Announcing our…. Symposium Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2013 RMIT Design Hub RMIT University, Melbourne Performing Digital: the Circus Oz Living Archive This two-day symposium discusses questions emerging as attempts are made to rethink and redefine contemporary practices of cultural heritage using digital technologies. In particular, the symposium focuses on the context of the performing arts and its… Read more →
Key points: they are very interested in ways that what they create might offer data and services back to the originating content providers (e.g. a widget that connects biographical data with a performer’s name in the living archive) – so they wanted to be sure that people could be disambiguated in our database
…they are building the vocabularies etc, though I did learn about object name thesauri which was pretty cool in a deeply metadata-geek way As best I could tell they want to come knocking on our API around about May 2013… But things to do: confirm that people have unique identities in the database can we provide access via linked data/RDF (how and/or who?)
It emphasises the use of ready to hand video technologies (for example a mobile phone) and simple online tools for the collection and curation of video into more complex works. The sorts of projects that the students make are observational and poetic, and provide a way to rethink a) some uses of content for the archive, b) a methodology for creating poetic works using similar tools but with more ‘informal’ material from Oz gathered using ready to hand technologies.
A couple of times a year we have a Progress Review Meeting with all our project partners. Â Here are some things said by two of our external partners, Nick Herd and Pete Williams, from the last meeting in May. Â Pete Williams, Deloitte Digital How do you take this project and archive all we’ve done, but we can actually create… Read more →
From the Cowbird make over: Today, it’s my great pleasure to introduce you to the new Cowbird — simpler, faster, more minimal, more essential, and, we think, even more beautiful. … But what we’re most excited about is handwriting — a simple way for you to turn your own handwriting into a font, and use it in your stories.
On Saturday night I had an opportunity to see the ‘dance’ group STREB in Pittsburgh. They are from Brooklyn and more in the space of body work and performance and physics and shock than dance in a traditional sense. It was interesting in terms of COz – the lines between performance and illusion, of technology and body, of the… Read more →