On September 17th we held our first Project Workshop for the Circus Oz Living Archive project team. We were hosted by Circus Oz at their Port Melbourne homebase, and had an exciting and constructive afternoon – a chance for all of the diverse team members to get together for the first time and share ideas about our approach, philosophy, outcomes… Read more →
Jane Mullett and I had a very good meeting recently with Robyn McGregor from Circus Oz, following other discussions I had with Trish Stokes and with Russell Fewster from the University of Sydney, who is working with us on an AusStage LIEF (research infrastructure) project linked to this one. Through all of these conversation, a number of things have been… Read more →
These are my links for September 26th through September 27th: Design Culture Lab – New Zealand research lab that brings together cultural studies and design research. Interesting model in relation to MCD studio here at RMIT. The CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide – CUNY Academic Commons – Online resource, come guide, about the digital humanities. Very useful for information, and… Read more →
These are my links for September 13th through September 20th: Audiovisual Thinking – University of Copenhagen – MIT TechTV – Collection humanities + digital Visual Interpretations conference May 2010 (33 videos) – Avicom – Untitled Document –
I’ve just added and enabled a plug in that automatically goes and reads a specific RSS feed, and then publishes the new content from that feed. The RSS feed is coming from the Yahoo Pipes aggregator that I’m building for this project – the Circus Oz RSS aggregation. With the pipe I can add new RSS feeds (from individual delicious… Read more →
description of workflow process at the National Library Australia for preservation of digital content extracted from physical carriers
Texts Without Context ….
“the dynamics of the Web, as the artist and computer scientist Jaron Lanier observes in another new book, are encouraging â€œauthors, journalists, musicians and artistsâ€ to â€œtreat the fruits of their intellects and imaginations as fragments to be given without pay to the hive mind.â€
Clay Shirky, in this Ted talk, introduces a number of ideas I found useful. He talks about ‘cognitive surplus’ as being the trillion hours of participatory value (leisure time) in the world that can now be tapped by new media that allows people to not just consume (as was the case with mass media in the 20th century) but also… Read more →
The Ara Iritija project is an intriguing and highly relevant archival project that utilises some info tech to document, narrate, maintain and preserve cultural memory – in this case of a large indigenous community. This project has much in common with the Circus Oz project, as for both a key problem is the making of tacit knowledge explicit, visible, and documentable.