The Universal Texture is a Google patent for mapping textures onto a 3D model of the entire globe.
It is an automated, statistical, incessant, universal representation that selectively chooses its data. (For one, there is no ‘night’ in Google’s version of Earth.) The system edits a particular representation of the world. The software edits, re-assembles, processes and packages reality in order to form a very specific and useful model. These collected images feel alien, because they are clearly an incorrect representation of the earth’s surface. And it is precisely because humans did not directly create these images that they are so fascinating. They are created by an algorithm that finds nothing wrong in these moments. They are less a creation, than a kind of fact - a representation of the laws of the Universal Texture.
Storination lets you create online communities called a Nation, where people share social stories on the same topic. After opening your Nation, you organize your Storyboard, a virtual space where anybody can contribute by adding his own Storify story.
Presented by HTC, the Seven on Seven Conference pairs seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new, be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they...
Time-Lapse challenges the notion that an exhibition is a fixed entity with artworks that remain consistent throughout the time the exhibition in on view. Time-Lapse explores the possibility of a more dynamic exhibition environment by including artworks that change over time and utilizing curatorial structures that are based on change. With hourly, daily, and weekly alterations to the works in the show, no two days of Time-Lapse will be the same.
“Free” explores how the internet has fundamentally changed our landscape of information and our notion of public space. Today, our shared space has expanded beyond streets and schools to more distributed forms of collectivity. What constitutes this expanded public is not only greater social connectedness but a highly visual, hybrid commons of information.
… our school assessment lives primarily in the bottom left part of that graph … we rarely if ever get to the “immeasurable” stuff that resides toward the top right. To put it another way, we focus in schools on that which is quantifiable when, I think, our real value as places of learning rests in that messy stuff that isn’t.
"Squirro is your personal digital research assistant. Squirro curates the most relevant content from multiple sources and delivers it in a living collection you can really harvest and share. Squirro filters out the noise to give you the content that matters most."
What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".
"The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.
In conjunction with the Living as Form exhibition, this online database of over 350 socially engaged projects from around the world is the work of researchers, advisors, and writers, working together to create the first encyclopedic collection of ...
Consisting of a temporary cultural journalism institute and broadcast center in Bologna, and an alternative arts multimedia channel online, Ælia Media responds to an important tradition of alternative radio in Bologna, connected to the student movement of 1977. It functions in two capacities: a training ground for active and aspiring cultural producers, involving a work group of 20 young people from different artistic backgrounds, and a broadcast program in a variety of media (print, radio, web) with a focus on engagement through live participation and online social networks, from visual arts to theatre to music.