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Buckets and Vessels


TitleBuckets and Vessels
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCope, A.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web
Conference Start DateApril 13-17, 201
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedDenver, Colorado, USA
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordscommunities, curation, flickr, galleries, robots
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://www.archimuse.com/mw2010/papers/cope/cope.html