Then we saw the rise of services, the tentative beginnings of what is now sort of social media (though that’s a misnomer since it’s always been social and there are big differences between, say, Facebook and Twitter at every level you bother to think of). … Simply, the web has moved past publishing and searching (discovery) and so the experiential value proposition (there’s a slogan for you) – apart from punters who want to see a show again, or niche users already invested in circus – revolves around “what can I do with what I find?”, rather than “what can I find?”.
These are my links for July 2nd through July 19th: All Our Ideas – A Suggestion Box for the Digital Age – All Our Ideas is a platform that enables groups to collect and prioritize ideas in a transparent, democratic, and bottom-up way. It’s a suggestion box for the digital age. Computer programming tips from around the web – Scholars\’ Lab… Read more →
Two posts by Trevor Owen on crowdsourcing in the cultural heritage context and keeping sight of the ‘meaning thing': Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage: The Objectives Are Upside Down Meanification and Crowdscafolding: Forget Badges
Pearltrees , bookmark things you like, it makes links between what you curate (the ‘pearls’) – unlike, say, Pinterest which is more like a big flat album – it recognises a visual scale as you can move in and out of your pearl trees, it talks to Twitter and Facebook (both ways), and you can share your pearls and trees with others. … It lets me curate into my stuff things that others have found.
From an email list (posted by Janna Jones, Northern Arizona Uni): The Past is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film Almost all remnants of culture—past and present—degrade over time, whether sculpture or scrolls, painting or papyrus, books or clay tablets. … Janna Jones provides a stunning, tour-de-force analysis of the major assumptions and paradigmatic shifts about history, cinema, and the moving image archive, one that we ignore at our peril in the midst of the overwhelming rush toward digitisation.