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Wiki Workshop


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A short presentation to motivate a general workshop that will provide information for a group Wiki. It emphasises social information, the value of the experiences of a many people, and lateral thinking. The central aim of the Wiki will be to better understand 'the distirbution of the sensible' governing images in contempoary culture.

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Wiki Workshop

  1. 1. Wiki Workshop<br />Generating Ideas<br />
  2. 2. What I Know Is<br />
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  11. 11. “… the more vantage points from which a complex problem is seen, easier it becomes to solve.” <br />(Leadbeater 2008, p.72)<br />
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  13. 13. The Wonders of Wikipedia<br />“An average of nearly two thousand English-Language articles are posted every day on every imaginable subject. That adds up to 730,000 new articles each year. When you factor in the average growth rate you can count on Wikipedia boasting more than 5 million articles by 2010, and that’s a conservative estimate.”<br />(Tapscott and Williams 2007, p. 76)<br />
  14. 14. What makes a Wiki work?<br />“[Wiki’s] work best when many minds can focus on a shared task with some clear goals: to create an encyclopaedia, plan a meeting, update a list, assemble scientific data or write a report.”<br />(Leadbeater 2008, p. 36)<br />
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  16. 16. What do we want?<br />to get a better understanding of images<br />
  17. 17. What do we want?<br />We want to get a better understanding of the way that the world around us is organised to give us particular experiences of images, and the ways that new developments might be changing this organisation.<br />
  18. 18. What do we want today?<br />
  19. 19. Timmy Mallet<br />
  20. 20. <ul><li> Like a UFO – makes the body look alien.
  21. 21. The stand is a bit like Di Vinci’s Vitruvian Man
  22. 22. Like Han Solo frozen in carbon – frozen, time suspended. Held captive.
  23. 23. Cast of the Body – Phrenology. Used to determine criminals!!
  24. 24. Authoratitive – control over bodies.
  25. 25. How’s it different from a normal photo?
  26. 26. Blanks faces – loose that aspect of identity.
  27. 27. Body and clothes become one kind of surface.
  28. 28. Capture Different kind of radiation
  29. 29. Like an imprint – which is kind of what photo’s are – but somehow more sculptural.
  30. 30. X-ray vision – ALL THE TABOOS OF XRAY, has to carefully monitored. (Privacy, a different kind of voyeurism).</li></li></ul><li>References<br />Leadbeater, C (2008) We-Think. London, Profile Books Ltd.<br />Tapscott, D and Anthony D. Williams. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Chnages Everything. London, Atlantic Books.<br />