Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program

Mundaneum

ADDPMP071

Ambitious project attempting to create a universal repository of all the world’s recorded knowledge. It was developed at the turn of the 20th century by Belgian lawyers and bibliographers Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine. The Mundaneum institution aimed to classify knowledge according to a system called the Universal Decimal Classification. In 1895, Otlet and La Fontaine established the International Institute of Bibliography and announced plans to create a Universal Bibliographic Repertory that would serve as a global clearinghouse for bibliographical data. The collection grew rapidly and included books, photographs, pamphlets, reports, and newspaper articles. To access the information, researchers could enquire via mail or telegraph and Mundaneum staff members would in turn attempt to fulfill the query by returning copies of entries in the card catalog. By 1927, the Universal Bibliographic Catalog had grown to 13 million index cards. It peaked in 1934 at 15.6 million. Otlet’s related writings on information science anticipated the advent of the World Wide Web, and the Mundaneum itself is considered by some to be the precursor of the Internet.

Mundaneum - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Mundaneum - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Mundaneum - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Mundaneum - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Derby of the Eternal Enemies - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP187
Derby of the Eternal Enemies
Hyperart Thomasson - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP549
Hyperart Thomasson
Sea Shadow (IX-529) - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP029
Sea Shadow (IX-529)
In My Room : Teenagers in Their Bedrooms - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP164
In My Room : Teenagers in Their Bedrooms
Vernacular Architecture - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP400
Vernacular Architecture
Plant Arithmetic - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP414
Plant Arithmetic
The Urantia Book - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP005
The Urantia Book
The emergence of space - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP070
The emergence of space
Hawk-Eye Technology - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP571
Hawk-Eye Technology
Sex In Space - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP329
Sex In Space
Perpetual Motion - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP431
Perpetual Motion
Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP523
Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport

You are using an outdated browser.
Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.