Creating and managing digital archives, catalogs, and collections is a growing concern as organizations seek to manage files and records, metadata-gather, and enable complex searches of their cultural production, ephemera, archives and/or born-digital assets.
This one-evening, two-part workshop goes in-depth on two popular and well-supported open-source digital archiving and collections management softwares that address these issues. We'll look at Omeka, used primarily in academic and digital humanities projects; and CollectiveAccess, used primarily in GLAM [Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums] projects.
The first half of the workshop will orient you to who uses and how these softwares are implemented, what to expect and consider in a cataloging software project; and includes an overview of features, metadata schemas, and problems to look out for.
Sixty artists and hackers will inhabit 319 Scholes to explore the idea of "God Mode" and produce new, collaborative projects. Open(Art) Fellows Forrest Oliphant, Toby Schachman, and Addie Wagenknecht will participate along with Eyebeam Fellows, Residents, and Alumni: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, James George, Lauren McCarthy, Aaron Meyers, Jonathan Minard, and Ramsey Nasser.
Visitors are invited to engage and interact with the works as they are uploaded online throughout the hack and join the teams on Saturday March 2nd starting at 7:00pm for a closing exhibition, live performances, and celebration.
An Introduction to Computational Fashion:
Transforming design, textiles and the social experience around wearable technology