April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Sessions: Abstract

Buckets and Vessels   go to paper

Aaron Cope, Stamen Design, USA

With the mass of digital "stuff" growing around us every day and simple tools for self-organization evolving beyond individuals into communities of suggestions, is the curatorial prerogative itself becoming a social object?

This paper will examine the act of association, the art of framing and the participatory nature of robots in creating artifacts and story-telling in projects like Flickr Galleries, the API-based Suggestify project (which provides the ability to suggest locations for other people's photos) and the increasing number of bespoke (and often paper-based) curatorial productions.

Session: Collections: Tag / Search / Deploy - Part 1 [access]

Keywords: flickr, communities, galleries, robots, curation