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Exhibition design | Node Exhibition design | Node Lecturer: Iohanna Nicenboim Duration: From January 27th – February 17th, 2014 Application deadline: January 22nd, 2014 This course examines the planning and designing of three-dimensional environments that encourage visitor’s understanding, participation, and emotional engagement.
Open call for artists and curators art:i:curate is a growing international network of contemporary artists, curators and collectors. art:i:curate showcases emerging artists on its ... KARST Curatorial Open Call 2014 Deadline: Sunday 19th January, 2014, 23:59 (GMT) Notification Email to successful applicants: Friday 31st January 2014 KARST announces an ... Curators@Zweigstelle Berlin Proposals | Call For Curators Proposals | Call For Curators

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients

If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? That sobering question hovers like an apparition over each of the Willard Asylum suitcases. From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic. Working with the New York State Museum, former Willard staffers were able to preserve the hidden cache of luggage as part of the museum’s permanent collection. “There were many patients in these asylums who were probably not unlike friends you and I have now.” Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients

10 ways journalists can use Storify

When Storify appeared on the collective journalism screen a few weeks back at TechCrunch Disrupt, it inspired a lot of oohs, ahhs and speculation as to how it would work for journalists. There are similar curation tools out there, like KeepStream and, though they focus primarily on collecting tweets (Correction: KeepStream also allows for Facebook integration). Storify, on the other hand, allows a user to organize various media (text, documents, video, images) and social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) into an orderly, linear presentation. The story pieces retain all of their original links and functionality – and the full presentations are embeddable on any site. It has a very easy-to-use search for social media keywords and works using a drag-and-drop functionality. 10 ways journalists can use Storify
What are the best content curation tools for daily use has been my first love and I have been curating the news for with it since 2005. is a great and simple, free solution that allows you great flexibility, easy clipping, editing and powerful distribution to all your preferred channels.Now: is a great and simple real-time news curation tool that I have been experimenting with in the last few days and I find it extremely useful.,, Keepstream, CurationStation, Habitstream and are all nice and interesting alternatives for simple curation assignments each with different features and strengths. The more powerful solutions are out of my reach, but the leaders in this sector are Loud3r, OneSpot, Daylife as well as Eqentia, BrowseMyStuff, CIThread, HiveFire and a few others. To get the full picture of this space and all of the tools and services available please check this technology map:

What are the best content curation tools for daily use

International Art English
How the Art World's Lingo of Exclusivity Took Root, Branched Out, And Then Rotted From Within How the Art World's Lingo of Exclusivity Took Root, Branched Out, And Then Rotted From Within The hypnotizing argot of the art world is familiar to anyone who has ever tried to decipher a gallery press release or encountered a nebulous artist statement. It’s a vocabulary of modified adjectives and abstract nouns, of concepts that get deconstructed and ideas that get interrogated, distributed practices and embraced ambiguity. In a recent article for the innovative web publication Triple Canopy, Alix Rule and David Levine coin the term “International Art English” (shorthanded “IAE,” roughly equivalent to the popular nickname “artspeak”) to describe this language, tracing its history and divining its murky rules. IAE “always recommends using more rather than fewer words,” the authors write; it “sounds like inexpertly translated French;” is marked by an “uncanny stillness;” and has a heavy “dependence on lists” (guilty as charged).
Is linguistic inflation insanely awesome? To continue the semantic theme of my last post, today I want to look at inflation. Linguistic inflation is analogous to economic inflation, but it concerns a devaluation in meaning rather than price. Inflation lies behind the popular use of such words as genius, epic, awesome, totally, and incredible. What they mean is often more modest than their traditional senses suggest: genius means clever, epic is impressive, incredible is surprising. Is linguistic inflation insanely awesome?
A Companion to Digital Humanities
DH Curation Guide | a community resource guide to data curation in the digital humanities | DH Curation Guide Welcome! This is the first stop on your way to mastering the essentials of data curation for the humanities. The Guide offers concise, expert introductions to key topics, including annotated links to important standards, articles, projects, and other resources. DH Curation Guide | a community resource guide to data curation in the digital humanities | DH Curation Guide
Excerpt from article by Mashable:"How each story is told is as important as the story itself," begins the promo video for Facebook's new much-hyped Paper app.The app mixes curated news feeds with your Facebook timeline to create a platform that integrates news discovery and sharing into your timeline. With its tiled layout and gesture-based user interface, it feels very similar to Flipboard's suite of apps. We put both apps side by side to see how the two stack up. Here's how they compare: Design: Tiles And Gestures

Content Curation World

Content Curation World
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The Unanticipated Benefit of Content Curation I was honored to write a feature article in the recent issue of the NTEN journal called “The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Reducing Information Overload.” I’ll be doing a FREE webinar on Thursday, July 12 at 11 am PST to walk you through the idea and practices described in the area. You can register for the webinar here. I’ll cover the basics of content curation – what it is, why is it important for nonprofits, and how to use curation as part of your content strategy.
Overuse of “Curating” Reaches an All-Time High, Local Blog Notices Your day in brutal honesty: The Awl’s screaming headline “You Are Not a Curator, You Are Actually Just a Filthy Blogger” pretty much says it all (it’s even tagged “STOP IT”). The post comes in response to a lecture put on by the popular Creative Mornings event series in Brooklyn by artist and TED-Talker Jonathan Harris, who argued, “Curation is replacing creation as a mode of self-expression.” Well, that grandiose claim is pretty easy to debunk, as Awl editor Choire Sicha promptly does: “For starters, ‘curation’ is choosing among things that are created.” The general misuse of the word “curate” seems to be a result of the mass adoption of online social networks that let users share whatever text, images, and videos they feel are worth sharing. While curators do, basically, share a lot of things with a captive audience, what they do is quite a bit different from picking out what to put on your Pinterest board of wedding inspiration.
You Are Not a Curator, You Are Actually Just a Filthy Blogger "Curation is replacing creation as a mode of self-expression." – Jonathan Harris @jjhnumber27 #creativemornings— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) June 1, 2012 As a former actual curator, of like, actual art and whatnot, I think I'm fairly well positioned to say that you folks with your blog and your Tumblr and your whatever are not actually engaged in a practice of curation. Call it what you like: aggregating?
Online 'curating' is just anxiety wrapped in pomposity - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 26 NET RESULTS:IS IT JUST me, or does anyone else shudder every time they come across the verb “curate” used in the context of gathering items together for some sort of web display? Okay, I know it is probably just me. After all, I am the one who still loathes the use of the word “impact” as a verb. Once upon a time, A could “have an impact upon” B. But then, seemingly overnight and thanks to increasing misuse in the US media, A could, without any advance linguistic warning for the sensitive among us, “impact” B.
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hrheingold: I illustrate how I use bookmarklets and extensions to curate w/ Diigo,, Pearltrees