the Mundaneum is an awe-inspiring collection credited with being the pre-cursor and inspiration of the modern internet.

DETAILS:
Saturday, April 16; 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ticket Cost: €12.00

Mundaneum
76 rue de Nimy - 7000 Mons - Belgium

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