N.B. My notes from the Digital Transformations event, they might not make too much sense; I’ve padded bits out here and there. It might be worth looking at the tweets from the day which are in a handy document here.
Final notes from the Digital Transformation event. Neil Cummings, artist, and Professor at Chelsea College of Art and Design, discussed Critical practice and on student’s wiki breaking down boundaries between leaner and lecturer Neil then went on to discuss what is public? Public ness. What does it mean to say public space? Neil highlighted the labour needed to successfully assemble ‘a public’ & host an open event using milk crates.
Daniel Nathan, chairman, totallyradio.com. discussed radio DJs and curation The word ‘curator’ gets used sprinkled about quite a lot to talk about stuff people do on the web. Is digital curation an acceptable term? What does it mean? Is the term curator devaluated? Is what someone does on Facebook comparable to the training and knowledge which goes into curating collections in museums and galleries? Digital curation involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital research data throughout its lifecycle. dj’s aren’t curators just because they pull music together.
Daniel then went on to discuss Public Radio Exchange. PRX in US is online exchange bringing radio stations, listeners, producers together. Daniel discussed whether or not a public radio exchange would work in the uk.
One thing that came out of this was the idea that in online environments passion is a core criteria for adding most value as dj /curator/editor vs scholarship route to ‘expertise. My instant response was is scholarship not a form of passion? I think they are exactly the same thing. Arent they?
All in all lots of ideas, presentations and discussions to think about.