It only accesses the public data in the project, but now others can write interfaces to the stuff we’ve made and do, well, interesting things with it. An open API is, for me, fundamental to how we can conceptualise a ‘living’ archive.
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.
This is the invitation for our ‘Meet the Living Archive’ event for Circus Oz company members and current employees.Â To be held in the Melba Spiegeltent in May.
Their latest edition is dedicated to ‘visualising the archive’, good collection of the usual suspects (Drucker, Kirschenbaum, Nowviskie, Schreibman, Rockwell, Sinclair is the A list, with Manovich popping up too). Useful as quick taster of how the digital humanities mob are thinking about archives and visualisation.
See this: a somewhat out-of-date but interestingly eclectic annotated bibliography of research books and papers on circus from an American organisation called Simply Circus. I came across it in a search because it refers to our colleague, Jane Mullett’s 2005 PhD thesis from La Trobe University: “Circus Alternatives: the rise of new circus in Australia, the United States, Canada and… Read more →
And Google or someone will do something to let you know that what you’re doing needs to be, well, clever, to matter. … Choose a gallery, choose a painting, zoom.
Have added the PDF of David and Jane’s paper – “Performing Data: The Circus Oz Living Archive” to the research outcomes page . Go on, get your own copy and have a read.
Relevant conference for our project: The DRHA 2011 Conference Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts Sunday 4th September – Wednesday 7th September 2011 University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, with add on option of Saturday 3rd September in Shanghai http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cas/digitalresearchinthehumanitiesarts2011/index.aspx In 2011 the DRHA conference will explore the new connectivities in societies and cultures which are enabled by the blending of virtual and physical space, the traversing of time and space through the virtual, and the evolution of innovative methodologies. … Narratives and networks: Cultural translations Peer to peer exchange and learning New generation web infrastructures, open source communities Digital alternatives to narrative Digital spaces and histories: Site specificity in the age of the digital network New self representations- from avatars to blogs, web pages and pervasive monuments Localisation and inspiration, the impact of GPS and mobile technologies Displacement and reproduction Digital cultural heritage: the past and the present Chinese digital cultures Who owns the digital: local2local, or global?
Blog that has pretty good documentation and collection of material that came out of the Reimagining the Archive Symposium held recently at UCLA.