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Artists and Not Algorithms Should Curate Our Music Discoveries

Artists and Not Algorithms Should Curate Our Music Discoveries | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Maurice Boucher takes a stand for human curators in the arts, by placing string emphasis on the fact that purely alorithmic solutions cannot really discern people expressed needs and desires from unexpressed ones.


His central point is this: "At the heart of the online music curation role is the possible solution to the expressed need versus unexpressed desire problem that permeates the Internet and prevents us from developing internet culture beyond purely commercial interests."


He writes: "...I know of no algorithm that can work out the difference between what people ask for and what they actually desire.


That is the philosophical question that really is the core software requirement of a music recommendation engine, and music curation is an ideal testbed case to see if we can build a layer on the internet to act as verification of the search process.


...communicating socially and informally (with strangers) and sharing music is not enough to build a bridge between what people ask for and what they desire.


People have to have a sense that some agency is acting at least semi-exclusively for them and has some insight into who they are."


"At the heart of the online music curation role is the possible solution to the expressed need verses unexpressed desire problem that permeates the Internet and prevents us from developing internet culture beyond purely commercial interests."


"The artists have to be included in the equations that run the algorithms of curation and filtering for the internet to have a future beyond being just another compendium of useless facts and trivia."



Rightful. 8/10


Full article: http://north.com/thinking/guest-post-web-curation-and-filtering-defining-new-roles-for-digital-artists/



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How Worthless Stuff on eBay Becomes Art and the Collector-Curator Becomes an Artist

How Worthless Stuff on eBay Becomes Art and the Collector-Curator Becomes an Artist | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you seriously and systematically curate a topic, your work may be soon considered as good as collector's art, not because of the individual value of each piece you include, but thanks to your ability to orchestrate a strong and consistent "theme".


In this article inspired by the Three Graces photographic collection who was recently bought by New York collector Peter J. Cohen, Deanna Alshad writes how much she likes Stephanie Terelak as she captures the essence of this photograph collection: "The lines of collector, curator, and artist are blurred in this case.


Individually, these photographs are worth very little, probably a few dollars on ebay I would guess.


But amassed, sorted, and curated in large specific groups, seemingly worthless stuff on ebay becomes art and the collector becomes artist, selecting each piece to belong to a greater whole that our best museums’ curators deemed worthy of their walls."


And then she adds: "This can nearly be said of any collection. Collections are works of art, like collages or mixed media projects — or bonsai trees.


Often continuously in process, collections are nearly alive with the story narrated by each individual collector’s act of collecting.


Each curates — feeds and prunes — for meaning and growth as well as with an artistic eye, to tell stories with objects."



Inspiring. Rightful. 8/10


Full article: http://www.inherited-values.com/2012/08/collectors-are-like-artists-collections-like-works-of-art/



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